What’s been done to #helpfindvinnie?!

Need to Do

  • Get on local news outlets
  • Follow up on video footage
  • Continue to walk & talk to people in neighborhoods where tips have come in
  • Replace vandalized or rain-damaged fliers
  • Blog about the updates
  • Update the Police on leads until an investigator is assigned
  • Contact the veterinarian providing services to the homeless

Also suggested/considering

  • Bloodhound service for several thousand an hour
  • Pet FBI/investigator services

Done

  • Notify Shelter: SF Animal Care & Control
  • Ask for video footage
  • File police report
  • Notify humane society: SPCA in SF
  • Post to neighborhood app/listserv: NextDoor app
  • Share with lost pet apps & Facebook pages: Pawboost
  • Post to Craigslist
  • Place fliers in neighborhood where stolen: from Caltrain to Rincon Hill
  • Ask for video footage from area businesses around where taken: Okta, Github, Property Management Company across the street.
  • Add color picture to report/review report with shelter
  • Updated microchip company on missing status: HomeAgain
  • Notify news outlets
  • Share with all area shelters & vets
  • Create public Facebook post/Page for sharing
  • Add fliers to popular areas where people congregate
    • In our case, this means the following areas so far:
      • South Beach, East Cut, SOMA, Transit Centers, FiDi, Tenderloin, North Beach, the Mission, Lower Haight, BART Station exits
  • Have a friend create website (thank you Daniel Peter!)
  • Post & boosted posts in Instagram (I need more help with this)
  • Ask for video footage
  • Put Vinnie’s blankets/bed outside so he can “home” himself by sniffing out his own pheromones
  • Post flier in Shelter: SF Animal Care & Control
  • Walk & talk to people in neighborhoods where tips have come in from
  • Ask for video footage, also posting to social media & friends of friends to email
  • Boosted post in Facebook
  • Ask for video footage from locations where Vinnie was possibly sighted
  • Provide fliers to local soup kitchens: St. Anthony’s & Glide in SF

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