REUNION OF THE DAY: Chuba the lost cat in Melbourne VIC Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION OF THE DAY: Chuba the lost cat in Melbourne VIC
"After five weeks of frantic searching and leaving no stone unturned I have finally found my beloved Siamese “Chuba”!!!
Thank you to lostPetfinders for all their advice and assistance and to all of you for your support and advice and well wishes. This has been a truly humbling experience. I thank each and every single one of you. This is our victory, one and all...
Chuba was found a few kilometres away from where we live by a kind and generous and loving couple who fed her and sheltered her and spend time with her and protected her until she and I could be reunited. They even organised people to come and watch out for her and feed her when they had to go away.
Looking after Chuba must’ve been a thankless and heartbreaking task because Chuba tends to be very unfriendly and very unforgiving. I have known people for years that Chuba has still not accepted and yet for some reason she found her way to this particular address and to M, a very particular person, who for some unknown and frankly unfathomable reason Chuba knew she could trust and knew would help her.
This couple went above and beyond in their dedication and commitment to safeguarding Chubas safety and our reunification and I will never be able to thank them enough for what they have done for me and my beloved Chuba... Thank you guys. And above all, thank you M. I can more than imagine how you are feeling right now. I am so sorry. Bless you.
If there is hope for me, then there is hope for EVERYONE!!! And the secret is NEVER GIVE UP. I thought Chuba and I would never see each other again because she will not go to people and will never let anybody handle her. It is a miracle she trusted M. She is like a cat-whisperer. I’m still in shock.
Anyway, through lostPetfinders I reached out to thousands and thousands of people. I issued lost pet alerts and Facebook boosts. I contacted eight different councils surrounding my local council. And golf courses and primary schools. I postered far and wide and I did letterbox drops in all the streets surrounding where we live. I contacted over 50 different veterinarians and emergency surgery clinics in my surrounding area. I Posted to Facebook. Rang all of the lost animal pounds and shelters. Used Gumtree and lostcritters and many other sites on the Internet where you can post profiles of lost pets.
I spoke to the local postman, informed local police, wedged Chubas bedding under the roof racks on my car to disperse her scent, sprinkled her kitty litter all over the front nature strip, Contacted local newspapers, spent hours walking the area calling her name and swishing and flicking one of her favourite toys so the sound would attract her... And everything else I could think, including Contacting local dog walkers and postering places of high traffic such as bus stops and supermarkets and going on dusk and dawn walks and talking to anyone I came across and letting them know personally that I was missing my cat followed by a brief description.... every single day I try to spend two or three hours doing everything I could.
Googling “ how to find a lost cat” and “ catch types and whether they go and they are lost” and so on and so forth was also enormously helpful.
Two things really stand out. One was that I spent time every day both in the earier hours and evening hours doing SOMETHING.... ANYTHING. I kept the wheels turning and I saved my tears for when the job was done. I kept my head in the game and I stayed disciplined and committed. Even though there were times when I despaired and began losing hope, I would stop myself. I would remind myself that Chuba was out there somewhere and that she needs me and that she is waiting for me an
d that she depends on me. And that it is not the time to feel sorry for myself when she is so totally dependent upon me to find her.
So I never gave up and I never stopped and I kept the wheels turning and turning...and To my shock and against all the odds with a truly difficult and skittish and frighten cat we beat the odds.
M, my and Chubas guardian angel, just so happened to alter her routine one day and to come across one of the posters I had placed increasingly further distances from my home and called me and reunited us.
Secondly, that the world is full of good and decent and loving, generous souls like M, my guardian angel, and that somewhere closer than you might think, your precious is being cared for and is hoping and waiting and praying you never give up looking for them and that you will be there soon.
Finally... it’s important to;
-Microchip your pets! And update your details if they change!
-Register your pet with your local council!
-Ask your vet EVERY VISIT to check the microchip is still working and is still detectable and hasn’t moved position!
Consider a GPS collar or a GPS implanted chip... Microchips and GPS chips are different! Microchips don’t emit signals and can’t be “located”!
-and never take anyone’s word for something and make sure you check the pounds and lost animals shelters personally and regularly!
Never allow yourself to give up.
Keep your head in the game.
Remember that they are waiting.
And that they miss you!
Now it’s off to the vet to enquire regarding GPS chips!!
I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone, but I’m sure I have given so many people were involved... It’s been less than 24 hours and I’m still in shock. Thank you to each and every one of you and good luck! With Warmest Regards" - Jeff and Chuba
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Pharoah the lost cat from Moreton Bay QLD Monday 16 April 2018 @ 13:00
"Pharaoh went missing on Easter Saturday. He had possibly gone on Good Friday - but we didn't miss him until the Saturday.
There were two possibilities about his disappearance. The first is that he was taken by someone - possibly local children - and the second is that he went somewhere and was accidentally locked in over the Easter break (perhaps if folk went away for the long weekend).
We were distraught, because he is usually an inside cat who smooches a LOT. We prayed hard, advertised everywhere, and offered a $100 reward for his return - no questions asked (this was to entice the children we suspected might have taken him).
Several people told us to put out his toilet, as apparently lost cats can smell their own boxes from a long way away, and it guides them home. I assumed that we needed a poop in the box (I don't know why I thought that), and I was worried, because there was only urine.
Even so, I put the box outside the front door on Monday Tuesday night. Pharaoh had been missing for at least 3 days, and I was despairing. It seemed to me that if he was going to come back, he would have done so. My only hope is that he was trapped somewhere and still trying to get out.
At around 3am on Wednesday morning, we heard a soft mewing. A bedraggled wet Pharaoh was asking for food. He was soaking from the rain, hungry, and traumatised. He said hello to our other animals. After he'd eaten, he wanted to snuggle into human bed and sleep.
He slept the whole day - he was in a very deep sleep and it was my opinion that he hadn't slept properly for days. My final opinion is still the same. He either went to someone's house and was accidentally locked in somewhere whilst they went away for a few days, or some children took him - in which case, he got out, or someone let him out when the children were asleep.
The tip about the dirt box was fantastic as it may have guided him home." - Pharoah
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Missy the found cat from Melbourne VIC Friday 13 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Missy the found cat from Melbourne VIC
Comments from Rebecca (the wonderful person who found Missy and made the reunion happen):
"I dropped some flyers with a picture of the kitten around the area that I found her, and luckily enough one of the letter boxes belonged to the kittens owner.
I made sure to ask the person to describe a detail only the owner would know about the cat (colour of her collar) so that I was sure she was going to the right person.
Lost Pet Finders were amazing I couldn’t believe how proactive the site itself was with the Pet Radar, the tips on what to do first (helped me a lot) and how many people spread the word.
As an owner of two pets myself it makes me really happy to know such a fantastic service is out there if I ever need it again. Thanks again" - Rebecca
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Push the lost cat from VIC Australia Thursday 12 April 2018 @ 13:00
"She is home! I left a comment on the facebook listing saying that she never wanders far from me and never fails to let me know where she is so last night was definitely something out of the ordinary.
She is very cuddly since she came rushing back through the door. I am still convinced she was in the tradesman's van. I believe he found her there and kept her locked up until he could drop her back this morning.
I might never know because I am actually at loggerheads with that company over a few issues and I think he might be a little scared to admit anything about Push in case it adds to my resentment of them. But if he did drop her back this morning, I am so very grateful.
I live in a semi-rural situation, so it's not as though she can just wander into another house and stay there the night. The closest house has two big dogs, she would not willingly go there; and if she had been here anywhere she would have come to my call especially at tea time.
All very strange, but a great outcome. My oldest son had just walked into the room and I told him that Push was lost. He said "She's right there". And there she was, running in through the open door, a little wide-eyed and jumpy.
Thank you so much for your support and understanding, and just for being there giving us somewhere to turn." - Gayle
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Turbo the cat from Brisbane QLD Australia Wednesday 11 April 2018 @ 13:00
REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Turbo the cat from Brisbane QLD Australia
"To all the amazing people at Lost Pet Finder that shared my post far and wide in regards to our missing lynx point Ragdoll Turbo. Turbo is 3 years old and is our 5 year old granddaughters cat.
He’s a much loved part of our extended family and went missing after moving to the Northside of Brisbane at the beginning of March. Turbo went missing 4 weeks ago and we automatically started to advertise on many lost pet sites and with the RSPCA and Facebook community groups on the Northside and we also put posters up around the area.
We’ve had an emotional time over the past 4 weeks and a very upset little girl and two boys not knowing where Turbo was or even if he was alive??? Pet finder have been wonderful in regards to continuing support and contacting me to check if we’d had an updates on turbo?
Well surprisingly last night at 6.30 I received a phone call that was the best news!!! Turbo was found and was safe inside these lovely peoples house waiting for my son to pick him up!
He’d been hanging around there on and off for a couple of days and they thought they’d check his collar and lucky we had his contact details and name on his tag!!!
Turbo went missing from Griffin and he made his way (with out being run over)??? down along the Bruce Hiway and across the pine rivers bridge all the way to carseldine , he had traveled over 10.5 klms and I have no doubt he was heading back to his old house on the Southside of Brisbane!!
He’s lost a lot of weight and a little frightened still but happy to be home and very sooky but lapping up cuddles!!
To anyone that’s missing their fur baby, please don’t give up hope and if you’ve moved to a new home have no doubt they will try to go home so advertise in those areas as well!! And be a responsible pet owner and have your pet microchiped, desexed and a collar with contact details as this is what returned Turbo to us!!
Again a huge thank you to everyone for caring enough to share our lost posts.
Small miracles do happen" - Leanne