PLEASE READ. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. IF I HAD KNOWN THESE TIPS I WOULD HAVE MY FUR BABY BACK NOW!
Go out looking for kitty. Start searching immediately. Don’t wait for him/her to come home on their own. Kitty is likely close by, may be scared and hiding. Take a can of tuna or smelly cat food with you or kitty’s favourite treats. Look under neighbours decks or steps but don’t give up. So many dangers out there such as coyotes, owls and not so nice humans. Kitty is counting on you. 🐾🙏
And...this is so important.....!!
If you don’t find kitty today, go out late tonight when it’s quiet and calm around midnight or later and sit on your front steps or back steps and talk out loud softly and say his/her name over and over like you are reading a story book. Be patient it may take some time and more than one night but if kitty is close s/he will hear your voice and come out of hiding. This has worked for me a couple of times.
Also leave a window or garage door open so they can get back in when they come back.
Good luck 🐾🙏❤️🙏 Hope your fur baby makes it home soon. Don’t give up. 🙏🙏🐾🐾❤️❤️
Also look into getting some motion sensor cameras. They will help you see if he is coming around at night. They will let you know what kind of animals are coming into your yard - if there's lots of territorial males chasing other kitties away. Please catch as many strays as possible and take to a 24 hour Veterinary clinic. They can check them for mirco chips or tattoos and hopefully find their families. Or keep them safe until Animal Services can pick them up.
It's a win win. Less territorial cats chasing or fighting with your kitty and less cats breeding while homeless.
Plus with winter many cats will freeze - starve or be eaten by coyotes or bobcats or hit by cars.
I really hope you find your sweetie safe and soon.