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Lose your cockatoo? Got room at your Inn for Noah & Max?

Lose your cockatoo?
Someone’s lost pet cockatoo was recently hit by a car in Pittsburg, Calif., and taken to VCA Cottage Animal Hospital in Walnut Creek for care. They treated the bird and are now trying to find its owner so it can be returned.

If you think this bird is yours, please call 925-935-9080 and identify it. I’m sure it will be happy to see you again!

Noah & Max need a home
Two special 8-year-old cats, Noah and Max, are in need of a good home this holiday. Noah (a brown tiger tabby) and Max (who is all black) watched their human die on October 30 after a long battle with cancer. Since then, Noah and Max have been living alone in the house. Thankfully, a neighbor and their estate lawyer, who is in charge of their care and eventual placement, are doing the best they can to care for them. However, the longer they remain home alone, the more fearful and skittish they become.

Both cats would do best in a quiet non-smoking home with a patient person or couple with no other animals. If someone is willing to open their heart and home to Noah and Max, they will receive much love and joy in return. Plus Noah and Max come with lifetime medical care.

If anyone is interested in adopting Noah and Max, please contact their lawyer, Gretchen Wettig at 925-457-7453.

Thanks for caring! /Gary

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2007
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Grandpa hit by car, pet dog flees and is now missing

I just received this note. If you can help, please do.

"My elderly dad was walking with our dog, Shiva (they’re walking partners) last Friday, Jan. 12, when he was hit by a car in the crosswalk at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way here in Pinole. Luckily, my dad survived the accident and did not sustain major injuries (amazing for someone his age, 82+, and slight build).

"The accident freaked out and traumatized the dog so she bolted in fear. We haven’t seen her since.  She’s 4+ years old, a very sweet and gentle creature. She’s a basenji-German shepherd mix with a smooth short coat and thin tail. She’s all black except for smudges of tan on her muzzle, paws, and ‘dots’ above her eyes. (She looks like a black bear cub.) She is on medication, too, so we’re desperate to find her.

"When she fled, she was wearing a red collar with silver paw prints, a steel bone-shaped ID tag, a purple harness and a red retractable leash.

"We adopted her just over a month ago to replace our dog who suddenly died from meningitis last November, so we’re pretty devastated by this back-to-back loss. We’re offering a good cash reward for her return. If you can help us, our family would be forever grateful to you. You have no idea what boundless joy you will bring to our family if we’re reunited with Shiva.

"Cheryl (Cheers), Brian, and Russ — Shiva’s parents and grandpa — 510-724-4080 (home, Pinole)"

If you’ve seen Shiva, or found her, please contact the above number and arrange to get her back to her home. That would be a very good thing. Thanks for caring! /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
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Lost and found kitty

Many thanks for mentioning our lost kitty, Pandora Jade, in your column on March 17. We were able to recover her! She had explored her way into a cardboard cat carrier being stored in the rafters of the neighbor’s garage and a chair had fallen down over the top so she couldn’t get out!

You can see she is well-named. I was hoping you would have room to print a thank you to Kim Stewart and family of Lafayette in your column. I think their kids would get a big kick out of it, and everybody loves a happy ending. Thanks again! (Virginia Wheaton, Lafayette, CA)

I thought I’d print this letter so all cat owners can take note of how easy it is for their cat companions to get "lost." Cats get locked in garages … driven to another city after they fall asleep in the back seat of a neighbor’s car and then get a free drive to work the next morning … and picked up and taken to a new home by someone who thinks the cat is lost. There’s plenty more, but that’ll do for starters.

Indoor cats live much safer lives.

Posted on Monday, March 27th, 2006
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