2 months ago
File lost reports with PACC www.webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=527216
and HSSA www.form.jotform.com/201764710247149.
View found cats in the shelter daily at https://bit.ly/3Gg6kxk
Here are some suggestions that might help:
Lost INDOOR ONLY cats are typically recovered within a 5 house radius. They are paralyzed with fear and will hunker down in a hiding spot usually next to a building and not move until they are found or get hungry. They will not come when called or vocalize--you have to find them. Look at dusk and dawn with a flashlight so their eyes reflect.
The single most important task is to take fliers door to door, pin to community mailboxes and on street corners. Seeing a cat outside is not unusual and no one will think twice about seeing your pet unless you've put a flier in their hand. Ask them to report any sightings by phone or text. Ask your neighbors to check their backyards, sheds and garages.
Post on Craigslist, Nextdoor and Facebook lost and found sites.
Do not put a litter box outside. It will attract other cats and predators to the area. Put your used pillow case or pajamas outside for scent. If your cats is microchipped, make sure your info is current
https://www.freepetchipregistry.com/ The biggest mistake cat owners make is to quit physically looking too soon, assuming that the cat has been taken by predators. Cats take much longer to recover than dogs because of their hiding behavior. https://missionreunite.org/search-techniques
Lost OUTDOOR or INDOOR/OUTDOOR (even outside on the back porch) cats do not come home because they are unable to--injured or trapped. A female cat's territory is approximately 4 acres; a male's, 4 times as large. You need to physically knock on doors with fliers and ask neighbors to search their backyards, sheds and garages for an injured cat. Your search radius should expand every day they are lost.
Flier community mail boxes, street signs and utility poles. Ask to report any sightings by phone or text. Posting to social media is not enough--most people don't turn to social media when they find an animal.
Find your neighborhood community cat colony feeders and ask them to watch for your cat.
www.nokillpimacounty.org resources for microchipping and spay/neuter