2 months ago
The cat you found may not be a stray. Don’t assume it has been abandoned. If the cat is healthy, it likely belongs to one of your neighbors and is an indoor outdoor cat.
1. If friendly, secure them in a garage or bathroom away from your owned pets. Do not feed them cows milk—most cats are lactose intolerant.
2. Knock on your neighbors’ door within at least a 5 house radius to see they are missing their pet.
3. If friendly, take to a vet, emergency vet or Petsmart to scan for a microchip.
4. Post to Facebook Lost and Found groups and your Next Door.
5. File a found report with PACC: text FOUND to 833.552.0591 or https://24petconnect.com/BreedRequest/Found?shelter=PIMA
6. File a found report with HSSA: https://hssaz.org/services/intake-lost-found-pets/form
7. Make a large poster for your yard stating you found a cat. Tape fliers to street corners and community mailboxes.
8. Don’t give up. Most indoor outdoor pet owners do not start looking for their cat until they have been missing for several days.