Monday, September 24, 2012

Lucas is Home!

Lucas was found today, less than a mile from home, near SE 280th Street and 121st Ave SE, in someone's yard in the shade.  The homeowner saw a flier that Tammy had put up earlier today.  The place he was found was not far from the second trail Kelsy followed on Sunday.  Lucas appears to be unhurt, and is sleeping safe and sound at home. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday search for Lucas

Kelsy searched for Lucas today.  The scent trail looped back around, and did not seem to cross 116th, the busy main street.  We got a sighting from Friday afternoon, and started Kelsy from that point.  It led into the woods, on a long dead-end trail.  Lucas wouldn't have known it was a dead end when he started down it.

Another reported sighting came in about 2:00 Sunday afternoon, that Lucas was seen a block north of the Chevron at 116th and Kent Kangley Road.  It took us a long time to verify the information, and Kelsy was not able to work out the scent trail from the point of the sighting.  It was getting hot by that time, and Kelsy was getting tired.  When she has to pant to stay cool, it makes it harder to work the scent trail.  We are hoping for a fresh sighting.  At least we know that Lucas is getting around and being seen.  The key is to get the attention of those people who have seen him.  Getting the word out about Lucas could make a big difference.

 Kelsy started her first search at 116th and 269th, going south, then east, then north, then west, in a loop.  We hit private property where we were unable to get permission to continue the search.  Then we got a reported sighting of where Lucas was at 2 PM Friday.

They described him exactly, and the people who saw Lucas were able to pinpoint where he went, so Kelsy could start at the exact spot.  Kelsy started at 120th and 274th, and followed the scent trail south, into a park.  This time the scent trail was literally a dead end.  This long trail into the woods just ended, with no way out but the way we came.  Lucas wouldn't have know or cared that it was a dead end when he went in.

Around 2 PM, we got a call that Lucas had been seen ten minutes ago.  I started Kelsy on the scent trail from where we thought the caller was describing.  As Kelsy ran this scent trail into the wind, I think Kelsy was actually working it backwards.  The scent became weaker as Kelsy continued south, into a park.  At that point, she was hot and tired, so I couldn't work her any more.  We never could get an exact description of where Lucas was sighted.  Hopefully, we will continue to get new reports. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lucas in Kent 20120922

Lucas escaped a fenced yard in Kent on 9/21/2012.  Lucas is about 4 years old.  He was found by a vet tech by the side of the road, apparently hit by a car, in early September.  The previous owner told the vet he didn't want Lucas, didn't want to spend any money on him, and that the vet should euthanize Lucas.  The vet performed surgery and Lucas recovered well in the past two weeks.  He went to his new home on the 20th.  On the 21st, he escaped through an unknown defect in the fence.  He was last seen headed west at 116th SE and SE 270th.

At 53 pounds, Lucas is underweight.  With just three legs, staples at the surgery site, and vision in only one eye, Lucas needs help getting home quickly.  Please call 206-552-0304 if you can help with physical searches, making signs, handing out fliers, or other tasks.  You can also email
If you live or work in the area, you can print out a few copies of the flier below to share with your neighbors or coworkers.  Also share Lucas's this web page on Facebook, please.
You can find a Facebook page for Lucas here:
More pictures of Lucas.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cuddles in Renton

Cuddles has been missing since 9/13/2012, near Highlands Elementary in Renton.  He was last seen in the area of Ferndale and 7th.  He is about 4 years old, 10 pounds, neutered, and shy of people.  He does like to hang out with other cats.  Please call Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue, 206-552-0304, if you have seen him at any time since the 13th of September. If you live or work in the area, please print a few copies of the flier below to share with your neighbors or coworkers.  Also please consider sharing a link to this page on Facebook.  Thank you.