Thermal-imaging finds 'forgotten' cat in foreclosed Raymond house
March 01. 2014 7:50PM
RAYMOND — Police and fire officials used a thermal-imaging camera to find a pet cat that was accidentally left behind when the owner's home was foreclosed on.
The rescue effort started after the former property owner notified police that she had been unable to locate two of her cats when the foreclosure was done.
Volunteers and police officers searched the house but had not found the cats. But on Saturday, police said they found one of the missing cats hiding behind a bookcase. The animal "appeared fine" and will be returned to its owner, police said.
The second cat remained elusive.
Police reminded the public that the property is private and that police were doing "everything legally possible" to locate the animal. "Have a heart" traps have been set up inside and outdoors and there is food available inside the house, police said.