As many of you know, my dog Leah was lost by a Seattle pet nanny almost exactly a year ago. I asked the help of readers of this blog, and the response was extraordinary. I cannot thank all of you enough...those who emailed me, offered tips, noted sightings of similar dogs. I believe we came to close to finding her, with many reports around Mountlake Terrace (she was lost in NW Seattle).
Unfortunately, we have never found her. Either she was unable to survive on her own or someone took her in and decided to keep her. I hope it is the later. So if you do see a dog very much like her, please let me know. She is microchipped.
This situation has taught me a lot, including about the dedication of animal lovers of the area. MissingPetPartnership was particularly helpful and deserving of your support, including volunteers that were willing to wave signs at intersections during cold weather. It also has shown me that we need better ways for coordinating information about lost pets in the region, and as I mentioned in an earlier blog, smartphone apps whereby folks could take a picture of lost animals and get it to folks who could use the information effectively.
Again, thanks to all of you that provided your encouraging comments, tips, and help. It has meant a lot to me and my family...cliff