#VT – Lost cat postings are a staple on Front Porch Forum. It’s easy to forget how effective they can be in reuniting pets and families… and in helping neighbors connect and build community. From Jenna today on FPF in Essex Junction Village…
My cat went missing a several days ago, we figured either someone took him in or he got “lost” (read: eaten by fisher cat) in the woods beside our house. Thanks to Front Porch Forum and a kind neighbor’s posting that there was a cat in a tree, we found him. He remained scared and “trapped” for 2 nights – yesterday this kind neighbor used tree spurs to climb the 25-30 feet in the air to rescue Max.
It’s hard to explain in words how amazing this was – thank you for saving our Max. He’s very happy to be home and adjusting to “indoor only” status. My son especially thanks you as Max is his cat. He was devastated when we couldn’t find him.
Thanks again –
Max and family!
UPDATE: Now Patricia adds a dog story from the same Essex neighborhood on FPF…
I just want to say what a great neighborhood we live in, as Jenna (owner of the treed kitty) can attest.
Tonight, my recently adopted Cairn Terrier, Toto, made another escape from my home, and happily ran like the dickens straight to Maple Street with me in pursuit. Some wonderful neighbor whom I have never met, stopped his car at the corner of East & Maple, got out, and apprehended the little rascal for me.
Another neighbor, seeing me quite winded and struggling to carry Toto home, offered me a much appreciated ride home.
This is not the first time a kind neighbor has helped me out in this way, and I am so happy to be living here and happy to have Maple Street Front Porch Forum at our disposal. Thanks to all concerned!