From the WSB Pets page: Lisa and Elliott find each other

Sometimes despite all the searching, your lost pet just can’t be found. The WSB Pets page archives include still-open reports that may never be closed. And then there’s the tale of Lisa and Elliott. Posting as “Elle,” Lisa reported her cat Diesel missing four months ago. That’s Lisa in the photo, but not Diesel – well, not ENTIRELY Diesel. Marianne from Friends of the Animals Foundation explains:

Elliott is the cat living under the porch of a Alaska Junction business on the Pets page earlier in the week. Lisa thought he might be her beloved cat Diesel and went on a search for Elliott.

She managed to trap the cat with the help of Kathleen, a WS cat rescuer. I run Friends of the Animals Foundation and had room for Elliott in our cages at Next to Nature. Lisa did some research with the help of Elliott’s microchip and found out his sad story. He was adopted from the Humane Society in January and quickly jumped off of the porch of his new home and disappeared. He was apparently on his own for the past four months. When Lisa contacted his owner, she decided that she didn’t want him.

Lisa fell in love with Elliott and with the help of Joy Turner, pet communicator, found out that Diesel’s soul is in Elliott. Elliot even climbed into Diesel’s old shirt. Elliott’s new full name is Elliott Yi Talarico (named after the businesses in the alley).

Marianne points out that Elliott did not have to spend months living in the alley – if someone had taken him to a vet sooner to check for a chip, he would have had a new home sooner. Be sure to get a found animal checked for a chip – she points out that all clinics will do that for free, and will help you connect with the Seattle Animal Shelter. Marianne also says big thanks go to Emma, who called attention to Elliott’s plight.

10 Replies to "From the WSB Pets page: Lisa and Elliott find each other"

  • miws April 21, 2013 (4:38 pm)

    Sounds like this was meant to be! :-)



  • Johnston April 21, 2013 (5:34 pm)

    Yay! Happy ending! Carry on Elliott…you’ve got some big paws to fill!

    And tonight my Bella Luna will get an extra little hug. She won’t know why!

  • Alki Me April 22, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    I remember that article 4 months ago, I was very sad. I’m glad that Elliott has a new home with Lisa! Wonderful for both Elliott, and Lisa =)

    I’d just like to re-emphasize checking for microchips in found animals. Well said, WSB!

  • Chuck and Sally's Van Man April 22, 2013 (6:09 pm)

    Oh sure. The ol’ kitty-cat soul switch-a-roo. Isn’t that like being granted 18 lives? Sign me skeptical, but glad the cat found a forever home.

  • LisaB (formerly Elle) April 22, 2013 (8:11 pm)

    Honestly, I am not so sure about the soul thing myself, but he sure is a great cat and is fitting in very well, and very quickly to his new home.
    I did feel led to this cat, all the way to a dark alley in the middle of the night with a cage. :) But he is Elliott.
    The former alley cat is currently sound asleep in a huge comfy bed.
    He has gained weight and is doing very well health wise. He says thank you, “nom nom nom”, in the middle of every meal.

  • Ben April 22, 2013 (10:49 pm)

    Looks just like our Baggy! Laying in my lap as I write this.

  • KD April 23, 2013 (9:58 am)

    Good report Marianne, yes Elliott is a sweetie.. after being in that alley till almost midnite, I spotted him strutting down the alley towards where all the employees from the businesses had seen him heading(thanks Emma for original report-SO helpful!), our hearts LEPT when spotted,’there he is!’ He was SO HAPPY to get outta that cold dark alley! Please people.. do NOT toss animals aside, there will always be some rescue group or shelter to re-home them. Kudos to all combined efforts, even all the employees of Elliott’s, Dr. Yi’s, and Talarico’s and the lady from the newer condos above the alley. The newly named Elliott thanks you and reminds ALL that there other critters all around us that are waiting to be rescued and away from abuse all the time!

  • Julia April 23, 2013 (12:05 pm)

    I’m so happy that Elliott was found during the search for Diesel…what a nice plus to come from a difficult situation.

    Everyone involved seems to have good intentions and seem to care deeply for animals. I HOPE THAT LISA HAS NOT STOPPED SEARCHING FOR DIESEL! I don’t want to make assumptions, but it’s not mentioned in the article if she has stopped her search or not. I love the messages surrounding Elliott, and the compassion shown for him and those who helped him get off the street and find a home. I hope the same compassion and effort is still being put into the search for Diesel. You never know…Elliott’s purpose may be to communicate that Diesel is still out there and still needs help!

    For search advice and literature about the behavior of lost kitties, you can go to Missing Pet Partnership’s website:

    Best of luck in locating your dear friend Diesel.

  • LisaB (formerly Elle) April 25, 2013 (11:13 pm)

    Hi Julia,
    Thank you for the comments…trust me, I will never stop searching for Diesel.

    Thank you to everyone involved, KD, you are an angel!

  • Steve F April 26, 2013 (9:00 am)

    Great job and a great story. Just another reason why WSB is so awesome

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