Minerva is an indoor only, five year old, grey/brown tabby DSH. She was adopted the previous month from a local animal shelter. When she went missing she was wearing a collar with ID tags and she is microchipped. Per her person, Minerva is very shy and scared around strangers.
She was last seen at the house on September 28, and she was sighted by her person the following Saturday, October 5th, about a mile from the house. We started the search from that location. No flyers had been created or posted, so we first created a flyer.
This part of Sebastopol is considered West Sonoma County and is predominately ranches and farms and vineyards of all sizes and shapes. The town of Sebastopol is several miles away, and the nearest town in another direction is at least three.
After searching the area, we found the track leading away form the area and down a private driveway to a place where two houses were side by side. It appears that Minerva spent a lot of time here because her track was all over the properties. Unfortunately, there was also a large loose dog at one of the houses, so we were prevented from following it all around. Instead, we picked it up coming back out of the property and followed it out and down the road to a popular biking/hiking trail that eventually led us to a small town.
Due to unknown GPS problems, the mapping system stopped and I was not aware of it until much later.
The search was stopped at the four hour mark, and he said he would continue to look for Minerva.
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Name: Minerva Sebastopol
Activity type: -
Total distance: 3.93 km (2.4 mi)
Total time: 47:53
Moving time: 25:01
Average speed: 4.93 km/h (3.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 9.44 km/h (5.9 mi/h)
Max speed: 52.18 km/h (32.4 mi/h)
Average pace: 12:10 min/km (19:35 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 6:22 min/km (10:14 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:09 min/km (1:51 min/mi)
Max elevation: 103 m (339 ft)
Min elevation: 21 m (68 ft)
Elevation gain: 21 m (70 ft)
Max grade: 6 %
Min grade: -12 %
Recorded: 10/9/2013 1:48pm