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Have You Seen Gizmo?


I know your site isn't meant to be a "lost pet" site, but since so many of your readers are in Montclair, I was hoping you could help us out. We were having work done on our house over the weekend and one of the contractors left the door ajar, letting our (previously indoor) cat Gizmo out. Gizmo is a great cat, and my 2 year old son adores him (as does the rest of the family.) He's incredibly friendly and gentle and we miss him terribly. Because he was an indoor cat we never thought to put a collar on him.

Gizmo is a tan cat with dark stripes. He was last seen at Alexander Avenue and Park Terrace. If anybody has any information, please call Lisa at 973-809-7662.

UPDATE:  8/28 - Gizmo is home thanks to an alert neighbor.

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Is that a raccoon on Gizmo's right?!

Posted by: Confused Citizen | Aug 24, 2005 7:35:40 PM

My heart goes out to you, Lisa - I hope Gizmo finds his way home soon!

Posted by: Mujer En Fuego | Aug 24, 2005 10:30:50 PM

try putting some of your old clothes, towels, or jackets around your house. He may come to the scent. :) Good Luck

Posted by: hopeful helper | Aug 25, 2005 6:22:15 PM

I hope/assume the owners have contacted the local animal control agency & put out the word to local vets & posted flyers in the neighborhood & such.

There are well-meaning people in this world who will adopt what they perceive as street cats, & others who will turn them in to the authorities, without a thought that the cat might already have a home.

The key is getting the word out as widely as possible.

Good luck.

Posted by: curmudgeon | Aug 25, 2005 6:50:38 PM

Letting the local vets know would be a good idea as well.

I teach in Somerset Co. and was disheartened to learn that one of my students lost his beloved dog under similar circumstances. I mentioned calling the local shelters and vets to his mom. She did, and as it turned out, little doggie was at one of the vets.

SOO sorry to hear about Gizmo and all of our prayers (human, canine, and feline) are with you!


Posted by: Dog (& Cat) Mom | Aug 25, 2005 6:54:34 PM

I'm rooting for the lad to come home. I hope the people who share his domicile (I'm not going to insult Gizmo and term them "owners") will share the good news when he returns, as I'm betting and praying he will.

Posted by: cathar | Aug 25, 2005 11:30:02 PM

Thanks so much to everyone for all your support. No sign of Giz yet but we're trying to remain optimistic and have a lot of folks keeping an eye out for him.

Posted by: Lisa | Aug 26, 2005 9:51:00 AM

in edgemont park near the toddler fenced in section is a poster of advertising that someone found a cat it is just a picture of his face --it is calico looking but...may be worth a ride up to see the picture--it is posted on a lightpole outside the fence but can be seen froom within-hope it's yours

Posted by: cstarling | Aug 26, 2005 4:54:41 PM

i can't see your cats face and in your picture it looks grey and white striped-don't want to raise your hopes needlessly--

Posted by: cstarling | Aug 26, 2005 4:57:08 PM

>> I hope the people who share his domicile (I'm not going to insult Gizmo and term them "owners") <<

I see by your sense of language that you are a cat person, or at least have some knowledge of the species. Good on ya.

Posted by: curmudgeon | Aug 26, 2005 7:41:40 PM

Thank you!!! Giz is now home safe and sound, thanks to a wonderful neighbor who is a Baristanet reader and whose son spotted Gizmo in their backyard yesterday afternoon.

Thanks to everyone so much for your support!

Posted by: Lisa | Aug 28, 2005 10:56:20 AM


Posted by: Chris | Aug 28, 2005 7:26:36 PM

What a great ending to the story.

- Jersey Perspective

Posted by: Jack | Aug 28, 2005 9:11:11 PM

Go, Gizmo! One of my cats long ago was gone for a week or so. When he returned, he wouldn't shut up for several hours. Probably wanted to tell me all about his travels and ordeal. If only I could have understood him.

I did really enjoy the happy ending to this one. Gizmo, I'm sure, will be more emotionally circumspect, more interested in his food dish and litterbox than in "welcome back" hugs.

Posted by: cathar | Aug 29, 2005 9:00:07 AM

Just caught this...glad Gizmo is home safe & sound.

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