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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:00AM

Joined: Thu Jul 07 2005, 07:21PM
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Started by JW
archived April 4, 2003

Seems like more and more signs get posted regarding lost pets these days. This is a situation that frequently ends sadly. Typically, the owner, and not the pet, is at fault. Here are some pointers taken from various sources that may be helpful when this happens…

• Call area animal shelters and humane societies to report the missing pet and ask them to check for your animal at their facility.
• Personally visit the shelters at least every two days.
• Ask to check isolation areas and ask employees if your pet is on the "dead list".
• Take a picture of your pet to the shelters with your phone number included.
• Run lost ads in newspapers and submit details to this Website for posting.
• Check found ads in the newspapers.
• Be sure to notify everyone if you locate your pet to keep the info fresh.
• Call neighbors and let them know to be on the lookout.
• Offer a reward.
• Call area vets, including emergency clinics. Take them a picture of the pet.
• If the pet was wearing a rabies tag, make sure the vet who vaccinated your pet has your correct contact information. (Rabies tags are the law for both cats and dogs.)

To help protect your pet from being lost in the future please consider these points:

• Spay and neuter your pets as soon as possible. Both male and female pets when not altered are much more likely to go looking for companionship.
• Make sure your pet wears a collar with the rabies tag and your phone number attached. The Mountain Park dog tag (required by law) will really help also!
• Following the leash laws will all but eliminate the chance of a lost dog.

Phone numbers of nearby shelters and newspapers:
• Fulton County Animal Control 404-794-0358
• Cherokee County Animal Control 770-345-7270
• Cobb County Animal Control 770-499-4136
• Atlanta Humane Society 404-875-5331
• Humane Society of Cobb County 770-428-5678
• Atlanta Journal / Constitution 404-577-5772
• Roswell Neighbor 770-993-7400
• Roswell / Alpha REVUE & News 770-442-3278
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:01AM

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Response from CP

I was told that some people have spotted one or, possibly, two extremely large owls, and it was suggested that perhaps this owl is the reason for the missing cats. Owls can easily swoop down and pick up small dogs, rodents and cats, too. I suggest that we all keep our cats indoors, as it prevents them from getting hit by cars and getting exposed to heartworms and diseases, especially rabies. The best way to prevent cats from disappearing is to keep them indoors, no matter the reason for the disappearance. But if this owl is the main cause, lets show our beloved pets how much we love them by keeping them close, so they don't meet such a horrific death as being a meal for an owl.
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:02AM

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Response from DP

I helped a resident last week put a badly injured cat into her car on Mountain Park Road to take to the vet, where the cat later died of severe head trauma. I believe that exceedingly heavy and unchecked speeding on Mountain Park Road could be one potential cause of missing cats, where the cats get hit and are either flung into a ditch or are able to crawl into the woods to die. It is a very sad situation, and the road has become very dangerous. Two of my neighbors have lost cats to speeders in the past two years.
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:03AM

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Response from AN

I have noticed loose dogs chasing and hunting animals (cats included) on more than one occasion in the southern part of the city near Juniper Street.... Loose dogs have also damaged plants in my koi pond.
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:04AM

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Response from JS

I was told we have bobcats that live in the area and they will take cats as food.!?!
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:05AM

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Response from JN

I am surprised that no one seems to know what is happening to the cats and probably the Swan. There is a pack of coyotes that live around the lake and as a resident on Lake Garrett I have not only heard them, just last week, but have seen them on a regular basis. Last Fall they ate our cat. We saw, repeatedly, a male and female stalking animals in the dried up lake and it sounds like we have pups here now. The Mayor and City Council have been informed of the coyotes. I have also seen them in our backyard. I am positive that the coyotes are the problem!
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Fri Jul 08 2005, 12:06AM

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Response from MR:

We certainly do have bobcats in Mountain Park! I have spotted one twice and today for a third time on West Lake. Perhaps the Coyote's aren't alone in their hunting forays
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Keith
Mon Apr 07 2008, 01:32PM
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Joined: Fri Jul 29 2005, 02:20PM
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It is with weary heart that I am posting to this thread.

Apologies but our cat is missing and I thought I'd ask if you might have seen him. His name is Simba, he's 12 years old. He's black with a little white fur on his chest and 2 white whiskers. He has green eyes.

Please let me know if you've seen him. He's been gone since last Wednesday (4/3/08).



Thanks in advance.

678-296-3209
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Forrest
Wed Apr 09 2008, 02:42AM
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keith where did you get your cat. he looks just like my cat i lost years ago in mtn park.

and its so ironic ive been saying this over and over in the wolf thread. for year the coyotes have been doing this. i think its dumb all of you are just now seeing it happen. before there was a neighborhood built behind the dam, that is where they all lived, i used to go down there and see them at night.

people just have no heart and think its ok to have an outside cat , that they can fend for themselves.

THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING> OPEN YOUR EYES AND EARS
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Keith
Wed Apr 09 2008, 03:28PM
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We got him when he was a kitten (eight weeks old) when we lived in Woodstock 12-13 years ago. He's been healthy and we've had no problems until he disappeared Wednesday afternoon.
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