I hope your network would be able to help be find our stray “Diamond Girl” that we were in the process of rescuing. Just when we were getting close to gaining her trust, I called the city to report that I saw a young raccoon on my property with a trap on its’ paw, and a few days later not only was the young raccoon gone, so were his 4 siblings, and our little Diamond Girl. The young raccoons always visited our property at dusk to see if Diamond Girl left anything for them to munch. She went missing around August 29th, from the Westminster Park area of Dollard Des Ormeaux.
This particular stray we named Diamond Girl, we believe she is a girl, but have not gotten close enough to be able to tell for sure. My husband and I have been trying to gain the trust of her for over a year, and were finally getting to the point where we should have been able to rescue her, she was approaching us when we held her food plate, instead of running to hide.
Diamond Girl had been living on our property for the last year, and to help her through winters (while we gained her trust) purchased a heated house for her. We were very close to gaining her trust, as she started approaching us, when all of a sudden after my call about the racoons disappeared and has not returned to her heated house, or for any food. I have searched the neighbourhood, and checked houses that were for sale in case she wandered in.
We have rescued over 15 cats since living in Dollard over 20 years, sometimes returning them to their original families who lost them, and in others providing them a loving home. I became very attached to this little one, and would so much like to return her to our home.