For my family, finding Lisa was invaluable. We love our Simba and he, like our children completes our family unit; when one is missing a part of who we are as a family goes missing. Once again, we are now a complete family!
If you share the same philosophy of family as we do about your lost loved one, I recommend without hesitation contacting Lisa Willems of Feline Finders. Every minute is significant to their health and well-being and I do not believe we would have our Simba home in good health after 23 days if it were not for her wealth of knowledge. Very few are truly willing to help, many expect to be paid and ask for additional funds each time you reach out for their help. Lisa communicated with me daily at NO additional costs, she is not desensitized by what she has done successfully for over 15 years, each of her clients and their grieving situation matters!!
I came into contact with Lisa on Thursday, February 23rd after Simba had been missing for 17 days. Coincidentally, I had an image of him near the property that same evening around 1 am. By this time I have done countless weeks of research, own every e-book available, and have read them cover to cover countless times. The farthest I have ever researched an indoor-only cat venturing was a ¼ mile.
Speaking with Lisa daily after no additional sightings and almost a week since proof of life, I quote her as saying “something is not right!” She asked that we look at the address again and wanted additional information about a restaurant that was well outside the ¼ mile radius and two streets away from our residence. For a “cautious” cat I was very skeptical of the possibility he would be found near this location. Once again I visited this restaurant, asked the list of questions she provided, and walked the ground of the property as suggested. She concluded that we must immediately bait the area with cameras and turn our attention to this location. Again, I was skeptical…
That same day, baiting traps around 7:30pm my wife got a call from the restaurant stating they found Simba! He was in their basement cold cellar and had been since the previous weekend unable to escape. It is rare they visit this part of their restaurant but decided to do so after I once again stopped in and told them the concern Lisa had regarding their location.
I believe Simba was seen on camera 2/23 made his way to the restaurant over a ½ mile away just as Lisa said he would and became trapped sometime over the weekend. He went from 10.5 lbs. to 7lbs. was dehydrated and missing every nail down to the quick of his paws from attempting to dig his way out. I will not share the image because every time I see how close I was to losing him… If Lisa did not focus our attention on that location… If I had not listened and trusted her judgment… he would still be trapped or maybe worse as I will not speculate.
All I know is our Simba is now home, his vitals tested normal by our veterinarian, he is on a full recovery… Thank you so much Lisa for everything… Our family APPRECIATES you!