A pet owner's determination and.....gratitude...
me immensely in our time of need. Simply having a confident voice on the other end of the line was immeasurably helpful in
getting me through the crisis of losing my dog. At a time when I felt hopeless and uncertain as to what to do; you helped
to refine the search, keep me focused and give us a course of action.
Friday night (05/14). Kobe had been gone for 6 nights and my hope for a happy resolution was fading. Earlier in the
day a false alarm led me to a puppy in East Oakland that looked almost exactly like Kobe. I was deflated and sad. I decided
to go on a night search mission up to our favorite place, the York trail which leads up to Merritt College. I recruited two
friends and just before we left the house for the hike, a call came in from a hiker on that very trail saying she thought
she saw Kobe....the timing of it all was very uncanny. She had seen the signs posted around the trailhead.
We spread out our search and started from multiple points around Leona Canyon,
eventually planning to meet at a fire road in the middle of the park. As I was parking the car near Merritt College I had
mentioned to a family in their car that we were looking for a lost dog and to call me if they see him. 35 minutes later, as
we approached the bottom of the canyon trail, the family called my cell to report they had seen Kobe up at the top. Without
that call I would have spent the night searching around in the woods and Kobe and I would never have crossed paths. Voices
hoarse and legs aching, we sprinted up the hill and tracked Kobe down next to the library at Merritt with the help of our
stranger/ guardian angels. He was VERY scared and skinny but
very happy to get into the car.
Thank you again for caring and
for your assistance...
Jesse Q., Oakland, CA.