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Avon Cat Rescue Summer Newsletter 2016


Now in our 52nd year.  Registered charity number 1162192


Dear Friends,

We have been as busy as ever since the Spring.  Homing went a bit slow which held up our waiting list, but we still managed to take in quite a few cats (See Cats for Homing) and keep up the neutering and vaccination.

More heart-warming stories – Bobby was lucky at last and was chosen after 8 months with us.  I hear he is being quite well behaved!

Boris, the black tom left in a basket outside our gate in February 2015, and on daily thyroid tablets, was chosen by a lovely family and is so happy.  He immediately made friends with their dog and we have photos of him lying happily by a Golden Retriever.  He must have lived with a dog before in a previous home.  Such a happy ending.

We have also found happy homes for many other cats, including Bagherra and Lily and Jack from the last newsletter.

Catt & Tabby, age 12 and 9 were chosen at our Spring Bazaar.  A couple noticed that people were passing them by because of their ages and said they would like to take then home.  They did and both cats are very happy.

Churchill, a young tom brought in with Cerabellum Hyperplasia, has been chosen by a couple who wanted to help a cat with problems.

We still have some elderly and some difficult cats waiting for new homes.  We have a lovely 12 year old brother and sister, Roger and Mollie, who would like to be in a home,  and some challenging cats, like Diego a handsome tabby who likes attacking legs.  Leeroy is an adorable young fluffy black tom who is FIV, which means he needs an indoor home or a secure garden where he won’t meet other cats.

For more:  See Cats for Homing.

We have lost some of our pensioners over the winter – always sad, although they were elderly like Jenny and Beatrice.

We are hoping to move some of our pensioners in together, once some of our pens have been updated and make use of the space for some of our newer pensioners.  

A project for the summer.

Meanwhile we are so grateful to everyone who helps us – volunteers who feed and clean, fund-raisers and people who donate food, bedding, kitchen rolls, cat toys.  We couldn’t manage without you!


Looking forward to meeting more caring cat lovers this summer.

Or some kind owners who may have room for a more challenging pet, like Diego.

Or perhaps someone who would like to help run a stall at our event.

Do get in touch!  

         Rosemary Spicer    

CATS FOR Homing see our homing page



Avon Cat Rescue, The Barn House, Chapel Street, Welford-on-Avon  CV37  8PX  

01789 750 235:  enquiries@avoncatrescue.org:  www.avoncatrescue.org

From Helen Hall   24 Hanson Avenue, Shipston on Stour Warks CV36 4HL

mgth.hall@btinternet.com

  Welcome to our Summer Newsletter.


   A big thank you to all who helped/supported us at the Jumble Sale in February where we raised £871.59 in the space of 90 minutes. Also thank you for the help and support you gave the Rescue for the Spring Bazaar in April. This was a day of two halves. In the morning we got soaked getting everything ready but by the afternoon it was glorious sunshine and we ‘steam’ dried.

   There were fewer people than usual but those who did come spent well and we raised, with donations, a magnificent £2,159.73.

   Donations do make a difference as the donations for the Spring Bazaar came to £442.50 so please, if you cannot come to our Summer Bazaar and can send a donation we would love to hear from you.


 Our Finances

  Usually we report out income and expenditure to you in the Spring newsletter. The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that we did not do so this year. The reason is that since becoming a registered charity, our accounts are, by law, far more complex and consequently take much longer to finalise. The 2015 accounts are, in fact, not due to be reported until October 2016. However, we have almost completed them and are able to report to you that our income from fundraising was just over £50,000 and our expenditure just over £72,000. As you can see, we are, once again, relying heavily on legacies to make up the shortfall.


   In the six months since registration on 15th June 2015, we have claimed £1,513 in Gift Aid. Our thanks to all the rescue supporters who have signed a Gift Aid declaration. We appreciate that many would like to do so but are unable to.


   As a reminder, just one person should sign the Gift Aid declaration – that is the person who will be making the donations and who pays income tax in the UK. If a couple wishes to sign up and if each person is a UK taxpayer, each person needs to complete a form.


   Should your circumstances change and you are no longer in a position to gift aid, please let us know. Thank you.

This financial report is from Gina to whom we are indebted  for all her help in getting us up and running as a charity.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: - Help needed with events.


   As many of you know I have been struggling over the past few years with walking. The last 18 months have been particularly bad and I am having my first knee replacement shortly. This means I will be out of action for possibly 3 months.


   As already seen, our fund raising events and donations throughout the year do not cover our expenses so it is important that we do not miss any of them. This brings me to a very serious problem over the summer.

 There are several events we attend that require 2 people. Rosemary needs help at the following events:-

Sunday June 11th at ALCESTER – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


Sunday June 19th at SNITTERFIELD – leaving the Rescue at 9.30.


Sunday August 21st  at CRAMAR (Hopwood, Birmingham) – leaving the Rescue at 9 am.


Monday August 29th at ILMINGTON – leaving the Rescue at 10.30 am.


Sunday September 4th at the FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Middle Littleton) – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


   Does anyone live near any of these events and would help for the duration or go to the Rescue and travel with Rosemary? It is impossible for Rosemary to do any of these on her own. Putting up and taking down a gazebo needs 2 people.


   Before Rosemary leaves for an event she will have spent up to 2 hours feeding and cleaning – normally I would have gone in early to help.

   I would feel much happier if I knew Rosemary has help she needs. If you are able to help with any of these events please get in touch with her on 01789 750235 asap.


Christmas cards and 2017 calendar

Christmas cards

   

So far I have only had one Christmas card design. It was given to me at our Spring Bazaar and for the life of me I cannot remember who it was. Please ring me if it was you?! (01608 662553).


Has anyone else done a card that they haven’t sent yet? If so, please get it to me asap. Last year we sold a lot of cards – possibly because we had a good selection.


Calendar


   As of writing this newsletter I have almost a full calendar. I am still waiting on one but hopefully this will come in shortly. I am intending to do the calendar after my operation and will hopefully have them ready for our Summer Bazaar.


HELP!   HELP!   HELP!


It is unlikely I will be at the Summer Bazaar so I really need to know as many of you as possible will help Rosemary.

I usually arrive at 8 am to help with feeding and cleaning; then onto putting up the gazebos and notices, setting up stalls, selling and clearing away – in all about 10 hours  to cover. If you are able to help with any or all of the time – many hands really do make light work?        PLEASE will you let Rosemary know in good time if you can give her some help.  


Small change bucket


     Many years ago I asked our supporters to save their small change for us and to bring it to one of our events. This has grown into a very useful contribution to our funds and generally the money is not missed by individuals.                                     


  So far this year we have collected £212.35 which is a good start but there is a long way to go to get anywhere near last year’s total of £1,201.22p.


Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep saving please.


Sponsorship


   Many of you already sponsor one or more of our permanent cats known as our ‘pensioners’. If you are not already sponsoring a cat perhaps you would consider doing so. It costs £20 a year per cat and in return you will receive a sponsorship certificate on the front of which is a photo of your chosen cat. Also, if you are not already in receipt of our newsletter, you will be added to our list.



From Helen Hall   24 Hanson Avenue, Shipston on Stour Warks CV36 4HL

mgth.hall@btinternet.com

  Welcome to our Summer Newsletter.


   A big thank you to all who helped/supported us at the Jumble Sale in February where we raised £871.59 in the space of 90 minutes. Also thank you for the help and support you gave the Rescue for the Spring Bazaar in April. This was a day of two halves. In the morning we got soaked getting everything ready but by the afternoon it was glorious sunshine and we ‘steam’ dried.

   There were fewer people than usual but those who did come spent well and we raised, with donations, a magnificent £2,159.73.

   Donations do make a difference as the donations for the Spring Bazaar came to £442.50 so please, if you cannot come to our Summer Bazaar and can send a donation we would love to hear from you.


 Our Finances

  Usually we report out income and expenditure to you in the Spring newsletter. The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that we did not do so this year. The reason is that since becoming a registered charity, our accounts are, by law, far more complex and consequently take much longer to finalise. The 2015 accounts are, in fact, not due to be reported until October 2016. However, we have almost completed them and are able to report to you that our income from fundraising was just over £50,000 and our expenditure just over £72,000. As you can see, we are, once again, relying heavily on legacies to make up the shortfall.


   In the six months since registration on 15th June 2015, we have claimed £1,513 in Gift Aid. Our thanks to all the rescue supporters who have signed a Gift Aid declaration. We appreciate that many would like to do so but are unable to.


   As a reminder, just one person should sign the Gift Aid declaration – that is the person who will be making the donations and who pays income tax in the UK. If a couple wishes to sign up and if each person is a UK taxpayer, each person needs to complete a form.


   Should your circumstances change and you are no longer in a position to gift aid, please let us know. Thank you.

This financial report is from Gina to whom we are indebted  for all her help in getting us up and running as a charity.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: - Help needed with events.


   As many of you know I have been struggling over the past few years with walking. The last 18 months have been particularly bad and I am having my first knee replacement shortly. This means I will be out of action for possibly 3 months.


   As already seen, our fund raising events and donations throughout the year do not cover our expenses so it is important that we do not miss any of them. This brings me to a very serious problem over the summer.

 There are several events we attend that require 2 people. Rosemary needs help at the following events:-

Sunday June 11th at ALCESTER – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


Sunday June 19th at SNITTERFIELD – leaving the Rescue at 9.30.


Sunday August 21st  at CRAMAR (Hopwood, Birmingham) – leaving the Rescue at 9 am.


Monday August 29th at ILMINGTON – leaving the Rescue at 10.30 am.


Sunday September 4th at the FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Middle Littleton) – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


   Does anyone live near any of these events and would help for the duration or go to the Rescue and travel with Rosemary? It is impossible for Rosemary to do any of these on her own. Putting up and taking down a gazebo needs 2 people.


   Before Rosemary leaves for an event she will have spent up to 2 hours feeding and cleaning – normally I would have gone in early to help.

   I would feel much happier if I knew Rosemary has help she needs. If you are able to help with any of these events please get in touch with her on 01789 750235 asap.


Christmas cards and 2017 calendar

Christmas cards

   

So far I have only had one Christmas card design. It was given to me at our Spring Bazaar and for the life of me I cannot remember who it was. Please ring me if it was you?! (01608 662553).


Has anyone else done a card that they haven’t sent yet? If so, please get it to me asap. Last year we sold a lot of cards – possibly because we had a good selection.


Calendar


   As of writing this newsletter I have almost a full calendar. I am still waiting on one but hopefully this will come in shortly. I am intending to do the calendar after my operation and will hopefully have them ready for our Summer Bazaar.


HELP!   HELP!   HELP!


It is unlikely I will be at the Summer Bazaar so I really need to know as many of you as possible will help Rosemary.

I usually arrive at 8 am to help with feeding and cleaning; then onto putting up the gazebos and notices, setting up stalls, selling and clearing away – in all about 10 hours  to cover. If you are able to help with any or all of the time – many hands really do make light work?        PLEASE will you let Rosemary know in good time if you can give her some help.  


Small change bucket


     Many years ago I asked our supporters to save their small change for us and to bring it to one of our events. This has grown into a very useful contribution to our funds and generally the money is not missed by individuals.                                     


  So far this year we have collected £212.35 which is a good start but there is a long way to go to get anywhere near last year’s total of £1,201.22p.


Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep saving please.


Sponsorship


   Many of you already sponsor one or more of our permanent cats known as our ‘pensioners’. If you are not already sponsoring a cat perhaps you would consider doing so. It costs £20 a year per cat and in return you will receive a sponsorship certificate on the front of which is a photo of your chosen cat. Also, if you are not already in receipt of our newsletter, you will be added to our list.







tFrom Helen Hall   24 Hanson Avenue, Shipston on Stour Warks CV36 4HL

mgth.hall@btinternet.com

  Welcome to our Summer Newsletter.


   A big thank you to all who helped/supported us at the Jumble Sale in February where we raised £871.59 in the space of 90 minutes. Also thank you for the help and support you gave the Rescue for the Spring Bazaar in April. This was a day of two halves. In the morning we got soaked getting everything ready but by the afternoon it was glorious sunshine and we ‘steam’ dried.

   There were fewer people than usual but those who did come spent well and we raised, with donations, a magnificent £2,159.73.

   Donations do make a difference as the donations for the Spring Bazaar came to £442.50 so please, if you cannot come to our Summer Bazaar and can send a donation we would love to hear from you.


 Our Finances

  Usually we report out income and expenditure to you in the Spring newsletter. The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that we did not do so this year. The reason is that since becoming a registered charity, our accounts are, by law, far more complex and consequently take much longer to finalise. The 2015 accounts are, in fact, not due to be reported until October 2016. However, we have almost completed them and are able to report to you that our income from fundraising was just over £50,000 and our expenditure just over £72,000. As you can see, we are, once again, relying heavily on legacies to make up the shortfall.


   In the six months since registration on 15th June 2015, we have claimed £1,513 in Gift Aid. Our thanks to all the rescue supporters who have signed a Gift Aid declaration. We appreciate that many would like to do so but are unable to.


   As a reminder, just one person should sign the Gift Aid declaration – that is the person who will be making the donations and who pays income tax in the UK. If a couple wishes to sign up and if each person is a UK taxpayer, each person needs to complete a form.


   Should your circumstances change and you are no longer in a position to gift aid, please let us know. Thank you.

This financial report is from Gina to whom we are indebted  for all her help in getting us up and running as a charity.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: - Help needed with events.


   As many of you know I have been struggling over the past few years with walking. The last 18 months have been particularly bad and I am having my first knee replacement shortly. This means I will be out of action for possibly 3 months.


   As already seen, our fund raising events and donations throughout the year do not cover our expenses so it is important that we do not miss any of them. This brings me to a very serious problem over the summer.

 There are several events we attend that require 2 people. Rosemary needs help at the following events:-

Sunday June 11th at ALCESTER – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


Sunday June 19th at SNITTERFIELD – leaving the Rescue at 9.30.


Sunday August 21st  at CRAMAR (Hopwood, Birmingham) – leaving the Rescue at 9 am.


Monday August 29th at ILMINGTON – leaving the Rescue at 10.30 am.


Sunday September 4th at the FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY (Middle Littleton) – leaving the Rescue at 11 am.


   Does anyone live near any of these events and would help for the duration or go to the Rescue and travel with Rosemary? It is impossible for Rosemary to do any of these on her own. Putting up and taking down a gazebo needs 2 people.


   Before Rosemary leaves for an event she will have spent up to 2 hours feeding and cleaning – normally I would have gone in early to help.

   I would feel much happier if I knew Rosemary has help she needs. If you are able to help with any of these events please get in touch with her on 01789 750235 asap.


Christmas cards and 2017 calendar

Christmas cards

   

So far I have only had one Christmas card design. It was given to me at our Spring Bazaar and for the life of me I cannot remember who it was. Please ring me if it was you?! (01608 662553).


Has anyone else done a card that they haven’t sent yet? If so, please get it to me asap. Last year we sold a lot of cards – possibly because we had a good selection.


Calendar


   As of writing this newsletter I have almost a full calendar. I am still waiting on one but hopefully this will come in shortly. I am intending to do the calendar after my operation and will hopefully have them ready for our Summer Bazaar.


HELP!   HELP!   HELP!


It is unlikely I will be at the Summer Bazaar so I really need to know as many of you as possible will help Rosemary.

I usually arrive at 8 am to help with feeding and cleaning; then onto putting up the gazebos and notices, setting up stalls, selling and clearing away – in all about 10 hours  to cover. If you are able to help with any or all of the time – many hands really do make light work?        PLEASE will you let Rosemary know in good time if you can give her some help.  


Small change bucket


     Many years ago I asked our supporters to save their small change for us and to bring it to one of our events. This has grown into a very useful contribution to our funds and generally the money is not missed by individuals.                                     


  So far this year we have collected £212.35 which is a good start but there is a long way to go to get anywhere near last year’s total of £1,201.22p.


Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep saving please.


Sponsorship


   Many of you already sponsor one or more of our permanent cats known as our ‘pensioners’. If you are not already sponsoring a cat perhaps you would consider doing so. It costs £20 a year per cat and in return you will receive a sponsorship certificate on the front of which is a photo of your chosen cat. Also, if you are not already in receipt of our newsletter, you will be added to our list.



Spot and Stripe (white males)        Smudge (bl/wh male)                Blanco (white male)

 Entee (tabby male  )Lennie (black male)  Suzie (bl/wh female) Lulu (black female)


   If you can help us in this way, please send your name and address with a cheque (made out to Avon Cat Rescue) to me at my home address. I will deal with them when I come out of hospital.


Other ways you can help




Receive your newsletter by email.


If you are a UK taxpayer, would you consider ‘gift aiding’ your donation.


Donate cat food (particularly pouches), kitchen rolls and black sacks.


2 of our supporters are making items to sell. Do you have any cushion pads, sewing items (cottons, felt, ribbon etc.) or craft pattern books? If so, please bring them to the Summer Bazaar and give them to Gina.


Buy one of our new design tea towels, seen here on the right,

featuring Spot, Entee, Toby and Tina.

 They cost £3.60.

A big thank you to Janet Froud for designing and drawing these lovely pictures.


URGENT


Last but by no means least we are in desperate need of volunteers to help feed and clean at the Rescue at the weekend, especially on Sunday. Once a month, fortnightly or weekly. PLEASE – if you can help us get in touch with Rosemary at the Rescue.

Please for the period of 2/3 months, whilst I am out of action, I would appreciate people not leaving things for the rescue in my porch.  Thank you.



Cat Stories



Bobby aged 4 (formerly Andy)




   My name is Bobby, I am mostly white with a black tail and some black patches and I weigh 9lbs. I live in a nice house with my missus and she is very kind and loving to me and I really love her too. I am an indoor cat and am perfectly happy. My missus keeps a knee rug for me for when I sit on her lap and she seems very content when I stay with her – sometimes we both fall asleep!  I have only upset her once and that was when she had put out a plastic bag of mince to defrost and went out. I managed to break into the bag and hauled it to the floor and enjoyed an early supper! She was very angry with me when she got back and shut me in my sleeping quarters saying, “No supper for you Bobby!” Well of course I didn’t mind as I had already had an early supper! We were the best of friends again next morning as she realised that it was her fault for leaving temptation in my way. She has not made the same mistake since (pity!).

   We play a lot together and I like to chase about the house and hide then dash out and run away. We also play with a lovely long piece of string which my missus keeps hidden behind a cushion on her chair. I know when she is ready to play with me as there is a ball with a rattle in it tied to one end of the string and so I enjoy jumping up and running around to catch the end of the string. I also enjoy a cloth mouse which my missus tosses about for me and which I then toss in the air myself.

   So all in all life is good and I thank Rosemary for finding me such a good home.


Pia and Scamp (tabby brothers)


Scamp, the large one, settled in fairly quickly  once we managed to extract them both from behind the washing machine! He now strolls around his domain with plenty of confidence. He likes affection and enjoys ‘playtime’ with his own toys. His appetite can only be described as awesome. He eats every meal as if it is his last and is not at all fussy as to what he eats.

Pia, the smaller and much more nervous brother, has also settled in well but remains extremely cautious, particularly with Stephen. We assume that he must have had a bad experience with a man at his previous home. Pia also eats well but seems to have accepted that the meal he is eating is not his last. Pia is the ‘brighter’ of the two. He also plays with toys but is less enthusiastic than his brother; however, the trend is one of improvement.

   They have been inoculated and will soon be introduced to the garden. They are of course both independent as is the nature of cats but they do have moments when they play and sleep together. We think it is fair to say that both cats are happy and healthy. It is a pleasure to have them in our home.



Frosty


Frosty is doing great. He has been a massive comfort to us recently while going through a difficult period. We cannot imagine life without him now. He seems very content and is playful and affectionate. He has several toys which often go missing somehow, only for them to randomly reappear in the kitchen a few days or weeks later! Frosty is even learning new skills such as how to use his treat ball and reminding us to get up in the mornings. On the odd occasion he also enjoys watching wildlife programs or Cat TV on YouTube.



Delsa


   We adopted Delsa at Easter 2010 a year after our lovely Whiskers aged 15 was sadly run over. I am glad to say that after a slow start Delsa has become a loving and loyal cat following me around most of the day until she gives into naptime!

   She isn’t one to spend a lot of time outdoors especially if we are not in the garden but does enjoy a sniff around now. She had spent quite some months with you and seemed very nervous when we brought her home and would sometimes allow a stroke and then suddenly hit out or bite but we were just patient, building up a little contact slowly and it has paid off! Whereas we started with a chorus of ‘no, no’ at being brushed, she now lets us know when she wants a brush and we see the ‘enough’ signals now so no more scratches.

   She is a wonderful addition to our home and we are very grateful for all the care she had at your centre.

   My sister adopted ‘Tilly’ a couple of years ago  and was worried as she moved from Hodge Hill to Redditch a few months later but Tilly has settled into her new home and garden without any problems. Two success stories from your centre. Good luck with all future rehoming.


Kizzy (tortoiseshell)


From the moment Kitty (was Kizzy) arrived, she stepped out of her carrying case with confidence and inquisitiveness. After checking out the whole house, she seemed totally at home and has never looked back. She’s quite vocal, loves fuss, will sit on your lap but does like her own space. She isn’t over keen however on being picked up. We have found her very lively but entertaining,  after only ever previously taking on cats over 10/12 years old. The vet thinks she is between 3/5 years old, rather than 6 as you were told.

   She loves to sit and watch the guinea pigs and is a real sun worshipper. She doesn’t seem to mind being on her own, but we may get her a friend in the future. Don’t ever worry about her, she rules the house and knows exactly how to get anything she wants.




Kenny


   Kenny has settled in really well, has met all the neighbours and has even had a look round some of their houses!  He is playful and fun but also loves to snuggle up and have a cuddle on our laps. We think he likes us as he has already brought us our first gift (small dead mouse!) Kenny is really well house trained. We opened the cat flap after a week and after we had him micro chipped and also took away the litter tray and he is happy to go in and out when it suits.

   We had nearly 10 years with Boris our previous cat (also from Avon Cat Rescue) and were so sad when we had to have him put down. We still miss him but having Kenny has helped us to get over the empty feeling. Thank you ACR for a loving beautiful cat to join our family.




Bagheera


Bagheera is settling wonderfully; he is such a joy to have around. If he is not playing with his toys (or our limbs) he’s sleeping on our chest/feet/neck/stomach and we’ve nicknamed him Shadow as he is always following my partner and I around wanting to play more or to eat everything in sight. He is our morning alarm clock at 7 am for snuggles and kneads our chest if he’s not getting enough attention.

   His meow still hasn’t returned but he makes himself known by playing with our feet or jumping from the table to the sofa on to our heads. Generally he just makes us both laugh all of the time with his cheeky ways! We both just absolutely love him to bits and from the very first day he seemed completely comfortable with his new surroundings. Although sometimes startled, he’s very affectionate towards new people visiting and has even overcome his fear of men!



Oscar (A story to give hope to anyone whose cat has gone missing)


   Oscar has had a very adventurous life. He started out in Bidford where he went missing from home. His original name was Eric but he then came to ACR with a new name, Oscar, given him by the family that took him under their wing until there was a place at Welford for him. That’s where I came on the scene, adopted him, and took him to the vets where they found his chip telling us that he came from Bidford. The original owners wanted him back which was the first heartbreak but then they decided to let go – joy of joys.

   I wanted to impose curfews on a cat that had wanderlust in his soul but, to my grief, he roamed around for days on end. He went missing on 13th March 2015 – then I had a call from Feldon vets in Leamington Spa to say Oscar had been found alive and well  and was living on a farm not more than half a mile from home which was very good news to me. He had been living with this gentleman for quite some time and it was him who had taken Oscar for damage done by scrapping with another moggie.

   I paid him a visit two weeks ago and had a lovely cuddle. He looked very well, has filled out a bit and seems settled in his environment so I have decided to leave him there – it’s the best option for Oscar.  His new people have called him Tiger so he is now known as Mr Eric Oscar Tiger. He will be 3 on 13th March. I will send him a card and a big bag of Dreamies – little tinker. He will always be my Oscar, the little Bengal cross with a very spotty tummy.

   I hope this gives a bit of hope to others who have been in the same heart breaking situation as me – sometimes they do have a happy ending even if it’s not quite the outcome expected.

We have just heard of another cat, on our Missing page, who has been found alive and well after over 18 months.  Miracles do happen.