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Thursday, December 6, 2012

"SpaceCat," Tuxedo, DLH, Nevada City


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Spacecat is a five year old, indoor only, Tuxedo, DLH. When he went missing, he was not wearing a collar and is not microchipped. 

His people were moving into the new house when his carrier came apart and Spacecat ran out of the open garage door and ran out into the open space surrounding the five acres, unfenced property. There were not sightings of Spacecat after he went missing.

We found his track going into the fenced backyard, which was closed when he went missing, but left open for him after he went missing. After it left the yard, it then went into the garage, out the garage and up the driveway and down the only road leading away from the property. From there it went down the road, and then all the way to Highway 20, and then made a left onto the busy road. At that point it was perfectly clear that Spacecat had jumped into a vehicle and was carried out. 

We followed the track all the way into Nevada City, through town and up another road, Boulder Drive, and then down all the way to the end of a dirt road, and then it turned around and went back. At this point, the search was called off by Spacecat's person. We drove back home and spoke to one of the painters who were still at the house. 

Here are a few scenarios we came up with: 
Spacecat went missing on a Saturday. Monday through Friday, there were painters everyday at the house. He could have gotten into one of their cars. One of the painters did confirm she had not been to Nevada City in several months, which is where the track eventually led to, so we know it was not her or her partner. The other painter was not talked to when I was there, so I don't know his story. 

There is another set of dwellings that share that same road that passes in front of Spacecat's house, and that is off to the right. If Spacecat was in any of those cars, the track that Dino found leading out, would go in the same direction. Spacecat's person said he would talk to them and see if any of them went to the place in Nevada City, where we found the track go to. 

We also talked about any delivers that could have occurred during this time, like UPS, FEDEX or such. Spacecat's person did say they were coming and going during the next few days as they were completing the move, and packages had been delivered while they were not there. 

He said he would review all these options and continue to look for Spacecat in a much wider area than they had been previously. 


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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Name: Spacecat Nevada City
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 7.42 km (4.6 mi)
Total time: 1:29:16
Moving time: 49:15
Average speed: 4.98 km/h (3.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 9.03 km/h (5.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 82.97 km/h (51.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 12.04 min/km (19.4 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 6.64 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 0.72 min/km (1.2 min/mi)
Max elevation: 1018 m (3339 ft)
Min elevation: 745 m (2445 ft)
Elevation gain: 105 m (346 ft)
Max grade: 9 %
Min grade: -24 %
Recorded: 12/6/2012 12:41pm