How I got into lost pet search and rescue and became a full-time cat detective.
People often ask how I ended up as a pet detective for lost cats.
To explain how it all started, I show them a photo from years ago when I lived on a horse farm in Texas. This was my little cabin on Canyon Lake with my horse, Red Rabbit and my sweet snuggler cat, Mr. Purr.
When Purr went missing for 3 days, I learned first-hand what it feels like to have a lost cat.
No one helped me search or really understood my panic.
I got a lot of random advice from people who'd never found a lost cat in their life. If I had followed old myths like "Put his litter box outside!" Mr. Purr would have died behind this wooden fence locked in the neighboring rancher's metal shipping container.
I will never forget the joy and relief of finding Mr Purr still alive, and I'll never forget the feeling of panic and intense stress.
Mr Purr is why I do lost cat search & rescue.
My mission is to save lost cats who might die otherwise if people do not know all the things I learned and have discovered in the last nine years.
I am here to support the people in panic mode who are also getting an earful of the old wives tales and bad advice.
I will never forget the experience of my own lost cat story.
And I will never forget you, my beloved Mister Purr.
Where did I find my lost cat?"
My "How to Find Lost Cat app" is in planning. Sign up for news on the new lost pet finder apps here:
In honor of Mr. Purr, I want to create an app based on my search guides so people can use my cat profiling and tips to get right to the key elements they need to know for their missing cat, situation and geography.
A lost cat app could make a difference in getting lost cats found for people who cannot bear to sit down and read the search guide about Finding missing cats when they're under stress.
If you know anyone who can help develop an app based on my pet detective input using decision trees, please use the form above to contact us or call for more info.