Missing: 2 male cats in Burland Ranchettes

23 Feb 2022 17:31 #1 by nstegall
2 male cats missing in Burland neighborhood since Friday 2/18/22. Last seen ~4pm at home near the end of Juniper Ln. (near 72 and Sleepy Holly / Bobcat trail). Likely travelling together (at least originally). "Cow" is a black and white manx (no tail), ~10 years old. "Pants" is a grey tabby with white paws and a white "neckerchief" (has a tail), ~5 years old. No collars or chips.

If they didn't become something's prey they likely either got shut in somewhere or wandered farther than normal and can't find their way home. Not typical for them to be gone overnight (we try to shut them in before dusk). We have posted to IMHS, Facebook lost and found, Nextdoor, and Pinecam, and notified Park Co Animal Control. Signs are up around the neighborhood.

Any sightings (in person or on security cams) please let me know. They are a little skittish around new people so likely difficult to catch.

Thank you!

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23 Feb 2022 19:20 #2 by HappyCamper
Hopefully they make their way home after the cold.
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23 Feb 2022 20:50 #3 by MyMountainTown
I'm so sorry to hear your kitties are missing, we'll get this shared to our Facebook and Twitter accounts to help boost it. If someone spots them, what's a good way to get hold of you nstegall?

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23 Feb 2022 21:41 #4 by nstegall
If anyone sees them please call or text my cell: 412-974-4995, or shoot me an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or you can reply here directly (I've set up email notifications for replies on this forum).

Also, link to the Facebook post is here: www.facebook.com/groups/830268317046510/...nk/7004448516295095/

And posted to Nextdoor here:
nextdoor.com/p/LLK-rCCgGy9r?utm_source=s...xtras=NDI0NDAxMjE%3D

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01 Mar 2022 09:22 #5 by nstegall
Cow and Pants are still missing, and while their odds seem long we are still holding out hope. Please continue to keep an eye out and check cameras for any sign of them. With the week of good weather we are hoping that they are out and trying to find their way back home.

Thank you!

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01 Mar 2022 11:42 #6 by homeagain
Put something out on porch/deck with YOUR SCENT and THEIR scent(fav blanket or bedding), then an old flannel shirt or something that has YOU on it...also put out their litter box,the familiar scent hopefully will bring them back.:goodluck:

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07 Mar 2022 08:17 #7 by nstegall
Another week has gone by and Cow and Pants are still missing. We had one possible sighting of Cow by a woman near Bluebird Drive / Camp Robber, but she could not tell if the cat had a tail or not, so not certain it was him.

We had thoroughly scent marked our property with their litter, bedding, our clothes, etc. through the past week of good weather. The snow will make it more difficult to keep up with that but we do our best.

At this point we will continue to call for them throughout the day / night (when the sound carries better), make loops around the neighborhood, and check the animal shelter websites (we have notified all of them within 80 miles through 24Petconnect, but check daily just in case).

Long odds, but we are still hopeful.

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07 Mar 2022 09:12 #8 by homeagain
Sometimes it is beneficial to physically go to the shelters and look,staff is over worked and things get missed. If they r NOT declawed, look up in trees,sometimes they "hide" high.....if spooked. U r GOOD parents for doing everything u have already done....(side note,u can call their names till blue in face, but IF they r "treed" they will rarely answer.... ) Sending lots of luck your way.....:goodluck:

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11 Mar 2022 17:37 #9 by nstegall
Today marks 3 weeks since our beloved "Cow" and "Pants" went missing from our house in Burland, near the end of Juniper Ln. If they have survived this long through the cold spells and the recent up-tick in predators in the area it seems likely that they've either found a warm sheltered place to hang out or have approached someone for help. In either case, their best chance at getting home safely is if someone can spot them either in person or on a security / game camera to help us narrow down the search area. To that end, we are offering a $250 per cat reward for information that gets them home safely... hoping that this will provide a little extra motivation for folks to keep an eye out for them. It's only a fraction of what they mean to us, but it's the best we can do right now.

Pants is a grey tabby with white front toes, hind feet, belly, and "neckerchief". He came to us 5 years ago as a stray and is still a stout cat and a good hunter. Cow is a white and black Manx (no tail), with mostly black hindquarters, mostly white front legs and belly, white feet, and a black "toupee". He is 10 years old and has been an indoor / outdoor cat his whole life. We have been in the area for 3 years, so they know the immediate surroundings.

We have notified the area vets and shelters, are checking the shelter websites regularly, and have posted flyers around the Burland area. Also cross-posted to Nextdoor, Pinecam, and Facebook. We have litter and bedding out for them to scent mark the property, and a "one way" cat door so they can get into the house if they return when we're asleep or away.

Thank you to everyone who has offered support and continues to look out for our boys! We're still holding out hope.
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