New Ballard resident offers $2,000 to find cat

Update: Nala has returned home after she went missing a week and a half ago. Here’s a note from Charlie Shin, who posted on the My Ballard Group about Nala a week ago:

“After a harrowing week and half…Nala just showed up last night and walked up to her mom in the back porch. I received a FaceTime call from Sonya and couldn’t believe my eyes. I think the last time I had tears was when I was 10.”

Shin thanks everyone for their help in looking for Nala. 

Original: We’ve seen a lot of lost pets over the years, but a new Ballard resident is pulling out all the stops to to find her missing cat — including offering a $2,000 reward.

On the same day she moved to Ballard, Sonya says her timid calico cat Nala escaped her home at 65th St. and 10th Ave. Since then, Sonya has been canvassing the area, putting up posters, visiting shelters, installing surveillance cameras and posting the news on just about every social media account and message board she and her friends can find.

Members of the My Ballard Group have kicked into gear as well, offering ideas, spreading the news and even helping put up posters around the neighborhood.

The cat escaped on July 21st, and Sonya believes she could be hiding nearby.

If you see Nala, here’s the number to call in this Facebook post.

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Janet
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Janet

I do hope she’s found soon.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

Poor kitty. I know I’d give anything to find a pet so I understand why she’s offering that much – it got the attention of this blog and now see how many more of us will be looking out for the puss. Thank you myBallard for posting this.

Gurn
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Gurn

Too bad even if I saw the cat I couldn’t get a hold of her, not all of us have Facebook.

Martin Cron
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Martin Cron

You can (obviously) post here. One of the 5,000 MyBallard Facebook members can forward the message along for you. :)

Jeff
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Jeff

2000 bucks? Just buy a new cat, and actually try to make a human connection.

Nouveau Riche
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Nouveau Riche

Peak “pet parents” when?

That’s a prize horse-level reward, not a barn cat reward.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

I can think of better things to do with 2K but it is her money and is harming no one so get over it.

Theresa Logan
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Theresa Logan

Gee, if you were missing wouldn’t ypur family pay to get you back, or maybe or not.

Theresa Logan
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Theresa Logan

And where do you keep your horse?

Olivia
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Olivia

Sonya, try to find your cat Nala around your old place you lived with your cat before moving to your new home. Very often cats make attempts to return to their old homes.

thomas
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thomas

exactly what a calico of my sister’s did. returned back to her former house 3 miles away–over and over again.

Olivia
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Olivia

Thomas, thank you. I am so happy Sonya’ s cat returned back to her mom’s new home.

BAM
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BAM

Probably got eaten by a homeless junkie or Elenchos.

Scott D.
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Scott D.

I have 2 wonderful cats. I couldn’t imagine 1 of them going missing. I hope that over the weekend your buddy was found? I will keep my eyes open west of 15th NW on 65th for you! Don’t do FB as it truly is the opiate of the masses.

Olivia
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Olivia

Scott, you are right!

Carolyn
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Carolyn

If the kitties old neighborhood is in the Seattle area, put posters up there too. Cats tend to go back to the familiar ‘hoods.

HenryVIII
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HenryVIII

Maybe someone should ask Wilderness Barbie if she has seen the Cat?

tutut
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tutut

Missing Pets is a common theme on NextDoor. Hoping Sonya has posted there, too.

Somewhat Good Guy Greg
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Somewhat Good Guy Greg

No way I could take $2000 from her if I found Nala. I could accept $200. $500 if she insisted.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

Now that’s a great comment.

Mrs. Slocombe
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Mrs. Slocombe

I’d ask for 3,000.

Mrs. Slocombe
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Mrs. Slocombe

That’s an expensive pu$$y.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

You can see mine through the mail slot!

Jedediah Festus
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Jedediah Festus

Lots of raccoons in lower Ballard and they love live food!

Mike R
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Mike R

I just found out my neighbor feeds the raccoons. Anyone know if I can do anything about it?

Nouveau Riche
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Nouveau Riche

Nope. Junkies, raccoons, coyotes, etc
Deluded hippies feed them and preach at everyone after ruining the neighborhood

Kip
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Kip

You could remind your neighbor that raccoons carry Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that is excreted in their urine and can get on neighborhood outdoor cats and dogs (which lick the urine) and humans – it causes flu-like symptoms. However, worse yet is Baylisascaris, a roundworm carried by raccoons that can survive in an infectious form in the soil for years – be aware of this if the raccoons have established a latrine in your yard. You have to ingest the eggs (more common with children) but if you do the worms can hatch out and move around the body causing tiredness, lack of coordination, loss of muscle control, blindness, and coma depending on where they end up. It would be best if: all cats were indoor cats (thus no outdoor cat food) and anyone who actively feeds raccoons is promulgating a public health risk.

Ballardbish
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Ballardbish

I hope she finds her beloved pet. My Ballard, can’t you just delete the hideous troll comments? Seriously.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

Who’s to say you aren’t the troll

Cat Lady
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Cat Lady

Nala isn’t a “pet”, she’s a baby. Cats are people. Get woke.

ANG FAIRMAN
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ANG FAIRMAN

Pray you find your cat, animals so helpless/cut out all the email drama and do something good for your life. You might feel different if was your cat! SAD IN TX

Cats Eat Birds
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Cats Eat Birds

The birds in my tree are missing. Anybody seen them?

My Cat Says
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My Cat Says

Burrrrrp!

My Coyote Says
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My Coyote Says

Cats taste great!

Thomas
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Thomas

Hopefully she’s spayed. If not, well, there’s the answer.

Kat Smith
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Kat Smith

don’t ever give up hope…back in 2010 my latest rescue dog (with severe people anxiety) broke her leash at NW 65th and 8th. She was missing until the 11th morning when a dog in Fremont alerted the owner to “something” hiding in bushes/hedge & she was reunited with her “big sister doggy” & myself later that day. MY BALLARD community went above & beyond for us, asking to print a more detailed story after seeing one of my “Lost Dog” posters around the area….then donated money directly to the vet on 8th & Leary (& the specialty surgery center she went to next) – sometime during those missing 11 days she’d been hit by a car & had a “long-term” dislocated rear hip (the longer it goes without treatment, the more dangerous it becomes (risk of death from blood clot(s) or other complications) & the more involved + costly the vet bills become. The My Ballard community donated directly to the vet/surgical center almost $5000 of the nearly $8000 of my baby-dog’s medical expenses after she was found….& I don’t know if we ever thanked you all for the outpouring of concern and assistance. The “old lady dog” of the… Read more »

GJo
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GJo

Did you ever find your lost cat? Please let us know if you do.