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Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Speedo," DSH, Grey Tabby with White Paws, Pacifica

Still Missing as of August 24, 2013


Speedo is an indoor/outdoor eight year old brown tabby with white paws DSH. He is wearing a collar with ID tags and he is microchipped. 

He was last seen by his people at around 9 AM in the morning on their front porch. He did not come home by the end of the day per his regular routine. They has recently moved to this new home, and has just started to let Speedo out into the neighborhood. There were no sightings of Speedo, despite an extensive search after he went missing.

Speedo was missing for over a week when I was called. 

This area of Pacifica is at a very far canyon of the city. Surrounding the neighborhood is only deep canyons in every direction. 

The track we found led to what was probably a regular hangout for Speedo, only two blocks away. From there it appears the track took off straight down the hill and wound around another dead end area and then went out of the area to the main road, leading out of the canyon.

The search was stopped after only two hours by Speedo's person because she made it very clear that she did not believe that Dino was following her cat's track. She said that Speedo would never leave his home, and that he must still be somewhere in the area, but just too scared to come out. 

I explained to her a couple of things that I noticed in only the two hours that we worked. First, it appeared that the place at the end of Big Bend Drive could have been a regular hangout for Speedo. One of the houses had no other animals (even a neighbor confirmed they had no animals), had a big backyard that bordered on open space, and, too boot, there was a nice and well worn spot under the side fence that a lot of animals appeared to use regularly, and Dino did indicate there was Speedo's scent in that area. The other neighbor also confirmed that a lot of cats liked to hang out on this court, but she was not familiar with Speedo. It looks like Speedo was chased from this court down the street and then around. There were also indications in a couple of spots that Speedo could have been picked up by a human and carried away, after leaving the Big Bend court. There were a couple of spots along the way that indicated some type of scuffle occurred with the track going every which way in a small area, indicating that somebody was forcibly picking Speedo up. Then the track went straight down the hill and headed quickly out of the area. At this point, the search was stopped, and Speedo's person asked to walk home. 

Speedo's person said she would continue to look for Speedo. 

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Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: Speedo Pacifica
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 5.34 km (3.3 mi)
Total time: 1:52:23
Moving time: 1:19:17
Average speed: 2.85 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.04 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.22 km/h (4.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 21.05 min/km (33.9 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.85 min/km (23.9 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8.31 min/km (13.4 min/mi)
Max elevation: 184 m (603 ft)
Min elevation: 43 m (142 ft)
Elevation gain: 199 m (653 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 5/23/2013 10:16am