About this site

Mattie is a sweet little dog who disappeared after the car he was in was stolen in November 2006 from the University City Loop in St. Louis, Missouri. His owners, Tom & Alice Matthews from Michigan, were visiting St. Louis and were window shopping in the Loop at the time. The purpose of this web site is to get Mattie back home where he belongs. If you can volunteer to help find Mattie, or if you have any information, please e-mail whereintheworldismattie@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Volunteers (updated 3/11)

Here is the current list of volunteers, along with a rough list of what each volunteer focuses on. In addition to the information below, many of the volunteers post flyers throughout the area. Send an e-mail with updates, additions, or corrections.
  • Mary Anne -- Checks Florissant Animal Control and North County Animal Control.
  • Yvonne -- Coordinates on possible spottings.
  • Wendy
  • Kim -- Checks Macklind Humane Society.
  • Melissa -- Real-estate agent in the area.
  • Lisa -- Checks County Animal Control at Seven Hills, Florissant Animal Control, Animal Control on Hunter.
  • Kathy -- Checks the St. Charles Humane Society.
  • Tina
  • Kelly
  • Tom -- Maintains the web site.
  • Aswini -- New volunteer -- Welcome and thanks Aswini!!
  • Ginny & Robert
  • Carolyn -- Fields calls on possible sightings. Monitors the gmail account. Makes sure the shelters are being checked.
  • Marsha -- Checks Florissant Animal Control and North County Animal Control.
  • Tracy
  • Sharon
  • Vita -- Checks APA.
  • Deborah -- Coordinates on possible spottings. Donates services from her business.
  • Mary -- Checks Maryland Heights Humane Society, Animal Control on Hunter, APA.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Volunteer help on Saturday

Thanks to all of you who came out to help post flyers on Saturday -- Alice, Tom, Mary Anne, Tom, Kathy, Bob, Carolyn, Kelly, Bonnie, Melissa and her three cute daughters, Tom and Aswini (new volunteer). And thanks to Kelly for some nice, bright backing for some of the posters. Have to tell you that while I was posting one of them, a police officer pulled over and told me that they didn't allow flyers on their poles. I apologized and told him that it was a flyer for the "poor dog that was in a car that was stolen last November". He said "I remember the story. Tell you what, let me get out of here and when I'm gone, I won't see what you're doing and won't look at that pole when I come back by here. Just do what you need to do." With that, he took off and I madly went to work getting the tape to stick to that wood pole.

FOX-2 coverage of the search (Mar. 9)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Current efforts

  • Letters to vets -- assumes someone has Mattie and doesn't know about the reward and will be taking him to a vet sometime
  • Flyers being posted further out (i.e. Hazelwood, airport-area)
  • Billboard to trigger more awareness and radio coverage
  • Bi-state buses -- advertisement posted inside buses