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Lost Cat in Hayward, CA 94542

PAWBOOST ID

7664946

NAME

Desmond

STATUS

LOST

SEX

Male

SPECIES

Cat

MESSAGE FROM OWNER

"PLEASE - if you have him or have seen him alive or not let me know. I miss my cat very much. Thank you!"

DESCRIPTION

12 year old, approx 7 lbs, on Thyroid meds

AREA LAST SEEN

Hayward, CA 94542

ADDRESS LAST SEEN

Near Westview Way

DATE LAST SEEN

January 12, 2022


Damia F.

3 months ago

Dear guardian...please...don't assume someone has him...re-plaster your neighborhood with flyers...talk to your neighbors and every night (and days) call for him throughout ...set your alarm...call for him in a NORMAL CALM voice...Please re-read my original long post for exactly what to do...Lost cat Jiji was found after 4 months! Lost cat Clementine was spotted on day 29 from a neighbor who had a flyer and Clementine's human knocked on her door...engage your neighbors...don't stop searching...don't give up...set your alarm 11pm, 1am and 3am, 5am and walk and call for him gently....also check with animal care & control ...they should have your lost cat flyer - ask for their email...praying for you both xoxoxox

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Damia F.

3 months ago

DON’T LOSE HOPE. 'Lost cat' JiJi was came home after being lost for 4 MONTHS! Cats don't go far they remain near......Do not give up. Do NOT give up searching and late night calling out for kitty and keep posting online...keep talking-to neighbors...distribute updated/flyers or notes to your neighbors and update your flyers posted UP around your neighborhood...I'm glad you've re-posted...please do not lose hope.. continue looking for your sweet kitty every day / night....continue to spread the word online AND IN PERSON ...put up flyers around your neighborhood (Place inside sheet protectors with open flap facing downward so they don't get ruined by weather) Print more flyers and knock on neighbors doors today to remind folks that your cat is still missing and that you need their help to spot kitty....Talking to neighbors and distributing flyers at every resident around your block and further out in your neighborhood is a huge help. At night set your alarm and walk around gently calling for kitty in a CALM normal voice...crinkle treats if that's a sound he's used to...Please consider aiming a camera in the direction of where you leave food out...sometimes cats remain near but are in survival mode and won't come inside and need to be coaxed...Lost cat 'Luna' was spotted on camera after being 'lost' for several weeks, her human was shocked to learn Luna was visiting the backyard regularly late night and would come back inside (she was leaving the backdoor open for her) We thought she was stuck at a neighbors which happens all the time...and it was the help of the camera which helped her human learn about the different cats that would visit and other animals...she eventually spotted her 'live' in her backyard (she did a stake out just inside with a baby monitor) and was able to lure her back inside with food after several hours late night. I'm not saying this is your situation ...I'm saying that you can't rule anything out...this is why I advise cat guardians to try different ways of taking action...talking to neighbors..flyers...online...setting alarm late night to call for kitty...sometimes collars fall off ..check the shelter weekly … everything you do helps...you can buy a wild life camera or a camera that sends live feed to your phone motion sensitive- you an buy on amazon 1 day shipping...wishing you sustained determination and hope....praying you are reunited with your sweet kitty soon..

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Damia F.

4 months ago

Dear neighbor. I'm so sorry about your sweet kitty. I’ve been helping neighbors find their lost cats since COVID. (hobby/obsession/passionate about cats) Please Do NOT even think he's dead. He is very near and needs your help to get him home. Follow this gentle guidance (I've had 100 percent success being relentless in my search for lost cats knocking on neighbors doors distributing flyers ....please read below and arm yourself with exactly what to do. My heart goes out to you... IMPORTANT TIPS: Taking ACTION TODAY in person is CRUCIAL. Cats that are not used to being outside or get spooked by someone or something - will find the 1st place to hide and HUNKER DOWN in SILENCE - They tend to remain VERY NEAR. Cats that are scared and in foreign environment will often NOT meow/ respond to calls even from their human (at first) ...though Kitty still needs to HEAR you and keep hearing you (until kitty THINKS it’s safe to come forward) - so do NOT stop calling out... Kitty is in survival mode and meowing would give away the hiding spot to predators. Outside is strange for indoor cat..with wind & loud noises.. Be patient...Don't give up! Kitty is out there. ** NOTE: people often will see a cat outside and just think kitty is an indoor/outdoor cat and won't do anything unless they know your cat is missing! CALL for kitty consistently throughout the day and ESPECIALLY TONIGHT from 10:30 PM until 6AM (when it’s quiet, dark and cats feel ‘safer’ to move out of hiding) Set your alarm for every 1.5 hours...go out and call for kitty in your NORMAL, CALM voice & wait...shake treats (if that is something kitty normally responds to) I can’t tell you how many kitties come out of hiding during these late hours…(or you can hear meows if trapped in your next door neighbors garage or backyard for example) TODAY ASAP - PRINT FLYERS to give your neighbors and to POST UP. Print 100 Flyers and KNOCK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS DOORS, starting with your block - with the first 5 neighbors to the left, 5 to the right, 5-10 across the street (if escaped from front) and 5+ neighbors directly behind around the block (if escaped from back) POST UP FLYERS on streetlamps (be sure to place each flyer iinside a clear poly protective sheet cover - with the open flap facing down. This is so the weather doesn’t ruin them. You can also google: “protective sheet covers” or you can purchase at FEDEX store near you when you can pick up your prints (order online for pick up even if they’re closed. call once open , reference the order # and kindly ask if they can PRINT right away due to the urgency. I have found that if you’re nice, fedex staff will always will print quickly. NOTE: They sell the poly sheet protectors and tape which makes it all convenient as a 1-stop shop. MANY are NOT on Facebook or Nextdoor (or dont’ get notifications at all) so you MUST go door to door, around your block and across the street - to make sure every neighbor knows. Be meticulous - do not skip. Leave a flyer at the very least in a mailbox or taped to the door. Take notes on google map printout of which address #s didn’t answer the door and GO BACK and try again - ASK neighbors to check their yards / garages /sheds / side of house now and again at night with a flashlight to see cat eye reflection. Kitty could be stuck / trapped (this happens all the time!) and talking to your neighbors will help engage them into helping keep vigilant. Leave the ‘escape’ DOOR/WINDOW OPEN slightly now and all night with litter box outside, bedding (+food/water). If escaped from the front (and you have a garage) leave garage door open 5" with litter box and food/water inside. If kitty escape from back, leave back door slightly open with litter box + food. Leaving A WAY BACK IN for kitty to sneak inside when you’re out searching or you may be sleeping is helpful! Less than 10% percent of cats return home on their own...Do not stop searching for kitty every single day/night (though praying for your reunion today). kitty needs you to search in all these ways online and IN PERSON - BE persistent. BE determined - RE: Online, Post on www.Nextdoor com under ‘lost & found’ and ‘cat owners’ and report on ‘Pawboost’. ** Also post on Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lostpetinsanfrancisco/. Send your Lost Cat flyer to SFACC to this email: sfacc.frontdesk@sfgov.org to report kitty is lost as well as 24petconnect.com (was previoiusly petharbor) and then check back regularly for found pets in your area. Everything you do adds up to help find kitty! Stay positive...Your kitty is most likely hiding NEARBY. You will lose sleep searching late night and that's ok - set your alarm over and over - I can't tell you how many people find their kitties between 10pm-6am! You can do this! Wishing you sustained HOPE dear neighbor and Praying for kitty’s safe journey home to you soon. xoxo , damia foti 650.339.6619 FLYERS: Download a flyer ‘template’ to use on www.happycatlady.com The flyer offers a reward for anyone who sends you a photo of your kitty...to hopefully motivate neighbors to search more than once and to keep your flyer so if they do see kitty they’ll call text you...and no to approach and potentially scare kitty. Also if someone sends you a photo of your kitty you know it’s not a scam. * NEW * ‘DOOR NOTES / SLIPS: ( 5 per page TEMPLATE) These are a great alternative to using the full page flyers for door to door distribution. I use the full page flyers to post up in the neighborhood and I use the smaller door notes to distribute door to door :https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lpD_hsqdPD1AFLYZmhyMEXvirsI0rNv1F5ebgxyNCxY/edit?usp=sharing’ Download then edit with your kitty’s info P.S.** BE AWARE OF SCAMMERS **who will text you saying they saw or have your kitty and need YOU to PROVE who you are by giving other phone numbers etc .that’s a scam - or they will tell you meet them somewhere BUT WON'T Send you a photo of Kittie (they'll make up any excuse) Please ignore or tell them to bug off!. Believe me, If a neighbor sees your cat they will give you info freely and not play any weird ‘prove it’ game… LOST CAT BEHAVIOR: https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/lost-cat-behavior/?fbclid=IwAR2TVTKr_650EgLcxKatx88r-TIS2K5y6_X2E3-SmYzBsdra1upM2a5qomk

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Dale W.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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