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Kozmo is Missing in Castro Valley, CA

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PAWBOOST ID

69797021

NAME

Kozmo

STATUS

LOST

SEX

Male

SPECIES

Cat

MESSAGE FROM OWNER

hes my best friend and my first cat hes always been amazing ive cried about him everyday since hes been missing please please please help me find him i had him for a year before this happened and living without him has been extremely hard !!!!!!!!

DESCRIPTION

black and white tuxedo cat has sploch on his upper mouth and nose , sweet loves food i left him in the care of people i thought i could trust and they lost him. i miss him very much he is my first ever animal and i have cried and thought about him since the day i found out he was missing i loves this cat with all my heart please help!!

AREA LAST SEEN

Castro Valley, CA 94546

ADDRESS LAST SEEN

by the highway, behind McDonald's

DATE LAST SEEN

September 27, 2023


HappyCatLady .

4 months ago

Ruben Lira you have to flyer and knock on doors and search for him at night..make huge signs - read my guidance. you left him with folks he got out and went hiding and in survival mode. of course you would fly back if someone found him but what about flying back to search for him - FLYER talkto neighbors dedicated a weekend at the bery least to plaster the area with flyers and huge neon signs - and to find someoen who can leave food ..don't rely on onnline onnly ...i feel horrible for your dear kitty...

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Sandy P.

4 months ago

I pray your kitty is found. I know the terrible emptiest feeling of not knowing. 😥🙏🐾🐾😿❤️

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Diane C.

4 months ago

Ruben Lira I just sent you a DM

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HappyCatLady .

4 months ago

🐯 TONIGHT - Go to where she was lost and CALL For kitty in a calm NORMAL voice (no stress in your voice) Ttry calling sweetly sitting down for a bit… then walk around VERY SLOWLY calling calmly and if kitty likes the sound of crinkling a treat bag or the jingle of a favorite toy or open wet can of stinky food and place on a dish ...be patient..Even confident cats - if spooked - will go into survival mode of hiding and avoiding humans . - keep taking action in different ways 🙏💜 💖🙏Dear guardian, please do not depend on ONLINE as the main way of finding kitty -- you want to cover all possibilities. In person searching and flyering and talking to neighbors and aiming camera at wet food by escape point consistently - is KEY💖🙏 💖🙏Your KITTY will remain NEAR 💖🙏 Just because you don’t see or hear kitty does NOT mean kitty is not VERY near…I am emphasizing this so you don't go searching 20 blocks away or get mislead by any false sightings - without a photo to prove it’s your kitty. Continue calling kitty CALMLY in your NORMAL voice from early mornings and late night. Cats can sense stress in your voice and will hide if they sense it. Some scared cats will continue to hide and come forward when no one is around - to get to the WET food and water you leave AM + PM in bowls by kitty’s escape point. If kitty got out from the back then leave food and water by escape door left open 5” and talk to your neighbors to gain access to their yards. If kitty got out from front street and you have a garage, leave garage door open 5" with food and water just inside and kitty’s bedding way deep inside the garage - FAR AWAY FROM the food (food = predators, bedding = safety) AIM a WIFI camera at the food to receive movement notifications in case kitty comes to the food LATE NIGHT but then leaves again...then you WILL HAVE TO USE A HUMANE TRAP to trap her...rent or borrow a trap and watch youtube videos on how to successfully trap your cat🙏 🐯 MOST CATS will remain VERY NEAR TO escape point in a hiding spot in SILENCE and may come forward during the day though most come forward after dark until morning(when it’s quiet). MOST indoor cats are found within 1-5 houses away! - many times kitty is hiding within the property, under the porch, in storage area. Scared cats are the stealthiest of hiders...this Is how they survive - Be patient and continue taking action. 🐯And UNLESS your kitty is SUPER FRIENDLY to TOTAL strangers, the likelihood of kitty getting picked up and brought to animal care & control is just not reality ..at least not for a long while (though check online daily and in person once a week to cover all possibilities..shy or skittish cats often have to be humanely trapped. Happy to talk to you about that. 🐯Call calmly from the ESCAPE POINT AT NIGHT when it’s quiet & your voice will travel. call for kitty as you walk around your street (don’t go far) ...listen closely for meows in garage (if kitty got out from the front).Calmly call for kitty as you walk back the entire time - you don’t want kitty to follow your voice AWAY from home. 💥FLYERS WORK!!💥 Print 150+ ASAP 🐯PRINT OUT A GOOGLE MAP OF YOUR BLOCK with the address #s showing and take notes as you go DOOR TO DOOR telling your neighbors about your missing kitty. Take notes which residences you speak to and those NOT home so you can try back later. Return to those addresses if no one is home. The neighbors that aren’t home now COULD have a laundry room or storage that they closed just before leaving town - and your kitty got closed inside! 🐯POST UP FLYERS on both sides of LAMP POSTS - all around your block and and across the street to start . Place FLYERS inside a ‘CLEAR SHEET PROTECTOR’ with the opening facing down - so the flyers don’t get ruined by weather. Buy ALOT of packing tape, blue painter’s tape and 1 bright color DUCT tape in case the packing tape doesn’t stick (wet poles) If the lampposts on your block are wood ( not metal), then use a STAPLE GUN. 🐯 PRINT MINIFLYER (or use full page flyers) to go door to door and knock on doors - if no answer then TAPE the flyer directly onto the front door (Using painter's tape - won't harm) or if no access after ringing doors then tape directly on the side of mailbox so it can't be missed. Keep track each residence you talk to and those not home so you can try to talk to them later - your cat could be in their crawl space not meowing so this is why I try to talk to everyone within 1-2 blocks working outward 🐯 ASK NEIGHBORS to check RING CAMERA and add a missing cat alert! TALKING to neighbors will get them to check garages, sheds, crawl spaces anywhere kitty could be hiding or stuck . Tell them kitty is in survival mode and if they spot kitty - TAKE A PHOTO and CALL and not approach kitty. For those not home, use that blue painters tape to adhere a FLYER ( top and bottom) directly on their front door (won't damage) or folded and taped next to their mail boxes. 🐯You can print FLYERS at a FEDEX print stores (and submit the order online for pick up or just go there) You can buy those “clear sheet protectors”, painters tape (for taping to front doors) and clear packing tape and Duct too! 🐯Sometimes you must check the same location more than ONCE!...see example from kitty guardian who checked 3 times the same yard and finally found her kitty! ...https://drive.google.com/file/d/10I_aHnjJ9rX6rYbGi6v7AWUTJVqggIxD/view?usp=sharing 🐯APARTMENT BUILDINGS: KNOCK + Ring on bells and talk to folks and/or at least get inside so you can leave a flyer in front of each door or tape a FLYER to every front door (use painter’s tape) If you cannot get inside a building then tape 1 flyer per mailbox directly onto the top and bottom of EACH mail box to ensure everyone is informed! 🐯Cover all possibilities. Spreading the word IN PERSON and online is Critical in spotting kitty. Ask neighbors in person and on flyers to take a photo if they think they see your kitty instead of approaching and to call/text you. Talking to neighbors dramatically increases the chances of your cat being spotted or discovered stuck..it engages people to care and to actively search 🐯MAILBOXES EXAMPLE _ FLYERING https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQTHFCYD-D1Txo0u8cCbqjxYN4s8eOaL/view?usp=sharing 🐯DON’T GIVE UP! Every day I get texts from cat guardians who found their cat stuck in a shed, under a neighbor’s garage, on a roof, inside a storage space etc…or that a neighbor heard a meow in their yard AT NIGHT. Every cat reacts differently. We must be patient. Getting the eyes of your neighbors is KEY. 🐯 Make sure kitty's microchip is current. Remain positive and determined!. 💖🙏 damia foti (www.happycatlady.com) 💖🙏 650-339-6619

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HappyCatLady .

4 months ago

🐱💜Dear Guardian. Please know you can find your sweet kitty by taking action to cover ALL possibilities, Glad you posted. Taking ACTION IN PERSON IS CRITICAL; Here is exactly what to do 🙏 🐱 INDOOR-ONLY CATS that are not used to being outside (or are INDOOR / OUTDOOR and get spooked by something) will find the 1st place to HIDE and HUNKER DOWN in SILENCE. They tend to remain VERY VERY NEAR, typically within 1-3 residences and many times right next door or UNDER the house, HIDING. Kitty is in survival mode and meowing would give away the hiding spot to predators. Outside is SCARY for an INDOOR cat, with wind & LOUD noises. Be patient. Kitty is out there nearby. Cats in a foreign environment will be SCARED and will often NOT meow - though Kitty needs to hear your kind voice…until kitty THINKS it’s safe to come forward on your 40th or 400th call! 🐱 INDOOR and INDOOR/OUTDOOR cats HIDE and GET STUCK in garages, crawl spaces, under porches, under buildings, in storage areas. Most lost cats are found within the block - though keep open to the possibility of further out if you live on a street that is mostly covered in cement out front (no place to hide) 🐱 DO Not put out LITTER BOX - the scent could attract aggressive animals 💥 IMPORTANT 💥 SEARCH & CALL for kitty sweetly and calmly ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT from Sunset until SUNRISE when it’s quiet, dark and cats feel ‘safer’ to move. Set your alarm for 11pm 1AM, 3AM, 5AM call for kitty in your NORMAL, CALM voice...crinkle the treat bag or shake kitty’s favorite noisy toy. I can’t tell you how many kitties come out of hiding during LATE NIGHT (or you can hear meows if trapped ina garage or backyard for example) Sit down in 1 spot for at least 10 minutes at a time and call CALMLY. Be patient. Scared cats are the best hiders. 💥 IMPORTANT 💥 PLACE A CAMERA (motion activated) AIMED at WET FOOD (not dry) and water you leave by the escape point (if possible wedge door open 5” with food inside ). The food may attract other cats in the neighborhood, but one of those cats might be yours if you’re lucky! Replace food AM + PM (raccoons LOVE DRY cat food so only offer WET) You can't believe how often a cat will return home at night and has no way of getting back inside (or is too scared to go inside ) Without the camera aimed at food, guardians would never know kitty is AROUND. Once spotted on Camera, BUT still hiding when you call, THEN the next step is to humanely TRAP your kitty. I can Loan you a TRAP if you live in SF - OR you can RENT from any shelter. 💥💥WiFI Camera on amazon: $35 Mini Blink camera: https://a.co/ihc7BSy IF NO WIFI - get a Wildlife/Trail cam (battery operated) check footage manually daily MINI Wildlife camera - https://a.co/d/2YI1OGi $35 must buy 4 AA batteries and a micro SD memory stick: https://a.co/d/44AXvel 🐱Your ACTUAL neighbors on your block will NOT see these online posts. And they won't do anything if they see a cat unless they know YOUR cat is missing! This is why you must go door to door with FLYERS and post up flyers around your neighborhood on both sides of lamposts.. 💜🙏 🐱 KNOCK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS DOORS, starting with the first 10 residences in ALL directions from you. Stay organized. Take notes on a PRINTED Google map of your block - note which people you spoke to and who wasn’t home so you can GO BACK later and keep trying until you talk to all neighbors on your block. 🐱ASK neighbors to check RING CAMERAS, Garages, sheds, storage units, crawl spaces, under porches, pipe drain area. Kitty could be STUCK ( happens all the time!!) and talking to neighbors HELPS to get them to look! 🐱 GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR NEIGHBORS YARDS: ASK to check backyards - use a flashlight even during the day to catch the reflection of kitty’s EYE under decks and crawl spaces, As to be ALONE while you search . 🐯PRINT MAP OF YOUR BLOCK: BELOW is an example of taking notes on a map as I go door to door KNOCKING. F = flyered (not home, tape flyer directly onto front doors using painter’s tape. I write down names (or smiley face) which folks I spoke to. The goal is to talk to all your neighbors in order to best engage them - ASK to check RING CAMERAS, garages, storage units,, sheds, crawl spaces and to CALL if they THINK see kitty (take a photo!) Keeping track on a map is a HUGE HELP - I keep returning until I talk to everyone and again a few days / 1 week later to remind folks! 🐱💜 PRINT 150+ FLYERS (or Mini flyers) for going door to door and POST FULL page flyers around your block 1st then expanding 2 Blocks out in all directions. Place FLYERS (that you post up on lampposts) inside a clear “protective sheet cover” with the opening facing down so weather doesn’t ruin them. Google: “clear sheet protector” Buy on amazon or at a FEDEX PRINT store. You can submit print order online for pick up even if FEDEX is closed. Call once open ask if they can PRINT right away due to urgency. Fedex Print stores sell sheet protectors, packing tape & duct tape for posting Flyers on lampposts and blue ‘painters tape’ for adhering flyers onto front doors and mailboxes without any damage. Download a FLYER ‘template’ on www.happycatlady.com Offer a reward $ for a PHOTO of your Kitty And NOT to approach - call you instead. Download LOST CAT MINI FLYERS (5 on 1 page): use ‘painters tape’ to tape these to every front door around your block. Does not replace full page flyers for posting on lampposts: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lpD_hsqdPD1AFLYZmhyMEXvirsI0rNv1F5ebgxyNCxY/edit?usp=sharing ONLINE: 🐱 Report LOST CAT on www.pawboost.com FREE (automatically posts on your city’s facebook group) 🐱 Post on www.Nextdoor com in your neighborhood’ and ALSO 2. post under ‘cat owners’ group if you live in San Francisco ADD an address range. EXAMPLE 100-150 Kitty Avenue NEXTDOOR: https://nextdoor.com/invite/tlpjrfjfsfzzypgctspp San Francisco NEXTDOOR ‘CAT OWNERS GROUP:https://nextdoor.com/g/qazvu50sq/ 🐱Report to Animal Care & control / animal shelters near you 🙏💜DON’T GIVE UP! Sending LOVE & unwavering determination 💖🙏 damia foti 💖🙏 650-339-6619 ( www.happycatlady.com) 💖LINK TO PDF OF LOST CAT FLYER / GOOGLE MAP GRAPHIC EXAMPLE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cYfhp2o-m2C_OKPvdEriHZxYscDmeL5U/view?usp=sharing

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