I found the cat on my porch in early March, 2013. There are many strays in the neighborhood, but they tend to be very skittish. When I made eye contact with this cat, however, she came running over to me. She was very friendly and excitedly ate the cat food I gave her. Because of this behavior, I had a feeling that the cat belonged to someone and was lost.
I went online and searched on a few websites, including Pet FBI, to see if I could find a report of a lost cat matching her description. The date on the search page of Pet FBI had been automatically set to the beginning of the year (January 1, 2013), so I searched from that date to the present date. A couple of days later, with no responses to my “found” post, I extended my search back two months into the previous year.
Sometime in June, Man and his female companion, Spider, ran off. Spider came back three days later with buckshot wounds. Man’s family was in despair but Man’s Mom never gave up hoping and kept checking the PET FBI’s Found Reports for golden retrievers.
You may have seen, way back in March, a TV spot with Gary Somerset on Channel 6 about PET FBI. They interviewed a couple from Dublin whose five-year old Akita had run off two months before. They were heartbroken and desperate to have her back and had posted a report on our web site. Recently, they gave up hope and acquired a Great Pyrenees.