From the WSB Lost/Found Pets page: Rescuing tuxedo cat Sam

For 10 years, WSB has been home to the only all-West Seattle lost/found pets webpage. Once in a while, the story of a lost/found pet scampers out here to the news page. Like tonight, the story of Sam‘s rescue. Sam’s person Jackie e-mailed us this morning saying Sam was missing in Gatewood. Not long after we posted the listing, Jackie e-mailed again to say, “We just got a call from the post and we found him but he is way up a tree.” We mentioned Canopy Cat Rescue – perhaps remembering them from the story of Miep in 2016. Jackie contacted them, and they showed up just a few hours later:

We asked Jackie to send a photo if she could, since we were off-peninsula covering the basketball game. She sent both of these!

And she recapped, “Shaun from Canopy Cat Rescue climbed that big ole tree and rescued Sam! We are so thankful to CCR, the West Seattle Blog, and our amazing community!” (Re: that last reference, she said they heard from lots of people who wanted to help.) Canopy Cat Rescue, by the way, is a nonprofit run by arborists (who were on reality TV for a while!), and does accept donations.

14 Replies to "From the WSB Lost/Found Pets page: Rescuing tuxedo cat Sam"

  • waikikigirl February 25, 2018 (4:26 am)

    OMGoodness how in the world did Sam get so high up in that tree, that little dickens?!

       So glad there are people like CCR and so HAPPY Sam is home safe and sound.


  • Kris February 25, 2018 (5:52 am)

    I just love this story! And great pictures! I had no idea such a thing existed. 

  • anonyme February 25, 2018 (6:07 am)

    I’d like to know who Shaun works for as an arborist, so that I can hire him for tree work.  Anyone know?

  • Kalo February 25, 2018 (7:07 am)

    CCR is amazing! Thanks for sharing this story as it reminds me to re-up ona donation.

  • sc February 25, 2018 (7:33 am)

    My sister-in-law had a cat that looked like Tuxedo but the cats name was Upstairs (like an upstairs maid)!

  • Marianne February 25, 2018 (8:13 am)

    Thank you to the West Seattle Blog for providing the time and space for a lost and found pets section.  It helps to make our community a better place to live.  I also so appreciate the work of Canopy Cat Rescue.  I don’t believe there is another organization anywhere out there, that provides this service for cats and their people, for free!  Like Kalo, I will definitely make another donation to support their amazing work.  

  • kravitz February 25, 2018 (9:12 am)

    So grateful for people like Shaun, organizations like Cat Canopy Rescue, and the friends and neighbors in this hood that took the time out to care enough about a cat in need of a hand. That means so much in these days of otherwise horrible and bleak news. 

  • cjboffoli February 25, 2018 (9:47 am)

    What a great story!  Nice to know these good people are making their skills available to help our feline friends. Just made a donation.

  • Chris February 25, 2018 (9:54 am)

    This is so wonderful and great information to know.   We have been involved in rescues for a number of years and do remember the times of cats up trees.   Thank you so very much for this wonderful service.

  • Thistlemist February 25, 2018 (1:53 pm)

    Thank you for the update WSB! This post made my day – My sister and I talked with Sam’s owner while she was out looking for him – so glad he is home safe and sound.

  • ScubaFrog February 25, 2018 (5:31 pm)

    Another happy ending.  There are a lot of missing local animals posted on the Nextdoor app, I wish they’d post here.  I think we’d perhaps see even more happy endings.

    • WSB February 25, 2018 (5:40 pm)

      Can’t see or use that site as it’s walled – that’s the other benefit of posting here – it’s visible to all, peninsula-wide, no membership required. Anyway, if you ever do see a pet posted there (or someplace else) that’s not posted here, please message the person if you can and tell them to post here! I know some kind readers do that with some other sites like CL where pets turn up sometimees.- TR

  • Kersti Muul February 25, 2018 (8:16 pm)

    This warms my heart to no end.

  • bukwheatpancake February 26, 2018 (8:02 am)


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