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Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Herman," Grey Tabby with White, DSH, Orinda

Still Missing as of July 8, 2014


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Search Details:

Herman is an indoor/outdoor, male, 15 pound, seven year old, brown tabby with white DSH. When he went missing he was wearing a collar with no tags and he was microchipped. 

Herman was last seen at approximately 6 pm when he was let out of the house after his person came home. He was seen leaving the yard in the usual spot, but he never returned within the usual hour timeframe. 

Herman was last seen on Tuesday, February 4 and I was called out on the first search on Wednesday, February 19, just over two weeks after Herman went missing

There were no sightings of Herman after he went missing. 

After extensively showing Dino the area surrounding the house, he found the track leading out and away from the house. It continued down a long street and then suddenly turned to the left up Monterey Terrace, a long and steep street that eventually ends at a dead end at a very large gate protecting a large estate. The houses on this street would be considered "estates" with new homes and large properties. They even had their token loose Chihuahua on the road that attempted to take Dino down, but quickly learned his mistake and ran back home to his private driveway.

After checking the whole street again, Dino found the track leading back down the road and then made a left at the bottom of the street and then went all the way down to where that road ended and then made a right onto Glorietta.

The search was stopped at the four hour mark by Herman's person. They said they would continue to look for him.

Two days later I was asked to come back to Monterey Terrace because, after our last search, they had posted flyers up and down the street and somebody said they had seen Herman two days prior on that Tuesday in the morning in front of #9 Monterey Terrace. 

We started Day #2 on Monterey Terrace, and, after showing Dino the whole street and a few more houses where we were given additional permission, Dino found a new track in front of #9 that led into a property and to the far back where another house was in the process of being built with the initial "hill scaping" already in progress. From there we went down the hill, but then cut into a canyon that eventually led behind a couple of houses on MT. Then the track went uphill, and we climbed like a goat to the top along deer trails and eventually onto another dead end street called Hillcrest. From Hillcrest, it went all the way down to the bottom and across Tara again.

For a couple of more hours we kept following the track and eventually got to the downtown section of Orinda again, closer to Herman's house. There it went through town and up Davis street, to within one house of where he lives. Then the track turned left again, but along the original road leading away from the house that we took on the first day. 

They said they would continue to look for Herman and walk the area keeping up flyers and letting everyone know he is still missing. 

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Day #1:


Name: Herman Orinda
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 5.41 km (3.4 mi)
Total time: 3:05:24
Moving time: 1:38:26
Average speed: 1.75 km/h (1.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.30 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.85 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 34:15 min/km (55:07 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 18:11 min/km (29:16 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:45 min/km (14:05 min/mi)
Max elevation: 248 m (814 ft)
Min elevation: 163 m (536 ft)
Elevation gain: 349 m (1146 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -20 %
Recorded: 2/19/2014 9:06am


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Day #2




Name: Herman Orinda Day 2
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 11.07 km (6.9 mi)
Total time: 5:16:12
Moving time: 2:10:05
Average speed: 2.10 km/h (1.3 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.11 km/h (3.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 34.54 km/h (21.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 28:34 min/km (45:58 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 11:45 min/km (18:55 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:44 min/km (2:48 min/mi)
Max elevation: 262 m (859 ft)
Min elevation: 124 m (408 ft)
Elevation gain: 655 m (2149 ft)
Max grade: 21 %
Min grade: -76 %
Recorded: 2/21/2014 9:39am

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Sparky," Australian Shepherd Mix, Blue/Brown Merle, San Francisco - Found!

On February 21, 2014, Sparky was Found in Daly City!



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Search Details:

Sparky is an 11 year old, 55 pound Australian Shepherd mix. When he went missing he was wearing a collar with current ID tags and he was microchipped. 

Sparky was last seen in Fort Funston with his dogwalker. For some reason, Sparky did not make it back to the vehicle with the other dogs. When the dogwalker went to look for Sparky, he was no where around. 

There were no sightings of Sparky after he was last seen and before our search. He was seen many, many times between the first and second search and after the second search. 

Sparky was last seen on February 12 at approximately 4 pm and we did our search the following day on February 13. 

We started the first search at Fort Funston near where the dogwalker last saw Sparky. After extensively having Dino check the area, he found the track leading out below the ranger station, along the top of the cliffs, which eventually led all the way to behind the Olympic Club and the horse stables, a distance of over a half mile of isolated trails and ice plants and hiking. From there Sparky went under a chain link fence near the stables, walked past the stables, down John Daly Blvd and then continued through Daly City, all the way to near Seton Hospital. 

The search was stopped at the five hour mark by Sparky's person. She said she would continue to look for him.

Two days later I was asked to come back. I was told that Sparky had been seen at the Olympic Club golf course. We started day two from that location. From there it went out of the OC, under Skyline Blvd via a tunnel and back to Fort Funston, all the way through the park and back down to Skyline, where he crossed over to Lake Merced. From there he went around Lake Merced and out to Sunset Blvd where he walked all the way down to Golden Gate Park. He zig zagged through the park and eventually got to Fulton and was headed down Fulton towards the beach, when the search was called off at the six hour mark. 

Again I was told they would continue to look for him.

After that, Sparky was seen off and on for the next few days in and around Fort Funston, the OC, Lake Merced, Daly City and the Westlake District. Then he was not seen for several days. He was then seen again two days ago back in Daly City. His people got to the area and found Sparky. I don't know the circumstances of how he was found. I have not talked to Sparky's people directly. I was following the postings on the Facebook page dedicated to finding him, which is posted at the beginning of this blog. 

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Day #1:



Name: Sparky San Francisco
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 9.63 km (6.0 mi)
Total time: 3:16:48
Moving time: 2:00:21
Average speed: 2.94 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.80 km/h (3.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 17.43 km/h (10.8 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:26 min/km (32:53 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 12:30 min/km (20:07 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 3:27 min/km (5:32 min/mi)
Max elevation: 95 m (312 ft)
Min elevation: 19 m (62 ft)
Elevation gain: 437 m (1433 ft)
Max grade: 13 %
Min grade: -20 %
Recorded: 2/13/2014 11:49am


Day #2:


Name: Sparky San Francisco Day 2
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 15.10 km (9.4 mi)
Total time: 5:48:51
Moving time: 3:29:51
Average speed: 2.60 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.32 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.67 km/h (4.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 23:06 min/km (37:11 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13:54 min/km (22:22 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:60 min/km (14:29 min/mi)
Max elevation: 72 m (237 ft)
Min elevation: -13 m (-43 ft)
Elevation gain: 296 m (972 ft)
Max grade: 351 %
Min grade: -18 %
Recorded: 2/15/2014 8:42am


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Pancho," Black and White, DMH, Hayward

Still missing as of July 8, 2014 per current Craigslist ads. 




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Search Details:

Pancho is a 12 pound, indoor only, seven year old neutered, black and white DMH. When he was last seen he was not wearing a collar, but he is microchipped. 

Pancho got outside by accident when he slipped outside of an open door. It was not known for a couple of hours that Pancho was missing. 

There were no sightings of Pancho after he went missing. 

Pancho went missing on Sunday, January 26 and we came to do the search on Wednesday, February 5. 

After checking the area extensively, we found the tracking leading out of the neighborhood and throughout Hayward for quite some distance.

The search was stopped at the four hour mark by Pancho's person. She said she would continue to look for him. 


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Name: Poncho Hayward 
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 10.63 km (6.6 mi)
Total time: 3:39:22
Moving time: 2:29:38
Average speed: 2.91 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.26 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.59 km/h (4.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:38 min/km (33:12 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:04 min/km (22:39 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:54 min/km (12:43 min/mi)
Max elevation: 40 m (132 ft)
Min elevation: -16 m (-52 ft)
Elevation gain: 203 m (665 ft)
Max grade: 33 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 2/5/2014 9:16am

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Sophie," Grey/Brown Tabby, DMH, San Francisco


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Search details:

Sophie is an indoor/outdoor, three year old, ten pound, grey/brown tabby with white DMH. When she went missing, she was wearing a collar without an ID tags, and she was microchipped. 

Sophie was last seen on Monday, January 27 at 5:30 PM when she was let out into her back yard after her person returned home from work, but she never returned. We came out a week later on Tuesday, February 4 to do the search. 

There were no sightings of Sophie after she went missing.

In the area where Sophie lives, the majority of houses touch sides with no space in between and in the middle of all the houses and confined inside the block are all the backyards, like a large park, except for fences on the property lines. First I had to show Dino the entire block and the handful of possible ways that Sophie could have left the inside. He showed strong interest in a couple of key areas. Then I had to show him the perimeter of the blocks just on the other sides of the streets of the inside block to look for possible ways out. After doing that, Dino found a track leading out of the area, which led quickly down to Golden Gate Park. After that the track went through GGP and eventually all the way out to the GG bridge. 

It did appear that Sophie had been picked up by somebody, and Sophie's person did confirm that on Monday evening and into Tuesday morning is when the majority of trash cans are put out onto the curbs. Unfortunately, this tends to draw into the area the homeless/transient type of person, and they like to pick up cats as they are walking through on their rounds. The track we were following was definitely a human, compared to a lost, scared and frightened cat. 

The search was stopped at the four hour mark by Sophie's person and they said they would continue to look for her. 

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Name: Sophie San Francisco
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 11.02 km (6.8 mi)
Total time: 4:18:52
Moving time: 1:30:16
Average speed: 2.55 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 7.32 km/h (4.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.32 km/h (4.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 23:30 min/km (37:49 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 8:12 min/km (13:11 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:12 min/km (13:11 min/mi)
Max elevation: 146 m (480 ft)
Min elevation: 17 m (55 ft)
Elevation gain: 322 m (1056 ft)
Max grade: 30 %
Min grade: -18 %
Recorded: 2/4/2014 11:44am

Monday, February 3, 2014

"Foxy," Calico, DSH, Novato

Still missing as of February 20, per current Craigslist ad. 



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Search Details:

Foxy is a five year old, nine pound, indoor/outdoor Calico DSH. When she went missing she was not wearing a collar, but she was microchipped. 

She was last seen at 7 AM when her person let her outside into the back yard through a bedroom window. Foxy never returned as per her regular schedule. 

Foxy was last seen on Saturday, January 25th and we were called out to do the search on Monday, February 3. 

There were no sightings of Foxy after she was last seen.

After extensively checking the area, we found Foxy's track leading out of the area, through a wide power pole easement and into another neighborhood on the other side of the hill and open space. From there it wound through a couple of neighbors and then directly onto the grounds of an elementary school. The staff did not give us permission to enter since it was the middle of the day and children were all over the campus. Instead we checked for exists from outside the campus.

At this point, at the three and a half hour mark, Foxy's person, the husband, decided to stop the search since he had a plane to catch in a few hours and we still had to walk home. 

The wife, who never came on the search with us, has made extensive public comments that she does not believe Dino was ever tracking her cat and that Foxy remains somewhere in the area of their home. She used the words "fraud" and "fake" and "liar" to describe my services and Dino. 


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Name: Foxy Novato
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 5.56 km (3.5 mi)
Total time: 2:14:11
Moving time: 1:22:56
Average speed: 2.49 km/h (1.5 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.02 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.85 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 24:07 min/km (38:49 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:55 min/km (23:60 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:45 min/km (14:05 min/mi)
Max elevation: 41 m (134 ft)
Min elevation: -16 m (-53 ft)
Elevation gain: 113 m (371 ft)
Max grade: 87 %
Min grade: -12 %
Recorded: 2/3/2014 9:53am