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Monday, February 13, 2012

"Vinnie", DSH, Grey/Brown Tabby, Novato - Found!


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"Hi Jackie,

Thanks for all your help! Vinnie came home this morning! We really appreciate all your help - he could have heard us yelling his name in the all the spots that we visited, you never know!  We also put up more posters.

Thanks again - we really appreciate all your help and advice!

Best,
GL"

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Search Details:

Vinnie is an eight year old, indoor only, neutered, DSH black and brown tabby with white paws and a white stomach. He is not wearing a collar and is not microchipped.

There were no sightings of him after he went missing.

We followed a track that went directly across the street to a court/cul-de-sac and then, from there, it went straight down the street, through a shopping center and over a 10 foot chain link fence. At this point, I told Vinnie's person, that it appears he has been picked up and carried away.

We followed it for several miles around Novato and then it went back to the same area of his home. The track went past his home, but on the other side of the street from the beginning. From here, it went through and around a couple of shopping centers.

The search was stopped after four hours by Vinnie's people. They continued walking around the area of the track all that night and calling his name.

Early the next morning, I received both an email and voicemail that Vinnie was found at his front doorstep.

My guess is that the person who had Vinnie saw us looking around for him and let him go near the house.

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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 12.40 km (7.7 mi)
Total time: 3:31:07
Moving time: 1:38:24
Average speed: 3.52 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 7.56 km/h (4.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 49.45 km/h (30.7 mi/h)
Min elevation: -9 m (-31 ft)
Max elevation: 34 m (111 ft)
Elevation gain: 471 m (1544 ft)
Max grade: 2 %
Min grade: -2 %
Recorded: 2/7/2012 10:36 AM
Activity type: -