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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Scruffy", Yorkshire Terrier, Black and Tan, Castro Valley

Scruffy is a 10 year old, neutered Yorkshire Terrier. He is wearing a collar with ID tags, but is not microchipped.

By accident, Scruffy was let into the part of the backyard that is not fenced. Normally he is allowed in the fenced only part of the yard.

There were some possible sightings of Scruffy after he went missing, but, with some great detective work on his family's part, they discovered that the dogs seen were other loose Yorkies and not Scruffy.

We found Scuffy's track leading down the driveway and then right onto Redwood Road. If he had made a left instead, he would have gone straight to downtown Castro Valley, and probably would have been found and picked up. However, going right instead, leads him into a very large open space area covered by public parks, private land and rural roads.

After traveling on Redwood Road, he made a turn onto a dirt hiking trail that would eventually, after several miles, lead into Lake Chabot Recreation Area. Once being in the park, he then made a loop around the main area and then out again to the other side of the lake, which leads to the dam and then eventually to Chabot Park in San Leandro.

There was a positive sighting of Scruffy in the parking lot of a Rite Aid store the night he went missing, which was along the track we followed him. An employee of Rite Aid saw him wandering around the lot that night as she got off of work.

After following his track for over six hours, his people called off the search, and said they would continue to look for Scruffy.

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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total Distance: 17.78 km (11.1 mi)
Total Time: 6:10:56
Moving Time: 2:57:55
Average Speed: 2.88 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 6.00 km/h (3.7 mi/h)
Max Speed: 11.27 km/h (7.0 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -15 m (-51 ft)
Max Elevation: 140 m (461 ft)
Elevation Gain: 707 m (2320 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Mon Aug 29 12:24:17 PDT 2011