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June 23, 2019 - 10:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, animal rescue, pet rescue, lost pets.


A big bull-mastiff-type dog named "Giovanni" is missing. He became lost this afternoon in the vicinity of Liberty and South Jackson streets in the City of Batavia.

The owner, devoted reader Bernie Thompson, emplores citizens -- "DO NOT CHASE." We're guessing that to do so with this large, hunky charcoal-brindle-coated canine would be to risk possible injury, if not, daresay, worse.

He is most assuredly male, neutered, and microchipped. Giovanni was last seen wearing a robin's-egg-blue collar and leash.

If found, or if you have information about him, call 813-3087.

His left front paw, curiously, has two middle toes that have white tips. And he has a small white patch on his stout chest.

UPDATE June 24: This morning owner Bernie Thompson reported Giovanni is home safe and sound!

May 23, 2019 - 6:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, lost pets, news, lost bird, notify, batavia.

This colorful cutie landed on the person of reader Karen Laney while she was outside gardening today.

She lives on State Street Road in Batavia. Laney said the friendly avian is "very obviously a hand-raised bird."

She would very much like to find the owner of this affectionate pet and hopes the owner will contact her via email and make arrangements to reunite with it.

Her email is [email protected]

UPDATE 12:04 p.m., Friday, May 24: Karen Laney, whom the bird landed on, sent us this good news a minute ago: "A person who knew the owner saw the post about the bird in the Batavian and bird and owner have been reunited! Thanks so much for getting the word out!" You are welcome. We are glad!

May 4, 2018 - 2:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, lost pets, animal rescue.

Reader James P. Bradman sent us a photo of this female dog found running around West Main Street in Batavia near Settler's restaurant. "Apparently there was another small white dog with her that we were unable to find," he says.

An animal control officer has taken this one with the jaunty pistachio-colored bandana kerchief to the shelter. The shelter's phone number is 343-6410.

October 21, 2017 - 8:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, animal rescue, lost pets, Announcements.

This beautiful, unique looking feline decided a couple of weeks ago to take up residence under Jim Schmitt's garden shed.

Schmitt lives in the area of Bank and Ross streets in the City of Batavia. He has two cats already and can't keep this foundling.

He writes "As you can seen he (she?) is very beautiful and most likely not just a stray. He looks to be part Siamese and has blue eyes and four white 'boots.' "

If you are the owner or know who is, please contact Jim at 343-5707.

Photo courtesy of Jim Schmitt.

October 18, 2017 - 4:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in oak field, lost pets, animal rescue, news.

Our reader Brett Porter emailed this photo to us a few minutes ago saying, "Found this fellow at 6 Church St. in Oakfield."

If this is your dog or you know how to help him get home, email Brett at   [email protected]

UPDATE 4:46 p.m.: Found! Claimed by owner. Case closed.

September 20, 2017 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in lost pets, batavia, news.


Kristen Fluet hopes readers of The Batavian can find her missing dog, "Coco."

She's a blond chihuahua mix with longer hair.

Coco is wearing a pink collar with white polka dots.

She was lost last night, but has been seen twice today on Ross Street (near Bank).

"She's very skittish, so don't chase her."

Call Jen at 585-781-0198.

The family "is just heartbroken," pining for their tiny doe-eyed minx.

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Coco is home safe.



July 10, 2017 - 2:32pm

This intact (unneutered) male beagle was found July 8 on Wortendyke Road in the vicinity of Bontrager's Auction, Town of Batavia. He was taken to the Genesee County Animal Shelter and a worker confirmed this afternoon that he's still there, waiting for his owner(s) to claim him.

If you can help reunite this friendly boy with his family, please contact the shelter at 343-6410 or email the volunteers who help out there at:  [email protected]

The shelter is located at 3841 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

(Photo provided by Russ Marchese, owner of Beds N Bones Pet Lodge.)

June 4, 2017 - 5:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in lost pets, animal rescue, batavia news.

This little black and white cutie was found wandering on Jackson Street in the city this afternoon and is now en route to the county animal shelter.

He doesn't have tags. We don't know if he's a French bulldog or a pug.

May 3, 2017 - 2:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, news, lost pets, animal rescue.

"These two Great Danes are lost and hanging out in Alexander on Gillate (Road) next to the steam show grounds," according to reader Michele Czekala, who contacted us late this morning.

UPDATE 7:48 p.m.: About 15 minutes ago, an animal control officer was dispatched to 10273 Gillate Road in Alexander to pick up two loose, but friendly Great Danes from the yard. They will be taken to the Genesee County Animal Shelter so their owner(s), hopefully, can retrieve them.

December 29, 2016 - 3:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in lost pets, pets, animals, batavia, news.


Russ Marchese took this cat to the Animal Shelter after finding it near the railroad tracks on Wortendyke Road, Batavia.

October 30, 2016 - 6:06pm

FOUND: A neutured, declawed senior cat "in not that great shape" that is 99.5-percent black -- he sports a few white hairs on his belly. No collar or microchip.

"He's an old guy; his eyes are watery. He's in pretty rough shape," says Wendy, who is spreading the news of the "Old Tom" in hopes that maybe he somehow got out of his home and his owner is looking for him.

Old Tom was found at a stranger's residence on South Main Street near River Street in Batavia on Friday and was taken to the Genesee County Animal Shelter. A volunteer promises to send us a photo of him tomorrow to post with this announcement.

If his family is not found, maybe a senior would like another senior to bond with and will adopt him, n'est-ce pas

If you can help, please call 343-6410.

UPDATE Monday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.: So, it turns out, this is "Fatty," and Fatty is 17 years old, has always been an indoor/outdoor cat, and belongs to Mark Fanara. Mark will go to the shelter tomorrow at 1 p.m. to reunite with Fatty.

October 14, 2016 - 3:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in lost pets, animal rescue, Stafford, news.

A large, pure white, neutered male German shepherd was found wandering around this morning at 6289 Westacott Road, Stafford. He is reportedly "good natured."

If you own this dog, know him or can help, please contact Reggie at (585) 721-4180.

October 13, 2016 - 2:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in lost pets, animal rescue, batavia.

Is your BFF missing?

Brian Kemp, of the Batavia business T-Shirts Etc., wrote to us about this black and white cutie:

"We found a very friendly dog wandering around on Jackson Street. ... We have it here at our shop. He has no tags on him."

The shop is located at 37 Center St. Phone is 345-1993. 

At 3:37 p.m., we received this email:

The dog has been picked up by his mommy. Thank you so much for your help!

Have a great day!


June 16, 2016 - 12:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, lost pets, news.

Yesterday morning one of Meghan Tiede's kids accidentally let out one of their indoor cats, "Tiger."

"She is a very special cat to our family and she hasn't returned home. We are all pretty upset and miss her very much," Tiede writes in an e-mail.

Tiger was last seen on June 15th at about 8 a.m. in Seven Springs Country Club on Seven Springs Road in Batavia. The family lives close to Route 5. Attached is a photo of her. I'm hoping someone may have contacted you about a cat that was found.

If you see Tiger, e-mail Tiede at:   [email protected] or call her cell phone at (716) 560-3427.

UPDATED 11 a.m.: Friday, June 24: Meghan just wrote to us, saying: "I just wanted to give you an update about our missing cat Tiger. She was returned to us last night. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out that she was missing. We are so greatful for all your help and for the readers help in finding her. We truly missed her and are very happy she returned home."
Thank you

May 23, 2016 - 12:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, lost pets, Oakfield, news.

Submitted photo of little lost Akira. 

This is a photo of "Akira," a small Japanese breed of hunting dog called shibu inu. She disappearred from her home on Albion Road in Oakfield on Saturday. The family and especially the grandchildren are heartbroken.

Due to skin allergies, she was not wearing a collar at the time she disappeared.

Her loved ones say she resembles a fox in size and appearance. Sometimes the shibu inu is translated as "little brushwood dog." Adult females typically weigh about 18 pounds. It is an agile, independent breed. The Japanese breed standard says it exhibits: "A spirited boldness, a good nature, and an unaffected forthrightness, which together yield dignity and natural beauty."

In the photo above, Akira is waiting patiently for her master to get in the car and take her on an adventure -- traveling anyplace in the car is an adventure. Here she's thinking "C'mon, what's the hold up? I can't believe you can't find your sunglasses. You just had them on your head two minutes ago. ARGH! People!"

Anyone with information is asked to call Matt at (585) 704-9400.

January 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in lost pets, pets, animals, batavia.


The employees at Castilone Chrysler Dodge and Jeep took in these two handsome canines they found wandering and lost near the dealership.

"They are both very nice and want to go home," Sara Stockwell said.

She's hoping the owner will claim the dogs by 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: The owner has picked up the dogs.

September 2, 2015 - 9:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, lost pets, batavia.


This orange tabby kept trying to get into the MedTech Center on R. Steven Hawley Drive (across from GCC) this morning. Workers there think it's a house cat who is lost. It's being kept at the nursing office. Call (585) 343-0055, ext. 6355.

December 4, 2014 - 10:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, alexander, pets, lost pets.

Phoenix is missing somewhere in the Brookville and Hunn roads area of Alexander. She was last seen at home about 5:30 p.m. but got out of the house somehow.

She is sick. She has breast cancer and it is spreading to her lungs. She needs medication daily.

Phoenix is 9 years old, an English setter that is black and white. She is very friendly.

If found, contact Edna at (585) 813-2997.

November 16, 2014 - 3:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, lost pets.

Here's an APB from reader Marilyn Dickinson:

This cute kitten was found at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Pearl Street neighborhood directly across from Williams Park. It was scared and hungry. Neighbors said they first saw the kitten a few days before.

She is totally jet black with no markings (a Bombay perhaps?) and looks to be 6 to 8 months old. She is wearing a studded collar with pink bell and a flea collar. Extremely friendly, likes being indoors, and continues to purr, purr, purr.

I called the animal shelter to learn if an owner called asking about it but no one had. We will be taking the kitten to the shelter when they have room.

If you're the owner or you know who is, please call Marilyn Dickinson 585-356-9398 (cell) ASAP.

UPDATE Nov. 20: From Marilyn Dickinson on Nov. 18: "Thanks to those who shared my post on FB and to The Batavian <https://www.facebook.com/thebatavian> for the APB on the kitten. I received a call from the owner a few minutes ago who saw the pic on The Batavian. I returned 'Patches,' along with the supplies and food we purchased, to the family who lost her last weekend. The kitten crossed Main Street traffic..perhaps her name should be "Lucky!" They were grateful and the children so happy to get her back home...before my husband kept her - awww!

October 24, 2014 - 12:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in lost pets.

An all-black, short-haired male cat has gone missing since Oct. 10 from Darien Lake Theme Park and Campground. It is neutered and microchipped and very much missed by his family and his BFF -- the family dog. He answers to "Phoenix" or "FeeFee."

There is a reward if found. Please call Kathy at 716-472-8968.

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