We very much appreciate other suggestions beyond what we’ve already done and have scheduled (see below).
- Lost My Kitty
- Lost Cats of King County
- Lost and Found Pets of Washington State
- Created this blog and a Google doc to coordinate efforts
- Registered his microchip with Avid: #081345035
- Entered him in the ROMPS database on the shelter’s site
- Called the Seattle Animal Shelter, made sure his license was up to date (#268482)
- Stopped by the Seattle shelter every three days to check the cattery and also the clipboard list of found-but-privately-held animals
- Filed a lost pet report with PAWS, in case Jake wandered up to Shoreline
- Searched house and yard
- Put litterbox outside
- Called nearby veterinarians
- Scent-trailed six blocks in all cardinal directions
- Sweeps with a flashlight, checking for eye reflection
- Signposted and leafleted the target zone, asking folks to check any enclosed spaces
- Searched the yards of most of our immediate neighbors (with permission, of course!)
- Walking the neighborhood with a recording of his companion cat being excited to eat
- Hired an expert and cat-detection dog, who found a kitty – ID unknown – bunkered under a shed in territory controlled by Jake’s nemesis. We installed a humane trap there and plan to add a wildlife camera. More info here.
- Tunneled under the neighbor’s shed, where a kitty was bunkered, and peered around with a sewer cam. Nada.
- Bigger posters more visible to drivers
- More walking, more searching, more everything
- Set up a wildlife camera on the trap
- Get permission for a second trap in a heavily trafficked back yard