New Year’s Day notes: Lost/found pets; food foam; bike theft

LOST/FOUND PETS: If you are among the many people who found WSB for the first time during the recent snowstorm coverage — you may not be completely familiar with how the site works and everything that can be found here besides the news and features on the main page. So we wanted to remind you in particular about our Pets page — which for more than a year has been the only West Seattle-specific place to find information about (and photos of, when provided) lost and found pets. There’s been an uptick in activity these past few days, unfortunately, with about half a dozen people currently working hard to find either lost pets (even a missing goat!) or the owners of pets they found. The Pets page is here. We post the information and photos – same address as everything else –

FOOD FOAM BAN YES, BAG FEE NO (FOR NOW): A note we just received suggests there may be a bit of confusion out there somewhere, even in some areas of the old-media world, about what took effect today regarding what was originally a two-part city ordinance passed last year — banning foam containers for takeout food/drink, and adding a fee for people who wanted disposable plastic shopping bags. Because enough signatures were gathered for a referendum vote, as reported last September, the bag fee is on hold till a vote later this year (expected to be during the August primary), but the foam ban takes effect today – read more about it at this page of the Seattle Public Utilities website. To see some of the “commercially approved” alternatives you might be getting with your food/drinks, go here.

STOLEN BIKE WITH “SENTIMENTAL VALUE”: DP’s had this bike since the ’60s — and now it’s gone — per this note sent to report …

… a stolen bike at corner of SW Trenton St & 32nd Ave on Monday morning 12/29. A thief took my 41 year old 10-speed (sentimental value = high) right next to two much finer bikes, which are now triple locked. Description: 10 speed with drop handlebar, bad silver paint, parcel carriers front and rear, old Huret Allvit deraillier, broken generator, new gumwall tires.

If you spot that bicycle, please alert police. EARLY FRIDAY UPDATE: In comments, Maria posted a POSSIBLE sighting not far from the theft location – DP went to check, and indeed, it was the stolen bike!

8 Replies to "New Year's Day notes: Lost/found pets; food foam; bike theft"

  • Elisabeth January 1, 2009 (1:53 pm)

    I found the missing german shepherd (reported this morning) in my backyard. During the night, scared by neighborhood fireworks, he jumped his own 4-foot fence, travelled 2 blocks, and jumped my 4-foot fence. His person has since collected him, thanks to WSB’s pet page. People, when there are fireworks expected, PLEASE bring your pets indoors. Even the big guys get frightened.

  • miws January 1, 2009 (4:07 pm)

    Good on ya for reuniting Shotzi with his owner, Elisabeth! :)



  • JH January 1, 2009 (6:03 pm)

    You can have goats in WS?

  • Maria January 1, 2009 (7:28 pm)

    I saw a ten speed silver bike which might fit this desciption (couldn’t read everything in the dark) leaning against a tree on the NE corner of 32nd and Elmgrove. 1/1/9 about 7:15pm

  • JanS January 1, 2009 (9:39 pm)

    JH…my daughter saw a goat tied up at the east entrance at Safeway on Monday morning…where dogs are usually tied up….and, as she explained, making “goaty” noises – lol…don’t know if this lost one is the same one or not.

  • JH January 1, 2009 (11:11 pm)

    At least they didn’t take the goat into Safeway! I remember that thread awhile back…ha!

  • DP January 1, 2009 (11:54 pm)

    Many thanks to Maria – the bike she saw was mine! Now collected and happily home. Again, my kindest regards to fine westside people like Maria and major kudos to WSB. Happy new year – I know mine has started on a hopeful note!

  • WSB January 2, 2009 (12:02 am)

    SO glad to hear it. Yay for happy reunions (most of the recent lost/found dog reports are closed cases now too) – TR

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