Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Matter Of Most Serious Concern!!

Please take heed to this most serious of announcements.

It has come to Our attention that a Subject of the Realm has gone missing, a gentleman Bean by the name of Shane. His Lady Andrea, at home in New Mexico is beside herself with worry. We are aware, indeed proud of the strength in numbers The Cat Blogosphere represents, and We come to you today to ask for your Prayers and Purrs, as well as all eyes and ears to assist and aid Shane in his safe return home.

We at this time turn the story over to Lady Andrea to give a full accounting, as best she is able to gather, 2000 miles away from where her Beau Shane was last seen,
Daytona Beach, FL.

I need help from everyone and anyone that is willing to help! I am at the mercy of complete and total strangers. I live in New Mexico and my boyfriend was working in Daytona Beach Florida where he has been missing since Saturday September 5th. I last talked to him at 12:30 my time which was 2:30AM where he was at. Last thing he told me was "I love you baby and I'm coming" (to NM) Sunday goes by, nothing... I call his cell all day long because at this point I'm freaking out because we really haven't gone 1 day without talking to each other since we started talking. I call his phone about 8:30 my time and some guy answers... says he works at this restaurant and they found Shane's phone in the street behind the restaurant...WTF... now I start freaking out. I called his step dad and Susan to ask if they've heard anything... no word. No ones heard from Shane in almost 7 days. Today I get home from work, mind you, I can't sleep, I can't eat, I'm so worried about Shane. I get on the phone and call the Daytona beach jail...nothing, no record... okay... next... I call the Halifax Hospital... and guess what... Shane was checked in and discharged 6 days ago...Sunday... I haven't heard from him, no one has. I'm calling shelters trying to find him... since he lost his phone... did he lose his wallet also with every ones phone number in it? I don't know... is he waiting for someone to find him? I don't know. I'm reaching out to anyone who will listen. I tried to file a missing persons report with the sheriffs department but they won't let me because it has to be done in person. Mind you I am 2000 miles away and it's a 3 day drive or a $500 plane flight. Please if anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Here is a description of Shane. Robert "Shane" Franks, he's 37, about 5 10, 175lbs, slender, he has his left arm sleeved with flames starting at the wrist and there are a couple of "real" skulls also. he has a large elephant on his right leg. He keeps his hair short to the scalp, dark brown hair, beautiful brown eyes. Usually keeps a mustache and goatee. he's got a southern accent and great personality, very personable. If anyone sees him please tell him to check his myspace I have messaged him all the contact numbers of myself and his family, info to where his cell phone is. He can call me collect I don't care, I just need to know that he's okay. Please please please somebody help me.

Our Dearest Subjects, you may post here with information, or request Lady Andrea's private e-mail address to contact her personally. She has photos to share of Shane that may assist you. Also, Our Thanks and Blessings if you could provide a link to Our Blog while this Search is underway.

May The Creator Bless and Keep You All.


ML said...

We's purring fur Shane, that him finds hims way home... maybe us kitties will haf to go looking fur him.
Love & Purrs,

The Island Cats said...

We are purring very hard that Shane is found safe and sound...

caspersmom said...

You can count us in on the prayers for Shane. Purrs and prayers for Lady Andrea also. Hope he is found really soon.

Casper and crew

Zoolatry said...

Try writing to Chandra (Life From A Cat's Perspective); she has just moved to Austin, TX and has her hands full with the move. However, she moved from Daytona and lived there many years; she may be able to suggest who to call, where to go, what to do in order to help... if you email me, I'll send her email to you...
Ann (Zoolatry blog) zoolatry at gmail dot com

Furkidsmom said...

We're saying prayers and purring loudly for Shane. We hope he is found soon and that he's okay.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jack and Persephone said...

This Is Jack and Persephone's mom, Bree.

My husband is ex-law enforcement and this is what he suggests:

Contact his family again, explain them what you are planning to do, then do the following:

Contact the Florida Sheriffs again, take a note of what time you called, and if they state their name and detachment/precinct/whatever they call it (they usually state this when answering the phone), write it down.

Ask them again to allow you to file a missing person's report, and explain again that you CAN'T come in to the precinct in person, and if they still can't/won't help, ask to speak to someone higher up. Take notes on everyone you talk to, when you talked to them, and what they said.

My husband says it is VERY IMPORTANT to remain calm and polite throughout, or you risk being dismissed as an alarmist.

If no one can/will help you, go in person to your local police, explain to them the situation and that the Florida police would not help you because you couldn't go in person, see if they can help. If they can't/won't, ask to speak to someone higher up. Take notes.

If that doesn't work, go in person to your state troopers (?- sorry I'm in Canada, I'm not sure of the exact levels of law enforcement and my husband left again so I can't ask him) and try there.

If all this fails, and it might as you are not his spouse, contact his family again, and ask them to do all of this, starting with Florida, and then their local forces. (You mention a step-dad, and a woman named Susan, is Susan a blood relative of Shane? If so, she's probably the best person to do so, though the step-dad is also good, especially if he had/shared legal guardianship of Shane when Shane was a minor.)

If all this STILL fails to get any action, the next step would be to contact the FBI. They probably won't do anything though, until you've exhausted the possibilities of local law-enforcement (this is the reason you need to keep detailed notes on who you talked to and when, and what they said or suggested, to show you made every attempt to get action at a local level first).

I hope this helps. We're keeping you and Shane and the rest of his family in our thought.


Marilynn said...

We're praying and purring for Shane's return, and we really hope at least one of Bree's ideas work.


Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Purrrrs and lots of purrrs for Shane!! We hope you hear something soon!
Your (formally FL now) TX furiends,

PS: You can email us at jcfloresinc (at) g mail (dot) com

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a situation. It's hard enough to get help when you're in the same city. But J & P's mom Bree gave some good advice. We hope it helps! Purrs and tail wags that Shane is found soon.

ML said...

Just checking to see if there was any word on Shane.
Bree really had lots of good advice.

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We are so, so sorry. We live way up here in Michigan but we will certainly keep all involved in our prayers.

Thisinks4u said...

Hi i'm Andrea, I'm trying everything that everyone is suggesting. I soo so appreciate all the help and prayers from everyone. Thank you all so much for caring about a complete stranger. This all gives me hope.

Karen Jo said...

I really hope and pray that Shane is found soon.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sending purrs to help Shane get back to his family,


Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

ML said...

Just checking back, KC put this on the CB again today, just in case.
You never know what might help.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for Shane to be safe and get safely home to you.

Anonymous said...

It's not allowing me to sign in.. this is Andrea aka Thisinks4u

Everyone, Shane has been found. He had been struggling a lot in the past 9 days, I told him it was probably nothing compared to what I was going thru, either way. I found him. I love him more than anything and I am so so thankful that he is alive and ok. Prayers and purrs are still needed, this is just the beginning of a new journey. Thank you so much for everyone's support, I know our prayers have been answered!

ML said...

Andrea, thank you so much for letting us know.
Love & Purrs,
KC & All The Sherwood Kitties

an fanks to Rose & The Royals for hosting this "hunt"!

Sweet Praline said...

I just heard that Shane has been found. I am purring that everything will work and and that he will be okay.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Shane has been found. I hope that everything goes well from now on.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very relieved that Shane has been found. We hope that he can work through what he has been struggling with. It must have been a very frightening time for you.

The Island Cats said...

We heard Shane has been found. What relief for you! We pray that he can get through whatever he is going through and everything will be okay.

Marilynn said...

Is that right? He's been found? How magnificent!

We'll keep purring and praying that he's OK and will be back in his home soon, sooner, soonest.


us4gatos said...

your CB post says he was found. found is GOOD!!!!! good news indeed.

caspersmom said...

Aaah, another time for answered prayer. I am so thankful that God hears. I am so glad that Shane has been found. Thank you so much God.

Anonymous said...

This is Andrea AKA Thisinks4u

I just wanted to update everyone on the status of Shane, he is here with me in New Mexico, we are both looking for a job now. I was let go from mine yesterday. I am scared but excited. it's time for a new start. a new FRESH start. Again thank you to everyone that has prayed for his safety, he needed more than we could ever know. Bottom line, he is home, he is safe and we now know that together, the world is ours to take over as long as we are together!