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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