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Lost Cat in Orinda, CA 94563

PAWBOOST ID

8136364

NAME

Geri

STATUS

LOST

SEX

Female

SPECIES

Cat

MESSAGE FROM OWNER

"Please help us find our beloved cat who has been missing for a month. She has been spotted a few times in another neighborhood, some distance from her , but she is too spooked and wary for anyone to get close to her.. We believe she is unable to find her way on her own. She is an older cat with hyperthyroidism so she needs to come as soon as possible. We need the community's help locating her as she is most likely hiding in someone's backyard or looking for food from other cat owners who may leave food out for feral or stray cats in the neighborhood. She is attracted to other cats, and is normally very friendly but is wary now of people after being on her own for so long. If you see her please contact us, we are heartbroken that we have not been able to bring her yet but are hoping that if she is seen by someone they can leave food out for her so she will continue coming back and we can then trap her. Thank you for keeping an eye out for her"

DESCRIPTION

Small ( 6 pound) cream-colored tabby, with a distinct striped tail, freckles on lips

AREA LAST SEEN

Orinda, CA 94563

ADDRESS LAST SEEN

Davis st and Northwood dr Orinda CA

DATE LAST SEEN

July 11, 2020


HappyCatLady .

1 month ago

💖🐱Dear guardian 💖🐱 I'm so sorry Geri has not been found yet. 'Lost cat' JiJi was found after being lost for 4 MONTHS! Cats will remain for months and months doing their best to survive…don’t give up on your furry baby - we are all praying for you...don't give up...Replace worn flyers and Put up NEW flyers a few blocks out in all direction ...I encourage you to talk to your neighbors AGAIN to remind them your kitty is still missing and that you need their help to keep an eye out and ask a neighbor to report your kitty is lost on the RING camera network... Every morning I get texts from people who find their cats while calling for them after 10pm at night..please continue to call for your cat and/or make that noise that kitty is familiar with whether it's keys jingling or treat bag crinkles or simply your calm voice ...it may seem hopeless to do this but I am telling you everything you do helps! cover all possibilities: Check shelters ONLINE DAILY all over the bay area and IN PERSON weekly near you (some cats are NOT posted online at the shelters!) Deliver updated flyers to each residence starting with your block and expanding outward 2 blocks in all directions...Continue to use your motion activated wifi camera pointed at wet food and water bowl daily. If you don't have one - I emplore you to get one and put out food/water every day... So many cases guardians are ready to give up then they finally put the camera out there (whether wifi to your phone or WILD LIFE camera with batteries no wifi) and after some days or a week they will Spot their cat - after being gone for weeks or months...spotting kitty eating the food changes everything and so many people discover this with the camera - then sometime they have to TRAP their cat because kitty is in survival mode and hides even from their guardian...cats are survivors and once they are back inside at home, they go back to being sweet cozy loving kitty. I didn't know about using cameras 1st year I was helping people and now I use it in every case (for disabled or seniors who can't walk around) it's a HUGE help and again this is to cover all possibilities... FLYERS all over the neighborhood and going door to door to talk to neighbors is KEY in spreading the word to the exact people who COULD spot her! Wishing you LOVE and HOPE and unwavering DETERMINATION🐱🙏💖

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HappyCatLady .

3 months ago

I'm so sorry Geri is still missing....Leave large bowls of water in the shade in front and back for any lost/stray animal. I haven't mentioned this before. I would consider filling out the form on this website to create postcards to send to every single residence in your area ---> https://lostpetcards.com/ They send postcard using USPS to cover the closest 1000 residences/apts starting with your address and expanding outward. They are a family run company and respond quickly via email. I just had 1000 postcards sent out for lost cat 'TUBI 'since he has been missing over a month and the owner moved and after 2 days of being delivered - TODAYy we got a call from someone who has been feeding him in her backyard!!! We are going to go trap him! The cost for the postcards is $650 for 1000 postcards. So worth it. I've used this service 3 times and every time the cat with no leads was spotted by someone who received a postcard. Also .....This is the link to the wild life camera to point in front of food/water of any sightings that aren't at home .(no wi-fi needed) - you have to manually check the camera daily . Aim the camera to food/water at that sighting to see if Geri is caught on tape eating the food you leave out daily - so helpful to see who is eating the food..- WIldlife camera / eight AA batteries: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B099F54JJ4… 🐱💖💖💖💖💖💖 damia foti

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HappyCatLady .

3 months ago

Dear guardian my heart breaks for you/.. whereever there was a sighting keep contact with them - bring them wet food and bowl for food/water so they can keep leaving food out...get a WILD Life camera there (previous message has link to the NON-WIFI camera) You have to make sure they do this at the same time every morning or at dusk...but again I don't think Geri is way out there...it rarely happens (unless they jump in a car and it drives off so this is why I'm saying to facilitate feeding and getting a camera at that location and not to stop flyering and tlaking to neighbors within your 2 block radius - depending on Geri's territory (would she be gone all day...and come back at night or did she normally stay just in a few yards? happy to talk anytime...650-339-6619 damia foti💜

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HappyCatLady .

3 months ago

Dear guardian.🐱🙏💖 Don’t lose hope or stop taking action. Lost cat ‘Ninja’ was found within the block after 71 days of us searching for him! Don’t give up the search… 'Lost cat Alan' on Pawboost was reunited after 129 days! His guardians wouldn’t give up and didn’t stop searching …a neighbor spotted ALAN - a neighbor they had spoke to while going door to door - it was the 3rd time they had done the rounds reminding neighbors their kitty was still missing..do not lose hope…Keep taking action... GERI is NOT far - Geri is within her territory - the sightings were not valid - I get these all the time as I help cat guardians - people onlin are tyring to be helpful but it's your Neighbors within 1-2 blocks that are KEY -.... PRINT more flyers to post up on lampposts beyond your block and replace the ones on your block if the old ones are worn .... put new flyers in the "clear sheet protectors" with the opening facing down so they last …(previous post shows example - you can buy at fedex print store, target, staples or amazon) TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS AGAIN - yes going door to door to remind your dear neighbors that your cat is still missing and you are needing their help to spot kitty more than ever - people have short memories - they DO need to be reminded. Talk to dog walkers on your street - they are outside at all times and have helped me spot lost kitties I was helping with many times....It's never a waste of time talking to neighbors ..the more eyes you have the better...ask them to take a photo and call text you any hour of the night - and not to approach Kitty or they might scare him. CONTINUE TO CALL FOR KITTY at night and early mornings 10pm-6am..set your alarm for 1am, 3am 5am and call calmly with stinky wet food...walk around the block and call for kitty as you walk BACK LEADING HOME ...NOT leading AWAY from home. ***PLACE A CAMERA *** motion activated with night vision - pointed at bowl with wet food (and water) near outside the door and review camera footage daily - you can't believe how many times a cat will return home and has no way of getting back inside and/or the owners stops going out at night so the cat disappears back into the night...or the cat just remains outside even with the door slightly open (in a survival mode) This has happened recently in multiple cases where a guardian catches their cat on camera after weeks of no sightings …then they either end up going out during the same time every night or they end having to humanely trap their cat because kitty kept running away from the owner. (once back inside the survival mode turns off and they are back to being purry cozy kitty) Place wet food out with a camera (that will snap images or video upon movement) you may see other cats, raccoons and other creatures eat the food..that's ok...keep refilling the WET food as he may turn up one of these nights - I’ve done this many times and always SO happy I did because the camera gives the hope you need! (raccoons LOVE dry cat food so wet food is better) you can buy motion sensor camera on amazon over night - connect to wifi...OR a wild life camera with playback feature (battery operated - no wifi needed) . Once kitty is spotted on camera or by your neighbor then you can sent a HUMANE CAT TRAP - which must be monitored every single second it is ‘set’. You can RENT a trap from the SPCA or borrow a trap - ask folks on Nextdoor (cat owners group) if anyone has a trap you can borrow (If you live in SF I have one to lend you) Sometimes cats are caught on camera eating and NOT coming inside even when the guardian has left the door open..some cats stay in a kind of survival mode (like a switch was flipped) which helps them survive but sometimes gets in the way with them returning inside on their own. It could take days/weeks to get them on camera but once they find this source of food they will return…and some nights it will be different cats or raccoons…they all watch each other from afar…once caught on camera you can set a trap and monitor it from a distance making sure you don’t trap another creature. WiFI Camera with night vision example https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07Z841XYD?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_TXPMEVSKHVVCW2PBGK0C WIldlife camera (wifi not needed) / requires eight AA batteries: You have to manually check footage https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B099F54JJ4?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_T6Y056KTG9ZEENJKTW79 Check for found cats on PAWBOOST, NEXTDOOR, your local ANIMAL SHELTERS DAILY… *** VISIT IN PERSON **** the shelter’s closest to you every 5 days.. Some cats will end up at your animal shelter and some will never show up - we just don’t know how LUCK plays out so this is why you must COVER ALL POSSIBILITIES.There are SO many FOUND cats brought in every single day. Some are not shown online this is why you have to physically go in and check for yourself. MANY lost cats are reunited long after a month. Many cats end up at a shelter after their guardian has unfortunately stopped checking and that is just heart breaking. Most Lost cats are found by their determined guardians or informed neighbors…but some cats DO get trapped and/or brought to a shelter without you knowing. So you MUST check in person every 4-5 days. Lost cat ‘Ninja’ was brought to the san francisco animal care and control after 71 days of us searching for him! We were convinced no one would find him but us, but someone trapped him and brought him in, and because his microchip info was up to date, we were notified !! Don’t give up the search… Keep posting updates on Nextdoor and pawboost ..talk to your neighbors, update flyers, call for kitty at night, leave food and water out and get a camera to check footage every day. sending you LOVE , determination and sustained hope ..xoxo Damia Foti🐱🙏💖

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HappyCatLady .

4 months ago

Dear guardian - without a PHOTO please do NOT assume your senior kitty went further than your block - it is highly unlikely and there are ALOT of orange cats around. You need a PHOTO that confirms it's your baby. Please trust me on this. I have alot of experience. people want to help and will say I saw your cat because its' the same color..BUT it's not your cat! Your kitty is within 10 houses. I"m so sorry for the stress...and I LOVE your plan! 1st spot the kitty, then feed the kitty then trap the kitty...FLYERS and going door to door IN PERSON around the block is CRITICAL (since she's in backyards right?) and keeping track on a map writing down names and numbers. Talk to every neighbor around your block and leave a flyer that says you are offering a reward for a photo - I'm doing the same thing right now for a guardina and going door to door with flyers finally someone sent me a photo of kitty and now I'm working with a neighbor to leave food out under a trap (trap training) because she is SO SKITTISH - you NEED your neighbor's help and the best way to reach them is IN PERSON - I can't stress this enough - no one on your block sees this on pawboost - pawboost is excellent if someone posts a FOUND cat - meaning yours - in their yard but do NOT depeend on this alone...the days are long - ideal for knocking on doors and meeting your neighbors 🐱💖🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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