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Friday, February 1, 2013

"Cole," Labrador, Black, Orinda - Found!


Cole is a three year old, all black, 50 pound Labrador. When he went missing he was wearing two collars with ID tags and dragging a leash. He was also microchipped. 

He took off from one of his people from their driveway after coming back from a walk at 4 PM. His people had recently adopted him about five weeks prior from a shelter in Grass Valley where he stayed for four months. Cole is very shy and afraid of people.

There were three sightings of Cole in the area within the first 48 hours, including by one of his people as he ran directly past his home, but Cole would not stopped even though she called him repeatedly. 

He was missing for a week when I was called. His people were convinced that Cole was hiding in the nearby canyon. 

We found the track leading away from the house that eventually went through a large open space and out onto Moraga Way and all the way into Moraga and eventually to a very large fenced in cattle field surrounded by barbed wire. At this point we had already tracked several hours and it was almost dark. We decided to stop the search and they said they would continue to search for Cole and let me know when he was found. 

Three days after the search, I received the following email:

Cole was caught at Campolindo High School this morning and is now at the vet getting hydrated etc. He had chewed through his leash at some point but is in pretty good shape considering!  Craigs list postings this morning brought the news to me from the school!  Amazing! Thank you for all your help!"

While on the search, we went past the high school on Moraga Way, so Cole returned to the area. 

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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Name: Cole Orinda
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 9.89 km (6.1 mi)
Total time: 3:30:04
Moving time: 2:14:42
Average speed: 2.82 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.40 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.89 km/h (5.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 21.24 min/km (34.2 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13.62 min/km (21.9 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.75 min/km (10.9 min/mi)
Max elevation: 310 m (1018 ft)
Min elevation: 134 m (438 ft)
Elevation gain: 276 m (905 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 2/1/2013 12:51pm