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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Caspian," DSH, Blue, Sacramento - Found!


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I received this email three days after the search, saying that Caspian had been found!


From: Jen
Subject: Re: Caspian Sacramento
Date: June 28, 2013 9:11:23 AM PDT
To: Jackie Phillips <jackie@thesocialpet.com>

Jackie,

Thank you for sending this GPS map. 

Fortunately, Caspian was returned home yesterday. He was under an apartment building about 6 blocks away and jumped out toward someone around 11am. Since he still had is collar on with my contact information, the person called me and I picked him up. Except for having lost weight, he appears to be in good shape and acting normally. 

Good to have him back.

Thank you for all your hard work to help find Caspian. It was invaluable!

Best,
Jen


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Search details:

Caspian is an indoor/outdoor, neutered, 14 year old, male all grey DSH. He is wearing a collar with ID tags and he is microchipped. 

He was last seen by his person at 11 PM. When he did not come by the next morning, he person started looking for him. 

He was missing for two weeks when I was called. 

After doing a perimeter check, we found a track leading out away from the neighborhood. Within a short distance, it was clear that Caspian had been picked up somewhere in his neighborhood. His person said that he was friendly toward strangers and would approach them on the street. Also, Caspian  was last seen on a Wednesday at 11 PM, and the trash cans are picked up on Thursday, meaning that many cans are put out Wednesday evening before people go to work. Sacramento has a very large transient population, and Caspian's person said that she did regularly see people going through the recycling cans when they are put out for trash pick up. 

We followed the track throughout Sacramento and after four hours, Caspian's person called off the search. She said she would continue to look for him. 

I did recommend keeping up flyers in her neighborhood for several blocks in each direction since Caspian could return to the area, if he was able to get loose.
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Max elevation: 23 m (76 ft)
Min elevation: -10 m (-34 ft)
Elevation gain: 266 m (872 ft)
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Recorded: 6/26/2013 2:08pm

Sunday, June 23, 2013

"Maka," Bengal, Brown/Tan, Boulder Creek

Still Missing as of August 24, 2013







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Maka is an indoor/outdoor, neutered, nine year old 13 pound Bengal cat. He is microchipped and he is wearing a collar with ID tags. 

He was last seen early Friday morning before his person went to work. When she got home later in the day, Maka did not come home that night, as would be usual. 

I came out the following Sunday, over a week later. Prior to my arrival, an extensive search of the area, which is rural, remote and mountainous, was done, but no sightings of Maka were reported. The location is a flat isolated neighborhood, with only one way in and one way out. One side of the neighborhood is a deep, flat creek, with a thin amount of water trickling through at this time of the year. 

After performing a full perimeter check of the area, we found a track leading away from the main entrance and away from the house up a narrow, winding road, past a large set of mailboxes and up another road that continued up a steep canyon all the way to the top where it ended at a large house. After attempting contact at the house and finding nobody home, we found the track leading back out of the driveway and back down the same road we just came up. From there the track went in and out of several driveways and all the way back down the same road we just came up, past Maka's house and out to the main road, Highway 9. From there is turned left and continued up the road. 

At this point, Maka's person stopped the search at the four hour mark and she said she would continue to look for Maka.

It appears to me that Maka got into a type of vehicle and was inadvertently carried away. Some ideas of vehicles would be the mail carrier, UPS or Fed Ex or another type of delivery driver in the area. Maka's people did confirm he is very friendly and will approach strangers and enter unknown cars and neighbor's homes. Also, this place is very isolated and considered safe, so it would not be unusual for any delivery vehicles to leave their vehicles open and unattended while delivering packages. Unlike in more urban areas, where it would not be safe to leave a truck unattended or unlocked. 

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Total distance: 2.67 km (1.7 mi)
Total time: 1:27:45
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Fastest pace: 10.45 min/km (16.8 min/mi)
Max elevation: 212 m (694 ft)
Min elevation: 148 m (484 ft)
Elevation gain: 122 m (401 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
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Recorded: 6/23/2013 8:36am

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Pippa," DSH, Grey Tabby with White, San Francisco - Found!

I received the following emails one week after Pippa went missing:

"June 23, 2013 7:30:43 PM PDT
Pippa was sighted half way home Thursday night on Fulton. She came home late Friday night.


Jun 23, 2013, at 08:43 PM: My response:
That is wonderful! Thanks for the update.
Did you walk up to the front door or front porch? How did you find her? 


June 23, 2013 8:57:34 PM PDT
She was meowing outside my bedroom window at 2am. I heard her and ran out. I picked her up and brought her inside. She then demanded food. I fed her two meals and ran out of food. I went to Safeway at 3am to get her more food. Three meals later her belly was full. Then she came onto my lap and clung on, releasing... She slept for a day and now she is fine, even better than before she left.


Jun 23, 2013, at 09:14 PM: My response:
Very smart and lucky cat! Where on Fulton was she seen on Thursday? Did someone see your flyer and call you?

June 23, 2013 9:17:57 PM PDT
Pippa was att Central and Fulton, half way home, on Thursday night. Yes, a girl was out with her dog, who chased Pippa into a backyard. Five minutes later the girl saw my poster and knew it was my cat. At that point, I knew Pippa would be home soon.

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Pippa is a two year old, indoor only, DSH grey tabby. She is microchipped, but not wearing a collar. She went missing from her apartment after falling out of an open second story window somewhere around 11 PM on a Sunday evening. There were no sightings of her after she went missing.

I came out on Tuesday morning. After checking the whole area, we found the track leading away from the apartment, across Fulton and into Golden Gate Park. The track went all around the initial area and then eventually left at the corner of Stanyan and Fulton. From there the track went straight down Fulton, all the way to where it dead ends at Civic Center. From there it turned left and continued for several more blocks. At this point, I had to stop the search and walk all the way back since I was instructed to do no more than the four hour minimum. Pippa's person was not able to accompany me on the search, but I remained in constant contact through texts, telling her what I was doing and what I found. 

It was obvious that Pippa had been picked up somewhere in GGP and carried away. That particular area has a lot of homeless transient people and I even saw several walking down Fulton in the same direction, toward Civic Center. 

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Craigslist Ad:
MISSING
Missing from 2nd Avenue and Fulton
On June 16, 2013
A REWARD will be offered

Pippa is two years old and is an American shorthair and is medium in size. She is grey topcoat, white undercoat. Pippa has light brown eyes, pink nose, long whiskers, and a long haired tail. Pippa is very shy and doesn't like to be anywhere but home. Her brother Charlie and I miss her very much. If found, please bring her home.


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Name: Pippa San Francisco
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Description: -
Total distance: 4.21 km (2.6 mi)
Total time: 1:33:10
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Average speed: 2.71 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.27 km/h (3.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.70 km/h (5.4 mi/h)
Average pace: 22.15 min/km (35.6 min/mi)
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Fastest pace: 6.89 min/km (11.1 min/mi)
Max elevation: 112 m (367 ft)
Min elevation: 55 m (179 ft)
Elevation gain: 147 m (482 ft)
Max grade: 17 %
Min grade: -11 %
Recorded: 6/18/2013 8:09am

Friday, June 14, 2013

"Emma," Phalene, Tricolor, Orinda - Found!


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My Notes After the Search:


To prove how much of a piece of work Emma's person is, he has reported me to the US Copyright Department for using an already published image of Emma for this blog. One that was already published on Craigslist for several days without a care as to who was using the image. I use the exact same image in a professional blog that I was paid to perform, and suddenly he has an issue. Obviously, this person has some extreme personality issues, and has nothing else better to do in his life than spend time attempting to harass a single professional person, who he paid to come out to help find his dog. 

Additionally, for this case blog, every single photo in every single blog has come off of Craigslist for the public posting of every lost pet. Not one single person in over four and a half years and 460 cases has ever made a comment or complaint. In fact, most people are extremely happy and grateful to have their pet's images in a public forum. So, for this one single person to be the only person to complain, obviously says something about his character and personality. 

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Craigslist Ad:

"Lost at Corner of Oak Road and Barbara Road 6/13/2013. 10lb Phalene dog (looks a lot like a papillon) with black and white coat. She should have tags with collar and leash, she ran away from the dog walker. If you have seen this dog or have taken her in, please contact immediately."


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Case Notes:


Emma is an eight pound very shy Phalene, a Papillon look alike. She went missing late Wednesday evening while being walked by a neighbor while her person was on vacation. She was wearing a collar with ID tags and she was dragging a six foot leash. I was called at 1:30 AM on Friday by Emma's person. I contacted her at 7 AM. I offered to come out right away. The search was set for 11 AM, but it was cancelled by Emma's people, & rescheduled it for 1 PM. I arrived early to the search.

There were no sightings of Emma after she went missing. Since Emma was normally been walked all over the area with her person and with the dog walker, we had to first find her last known track leading out. We did not want to find old tracks. Emma's person said that this entire area had been checked by many people day and night since Emma went missing, but she was never seen.


We started checking the area for her last known track at her last known location, where she ran away from the dog walker, at the intersection of Barbara Road and Oak Road. This area is very high and remote hillsides with very narrow and twisty tight roads, densely populated with large homes. 


While we were finding her most current track, another set of people were looking on other streets, in the area where she went missing. 


While we were still checking the area for a current track, Emma's person received a call that Emma had been found. We started to walk back. I asked her where Emma had been found. She didn't know the exact location, but she said somewhere up on Barbara Road, where we had not checked yet. I asked her if that area had been already checked prior to me getting there, and she said yes. 


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Total distance: 1.13 km (0.7 mi)
Total time: 29:57
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Average pace: 26.56 min/km (42.7 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 10.92 min/km (17.6 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7.20 min/km (11.6 min/mi)
Max elevation: 193 m (635 ft)
Min elevation: 170 m (558 ft)
Elevation gain: 42 m (137 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
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Recorded: 6/14/2013 1:24pm

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Jackie Brown," Jack Russell Terrier, White with Tan, Philo, CA - Found!



Jackie Brown is a 10 pound, 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier. She was last seen on her back porch around 10:30 AM on a Monday.

I was contacted that Monday afternoon to come by the next morning to help look for Jackie Brown.

There were no sightings of her after she left the house, despite an extensive search of the multi-acre property.

I received a text early Tuesday morning, as I was preparing to leave, that Jackie Brown had been found in the middle of the night, stuck inside the central air conditioning unit. She was found healthy with no injuries.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Sugar," Persian, Flame Point, San Jose



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Sugar is an unneutered, male, four year old, indoor only, eight pound, flame point Persian cat. When he went missing he was not wearing any collar and he was not microchipped.

There were no sightings of Sugar after he went missing. He was missing for almost two weeks when I was called to come out.

He was last seen around 11 PM on a Monday evening, by his people when he asked to leave the bedroom and hang out in the living room on his cat tree. 

Other tenants in the home came home in the middle of the night, and they were the last people to see Sugar. Sometime during the time of these people coming home, Sugar got out of the front door, which is the only way to leave. 

The next morning, Tuesday, Sugar was not seen, but, per his people, it was not uncommon for Sugar to remain hiding. When they got home later in the day, after dark, they looked for Sugar, but could not find him. They looked all over the house and surrounding area, but did not see him, and nobody had seen him. 

The next day, Wednesday, they started to put up flyers and continued for several more days in the surrounding apartment complexes and condo complexes behind them and in front of them. Nobody had seen Sugar at all. Sugar's people were convinced that Sugar had been picked up and that somebody was holding him inside the house. 

When I got there, I showed Dino the entire area, several blocks of the area surrounding their home. Then I took Dino to the middle and started him. He immediately took off down the street, turned the corner and kept going down the street. 

After a few more blocks, I stopped to ask Sugar's people some questions. I asked them when does their trash cans get picked up, and they said anytime on Wednesday, but they put out the cans the night before on the street, next to the curb. I then started to explain something that they already knew, being long time residents of the area. San Jose has a very large and entrenched transient population. They camp and live throughout the vast system of creeks that wander throughout the city and Santa Clara County. One of the things that transients do is collect recycling and turn it in for cash, and they regularly will make the rounds of all the trash cans during the night.

Based on the track we found, it appears that Sugar was picked up by a transient sometime Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning as they passed in the area to check the cans. The track we found out of the area was clearly human, and not a scared, lost, indoor only cat. Along the way, we passed by numerous homeless camps, along creeks and under overpasses. 

The track was stopped at the four hour mark by Sugar's people. They said they would continue to look for him. 

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Total distance: 8.98 km (5.6 mi)
Total time: 3:32:11
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Max elevation: 52 m (171 ft)
Min elevation: 27 m (88 ft)
Elevation gain: 190 m (624 ft)
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Recorded: 6/8/2013 2:51pm


Friday, June 7, 2013

"Bud," Terrier/Lab Mix, Black, South San Francisco - Found!







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Bud is an eight month old, very friendly, black, 35 pound, neutered, lab terrier mix. When he went missing, he was wearing a collar with ID tags and he is microchipped. 

He was at a local park when he took off after his person was attempting to get him into the car. Apparently, he was not ready to go home. There were no sightings of Bud after he left the park. 

He went missing on a Tuesday evening, and we did the search that Friday morning. 

It appeared that at one point he came back to the park because the track led out of the park from a completely different location than how he left, but that time is unknown since there were no sightings. His person said he was at the park that night until after midnight, but never saw Bud. This park was a large suburban park with at least ten different ways to enter and exit, so I am not surprised the two did not meet that night. 

The track we found led away from the area and moved in and out of Daly City and South San Francisco for six hours. The search was called off when we everybody said they were exhausted and it was starting to get dark. 

Due to GPS and battery problems, the entire track was not recorded. We actually went all the way to Hillside Blvd, made a left and eventually went into Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Then we went all the way to the far back, at the base of San Bruno Mountain State Park.

I recommended extending the search into San Francisco since we were so close to the border and informing SFACC that Bud could be in the city.  

Two days later on the following Sunday, I received a text that Bud had been found! He was found walking in the Haight District of San Francisco with a man. He told Bud's person that he had bought Bud from another man for $40, though he could not identify this man, and he could not say how long he had Bud. All of his tags were missing, except for his Rabies tag. 

It was unclear if this person was a transient, but it was definitely doable that Bud was picked up by a transient along the way, and then sold to another person. 

Bud is one very lucky dog!


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Total distance: 9.79 km (6.1 mi)
Total time: 3:06:25
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Max elevation: 186 m (612 ft)
Min elevation: 20 m (64 ft)
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Recorded: 6/7/2013 10:06am


Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Kade," DSH, Black, San Jose - Found!



I received this email on June 10, 2013, four days after the search, and missing since May 30, 2013. 

"Hi Jackie,

Just wanted to let you know that my cat showed up at 4:00am this morning after a week and a half of wondering around out there.  He looks thinner, tired, possibly a little constipated, but otherwise seems fine.

Thank you for coming out to search for him and all the great advice!

Vicki"


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Case details:
Kade is an indoor/outdoor, male, neutered, two year old, all black DSH. When he went missing he was not wearing a collar and he was not microchipped. 

There was one sighting of Kade, several houses away in a front yard, several days after he was last seen by his family. We started the search there.

We did find a track leading away from the area, through the local high school and around the neighborhood. The search was called off at the four hour mark by Kade's person. 

She said she would continue to look for Kade. 

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Total distance: 7.70 km (4.8 mi)
Total time: 2:16:02
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Max speed: 9.82 km/h (6.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 17.66 min/km (28.4 min/mi)
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Fastest pace: 6.11 min/km (9.8 min/mi)
Max elevation: 92 m (302 ft)
Min elevation: 62 m (205 ft)
Elevation gain: 175 m (575 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
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Recorded: 6/6/2013 10:17am