Please post cross streets. General Information: Cats (if they are indoor cats) are usually close to home. Be sure to check all possible hiding places in your home. Hang clothes with your scent on it high up outside so that the familiar scent can travel and guide the cat home. Scent only - no food. Check with your neighbors to see if the cat is in their yard or accidentally stuck in their garage OR if they have a Ring camera (if applicable) to see if he/she was spotted on camera. Post fliers with your contact information on it around the area he/she is missing so if he/she is spotted the person can tell you his/her location (for those not on Social Media). Keep an access point open for him/her to slip back in your home. Look in bushes or hiding spots around your home as if this cat is unfamiliar with being outdoors he/she is most probably scared of all the new sounds and smells and he/she will make himself/herself safe by finding a hiding spot. Check trees as the cat could use the tree as a refuge. Sometimes the best time to find your cat is when the noise level is low - after hours - or early morning hours. Take a flashlight and look for the shining eyes. Finally there are scammers out there that claim to have your cat and you can get it back for a price - beware of them. Good luck.
Check all garages and sheds . Put up flyers in the area , flyers at veterinarians , shelters and groomers .Go out in the evening and call the cat and shake the cat food or treat bag . Offer a reward . Hope you find your pretty cat . 🙏🏼🐈⬛
TIPS TO HELP FIND YOUR LOST CAT:
- Check the house thoroughly as they sometimes hide in the house in unexpected places.
-Check underneath your cars, in the car engine area, wheel wells and around the bumpers.
-Ask neighbors all around you to check garages and sheds as they can sneak in undetected.
- Put his/her uncleaned bedding and a piece of your unwashed clothing outside the last door he/she exited the house from.
- Hang flyers with his/her picture and post all over your neighborhood & surrounding areas.
- Take the flyers door to door asking if anyone has seen him/her.
-Walk your neighborhood calling his/her name and listening as he/she may be hiding in the bushes or under something.
- Take a flyer to the shelter.
- Put a sign in your yard with his/her picture stating he/she is missing.
- Check the shelters in person.
- Review shelter's found reports.
- File a lost report with the shelters.
- Post on lostmykitty.com, helpinglostpets.com, petharbor.com, nextdoor.com, Craig's List.
- Check found reports at the shelter and on the websites mentioned above.
IF YOUR INDOOR CAT GOES OUTSIDE:
Indoor only cats and limited outdoor access cats never go far. They go into survival mode and hide in silence. They will not always respond to you, most don’t. 3 AM is the best time to find a missing indoor only cat. This is the time they become most active and responsive. Place some dirty socks and pillow cases outside. Your scent will attract your kitty. If you have a garage place the items near the garage door and crack the door enough for him to get in. DO NOT leave food or litter box outside, it
can attract predators and aggressive Tom cats. Because indoor only cats hide so well they are not as likely to be ed by a predator. Don't give up, it can take weeks to find a missing indoor only cat. Use a flashlight as late at night as you can to look in trees, under cars and in bushes. Try to look for the glow of his eyes. Survival mode last 5 to 14 days. Once their hunger gets to a maximum they snap out of it but this is a dangerous time because they come out of hiding. Make mini flyers and hand them out to your neighbors. Most people don't pay attention to posted flyers. It's VERY VERY important that you look for him as late at night as you can. If you have other cats, watch them. If they are spending a lot of time looking out a certain window, that’s a good indication the missing cat is in that area. Wildlife and motion activated cameras are also helpful.
What To Do If Your Indoor Cat Gets Outside
For an indoor cat that has never traveled outdoors, it’s very scary to think about your cat going missing. Cats are naturally skittish by nature, so an indoor cat that gets lost outdoors is typically terrified and doesn’t have the first clue where to go or what to do. Often times a cat’s curiosity will get the best of them, and that open door that looks too tempting to resist can equal disaster after your indoor cat quickly finds themselves lost and all alone.
Here are some helpful tips to follow if your indoor cat gets outside, and we hope by following these you can get them home sooner rather than later.
Check The Outside Areas Around Your Home In A Calm Manner
This one probably goes without saying, but if a cat find themselves outside, the first place you should think to look is in the bushes around your home should you have any. Remember: even though it might have seemed like the best idea ever, you’re curious kitty probably realized it was a bold–not to mention dangerous–move once they did it. Your cat knows they are safest when they are with you, even if they didn’t realize it until they found themselves outdoors. This is why retreating in the bushes where they are hidden from plain sight is the best place to start looking.
Do your best to remain calm despite the alarming situation. Yelling or shouting their name or calling for them at the top of your lungs will only prove to scare your already frightened cat even more. Try your best to use the tone of voice you would should you be calling them just as you would if they were inside your home.
Important: In case you didn’t already know, cats are crepuscular creatures–meaning that they are most active at dawn and at dusk. In the wild, this is when cats will do their hunting. Try searching for your cat during these times of the day to increase your chances of finding them.
Get That Food Bag And Some Strong Smelling Canned/Wet Food
You may attract all the cats in the neighborhood by doing this, but one of those cats just might be yours if you’re lucky! Get that food bag out and shake it, open a can of canned cat food (the fishier the better!) and start stirring it up outdoors while sweetly calling for your cat. Hopefully they are hungry and come running at the tempting aromas of their favorite food!
Put Your Scent Outside — Hopefully This Will Help To Bring Them Home
Cats have a strong sense of smell. Take an article of clothing you’ve worn, or perhaps a blanket that you’ve used recently and set it outside. This scent may trigger him/her to come back home should they catch a whiff of it. Another good idea is to set their litter box outside near the door. An indoor cat that is not familiar with the outdoors might be hesitant on doing her business outside without her usual privacy. It might seem like a longshot, but nothing is too out of the ordinary when it comes to getting your indoor cat back inside safely.
Let Others Know Your Indoor Cat is Lost
In the event that your indoor cat that has gotten out is not nearby, you’ll need to alert others in your area that your cat is lost. You can do this by posting signs around your area with a photo and detailed information about your cat. The next step would be to tell your neighbors who live on your street.
Visit Your Local Shelters
If your cat is microchipped, there is a much greater chance of them getting their happy ending with you. Any time a shelter receives a lost cat, they will scan for a microchip. (Vet offices also do this for animals that come into their care that are brought in.) Should your cat be chipped, you will be alerted via the contact info listed on their records. It’s always important to make sure that your cat has the correct and current information on their microchip record. If your cat is not microchipped, it’s still important to go in and check your shelters for your last cat. Most cats turned in have a short waiting period before they are deemed adoptable; you don’t want to miss your opportunity to reunite with your lost cat.
Also, if your cat is microchipped, you can set an alert on their profile, allowing shelters and rescues to know that they are missing. This key step might help them to get home sooner should your indoor cat go missing.
Cats are most active between 1-6 am. Walk your neighborhood, softly calling her and rattling a bag of cat treats. Shine a flashlight under cars and bushes and up trees. Look for the light to be reflected in her eyes. Also check sheds and garages where she might be stuck and ask your neighbors todo the same. Good luck.
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