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Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Henry", DSH, Brown Tabby, San Francisco - Found!

On April 23, 2011, a couple of days after the search, I received the following email message:

"He's back!!"

After asking for further information, I did not receive a response, so this is all I have. 

Henry is an indoor only, neutered, six year old, brown tabby DSH. He is microchipped and is wearing a collar with ID tags. He was let out by accident by a visitor staying temporarily at the house.

There were no sightings of Henry after he went missing.

Track One:
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Total Distance: 2207.16 km (1371.5 mi)
Total Time: 3:30:12
Moving Time: 3:04:54
Average Pace: 0.10 min/km (0.2 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 0.08 min/km (0.1 min/mi)
Min Pace: 0.04 min/km (0.1 min/mi)
Min Elevation: -60 m (-198 ft)
Max Elevation: 465 m (1526 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1330 m (4363 ft)
Max Grade: 33 %
Min Grade: -37 %
Recorded: Fri Apr 22 08:01:00 PDT 2011

Track Two:

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Total Distance: 8.13 km (5.1 mi)
Total Time: 1:35:10
Moving Time: 1:01:01
Average Pace: 11.71 min/km (18.8 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 7.51 min/km (12.1 min/mi)
Min Pace: 5.96 min/km (9.6 min/mi)
Min Elevation: -36 m (-117 ft)
Max Elevation: 20 m (67 ft)
Elevation Gain: 583 m (1914 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Fri Apr 22 11:34:08 PDT 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Bella", Calico, Manx, South San Francisco

Bella is an indoor only, two year old, spayed and microchipped Calico Manx with a stubby tail. She was last seen around midnight at home.

No sightings had been called in of Bella.

When we got to the top of Greenpark Terrace, we found a large water holding tank. After checking multiple times and different areas, Dino indicated that there was no track leading out of the tank area or the fenced in area. We were able to find a contact for the company managing the tank, and they were able to send out a person to let us into the fenced in area. We did find Bella's track leading into the fenced in area and around and up on to the tiered landscaping, but then the track stopped just at the gate. The employee did confirm that another employee was there the past Friday, two days after Bella went missing, to do regular maintenance on the tank. He said that he would talk to that employee to confirm if they saw a cat in the area, or maybe one who could have jumped into their truck. Bella could have jumped out of the truck anywhere along the way.

Four days after the search, Bella's person received a call that a cat of Bella's description was seen hanging out at a feeding station in the general area of her home, which is a very large marina with large parks along the bay. The employee of the company managing the water tank never called her back. I suggested putting out traps at the feeding station to attempt to catch her.

Bella could have jumped out of the work truck anywhere along the way, and made it back to the general area of the marina.

There was a problem with the GPS that day, and the tracking did not kick in until up along Sister Cities Blvd, but Bella was lost back at the marina on the other side of the freeway along Oyster Point Blvd and Oyster Point Park.

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Total Distance: 9.48 km (5.9 mi)
Total Time: 3:21:25
Moving Time: 1:22:43
Average Pace: 21.25 min/km (34.2 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 8.73 min/km (14.0 min/mi)
Min Pace: 3.49 min/km (5.6 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 17 m (54 ft)
Max Elevation: 97 m (318 ft)
Elevation Gain: 488 m (1600 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Sun Apr 17 11:50:02 PDT 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Beau Beau", DLH, Grey/White Tabby, Danville

Beau Beau is an indoor only, grey and white tabby DLH. His is not wearing a collar and is not microchipped.

He was staying with the daughter of his person while his person was vacationing out of the country. Beau Beau escaped by accident when a door got left open by mistake. They have not received any calls for any sightings.

We had a searched scheduled for two days after the call since I was going to be out of town for the next day. I called the following day to check in and confirm the appointment for the next day, but I was told that they wanted to cancel the search since they had adopted a new kitten at the shelter just that day while they were in there looking for Beau Beau.

They promised they would continue to look for Beau Beau. However, I have found that when people adopt a new animal after loosing a pet, they do not continue the search in a whole hearted attempt. They purchase the new animal to compensate for the emotions they are experiencing on the loss of the first animal. I hope I am wrong.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Cherry", Red, Pit Bull, San Francisco - Found!

Cherry is a spayed, six year old, red, female pit bull who is microchipped, but is not wearing a collar or tags. Cherry was known to be very friendly with everybody she met.

There were no sightings of Cherry after she went missing.

Her person had distributed a lot of flyers the night before in areas he had not placed them before. On the flyer it said they were offering a $500 reward.

We had a searched scheduled for early in the morning. I got to the home and they said they had received a call from a person who said they had Cherry and was going to bring her by. He knew that this person, who ended up being a high school student, was responding to the reward.

The finder said that he and his sister were walking home from school, which was on the way past Cherry's house. He said that Cherry approached them as they walked by and followed them home. The finder said he had intended to keep Cherry, since she was such a nice dog, and she got along with his other dog. They had Cherry for almost a week when they saw the flyer with the reward.

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Lucy", Black and Silver, Miniature Schnauzer, Healdsburg

Lucy is a seven year old, black and grey, Miniature Schnauzer who is wearing a collar with current ID tags and is microchipped.

Lucy was last seen at the bottom of her driveway on her property. Another person later told Lucy's people that they saw Lucy being picked up on this same driveway by a man in a full size Chevy van. No further sighting were called in.

I did not do a search, but I did a lengthy phone consultation with Lucy's person where the best place to look for Lucy.

She said she would continue to look for Lucy