Missing Gray and white cat from house fire
Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
Missing a gray and white female cat. About 2 years old.
She was last seen on Leighton BLVD near the dump during a house fire. The cat did get out of the house but ran off. She is missed by her family who would love to have her back. Her name is Dakota.
The following pics are prior to her adoption.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
Please email me or call East Main Animal Clinic 234-6900 as I have one of the kid's cell numbers and I do not want to post it.
Thank You for helping the family.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
Do you have someone around the area of the house keeping an open eye? I'd bet a dollar to a donut the cat will come back to the area if she hasn't already.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
There is someone that is watching for near the house. I went out yesterday and walked and called and so has the family. There is also a live trap set up.
She had never been outside since she was adopted so I am sure she was pretty stressed out during the fire with the noise, heat, smoke, people and water.
The one reason that she may stay away from the area is the fire smell

As of yesterday at 5pm she still hadn't been found.
I have talked to a few people that live on the road and gave them a pic. I didn't actually go past Leighton on that side as it is private property.

Yesterday I did see a gray and white cat but I couldn't get close. I am sure it wasn't Dakota as It appeared to have more white on it's face. I took a pic and came home and blew it up but it was to grainy to tell. There are some ferals that live on the road.

I know that the whole family really misses her.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
You may want to look into where she was before she ended up at the animal shelter (or wherever she was adopted from).
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Posted by mule train (+1049) 14 years ago
I once lost a cat in Miles City for 27 days in the middle of winter with a week of below -10 temps when I was a kid. His name was Kitty. It came back 20 lbs lighter. Amazing....I couldn't believe it survived that long. ISYN. Where it was???? I have no idea... So don't abandon hope. It could make it home alive.....

....or it could have been eaten by an owl. There are big cat eating owls in Miles City...not that I think your cat became owl food...but it could happen....hopefully not.
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 14 years ago
Nice, really nice.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
I am sure the cat is out there and just scared and hiding
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Posted by Anna (+338) 14 years ago
I hope that you find him and soon! You guys are in my prayers!! If you need anything at all please email me. I know what it is like to have a house fire - I have been there b4. Thanks
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17668) 14 years ago
I agree with mule train. The cat is probably owl fodder. Time to light the prayer candles! Here's to kitty in the sky! A toast!
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
Boy you two are a ray of sunshine . I am out there lots and I rarely see any raptors. ( Mule and Gunner)
It isn't my cat But when I saw how upset the family was over the missing cat I felt I needed to try and help them. They lost everything and I know finding their cat would bring them some joy.

[This message has been edited by snickers (edited 3/16/2008).]
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1886) 14 years ago
Geez, Gunnar. Sounds like something I would say.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
The kitty still hasn't been found so please keep an eye out for her if you are going out on Leighton near the Landfill.
There is at least 3 more gray and white kitties out there but this one is very friendly and has a white mark from her mouth down her chin.
Thank You
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
Dakota was live trapped and is back with her family. They are very happy to have her back
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 14 years ago
Congratulations Glad to hear it.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11902) 14 years ago
YAY!!!!!! As a long time cat lover I am very glad to hear that. Give her some pets from me.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1290) 14 years ago
Right on. You'd never know it from my posts but I am a very compassionate, soft hearted, cat person. We have two very spoiled in door cats who run our house. Glad to hear they got back together, screw the owls, let them eat mice.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 14 years ago
So glad to hear the happy ending. Give the cat an extra hug from me.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
Awwwwwwwwwww Chuck I know you.

Sad news is they were bringing her to the clinic and she got away again. Now she is over by the high school I think.
So please keep an eye out for her. They may have gotten her back over the weekend but I am not sure
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 14 years ago
Suggestion: Cat carrier
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Posted by David Schott (+17439) 14 years ago
Suggestion: Electric Can Opener. Brings them running every time.

Or in the case of one of Chuck's cats, Purex. Better than catnip.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
LOL @ David
Ya know your Christmas present isn't going to be that good this year when he reads that


I am not sure how the cat got away but I am sure she is having a not so good month.

Again this isn't my cat.
But please keep your eyes open for her
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1290) 14 years ago
Dave makes an interesting point, cats and dogs respond to the can opener like nothing else. However all the time I have had these two cats the food has come in a flip top can. Does the can opener sound produce a genetic response from the animals that has been ingrained in them for the past 20 or more generations? And what is a generation in cat lingo? And maybe your friends need a leash for their tabby. Have you ever tried to walk a cat on a leash?

God I'm bored.
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Posted by snickers (+825) 14 years ago
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Dave is right It works on my cats

There is a Thank you and a pic of the dog and cat together in the Star tonight

I am not sure if they found her a second time. I met the family the day after the fire and offered to make posters and help look for their cat.

But I don't think I would want to try and leash my cats. It may result in blood loss and I am sure that it will be my blood that would be lost.
In fact I bet I could tether an owl easier then I could leash a cat.
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Posted by MCGirl (+304) 14 years ago
One time I decided it would be a good idea to get a little harness and leash for my fat cat. She wasn't getting any exercise just lounging around on the couch and dreaming about tuna.
She held still while I harnessed her up, but the second I turned her loose, she flew up and twisted in the air...over and over and over. It looked like...well, it looked like if you hit a squirrel with your car and it bounces around like a loose basketball for awhile until it dies. I finally had to capture her in a blanket and endure much hissing, biting, and scratching while I de-harnessed her.
That was not my finest hour for sure.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1290) 14 years ago
I put a harness on my male cat Harry to take him for a walk, with the same thinking, he needed exercise. As soon as I clipped the leash to the harness he went in to his "road kill" stands, flat on his belly with all five extremities heading straight out, he looked like he had just been hit by the "Acme" steam roller used by Wylie Coyote in the cartoons. I tried to get him to his feet but he was paralyzed in that position, I drug him up and down the kitchen floor a few times but that was it for cat walking for us. I'm saving the harness and leash in case I ever want Harry to stay in one place for and extended period of time, I'll just strap him up.
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