Deaf Cat Lost, then Found via Twitter

March 18, 2012 |

Deaf Cat found via Twitter

When a deaf white cat, Turkish, disappeared from his home north of London last week, his guardian, Jenny contacted her neighbor, Robyn Pierce, a social media maven, for help finding him

Pierce knew there were a lot of tweeters within the N16 postal code (hashtag N16), so she sent out a tweet to them and to the Cats Protection League.

Shortly after tweeting, she found a post by a Tweeter saying their friend had found a white cat just three streets away from Turkish’s home and had been looking after him.

A few hours later, Turkish was back home.

Pierce said that social media sites like Twitter can be powerful communications tools in local communities.

“I wasn’t surprised that we found him because I am completely convinced about the power of Twitter as a community tool for information,” she said.

“Now I can use the tale of Turkish to explain Twitter to people who don’t understand it,” she added.

Turkish is recuperating from his oreal at Jenny’s parents’ home in the country and was not available for comment.

 
 
 

 

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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. 78ruger says:

    This is a great cat story with a very happy ending! I like happy endings! BOL!

  2. LOKi and Bean says:

    Welcome home, Turkish. Whut a grate story!