I'm so sorry you still haven't found your sweet baby - Cats will remain for months and months doing their best to survive…take additional action dear guardian...Put up more flyers a few blocks out to be sure (in case there is a territorial cat keeping kitty away) but know that even after months, , owners find their cat within the block...cats try to return (unless they are stuck and this is why you also have to talk to your neighbors AGAIN to remind them your kitty is still m missing and that you need thier help to keep an eye out and to check their RING camera for you... Every morning I get texts from people who find their cats while calling for them after 10pm at night..please continue to call for your cat and/or make that noise that kitty is familiar with whether it's keys jingling or treat bag crinkles or simply your calm voice...it may seem hopeless to do this but I am telling you - cover all possibilities 💖🐱 everything you do helps! It's checking ONLINE DAILY at all the nearby shelters in case he gets trapped by someone and going to the shelters and checking IN PERSON ONCE A WEEK(some cats are NOT posted online at the shelters!) Post up more flyers and talking to neighbors - delivering flyers to each residence...And if you haven't gotten a MOTION ACTIVATED CAMERA yet -please reconsider setting a camera by escape door pointed at wet food and water bowl ...there are So many cases of guardians losing hope then they finally put the camera out there (whether wifi to your phone or WILD LIFE camera with batteries no wifi) and after some days or a week they will Spot their cat - after being gone for weeks or months...spotting kitty eating the food changes everything and so many people discover this with the camera - then they set a humane TRAP because their cat is in survival mode and will even hide from their guardians ...cats are survivors and once they are back inside (after a week) they go back to being your normal sweet cozy loving kitty. I didn't know about using cameras 1st year I was helping people and now I use it in every case (for disabled or seniors who can't walk around) it's a HUGE help and again this is to cover all possibilities...sending you love and hope oxoxo💖🙏
...so many cats are found weeks and months after they've gone missing...don't stop taking action....see below another guardian finds her kitty stuck in a yard after checking more than once!...yes - talk to you neighbors - ask if YOU can check their yards etc..ask the to check RING camera footage...continue to leave wet food and water by exist door and aim a Video camera - sometimes cats flip a survival switch and won't come back inside (in case she is not stuck) unless lured back in or trapped - you want to SEE who is eating the food - you can't believe how many guardians are shocked to see their kitty eat food then run away...(once caught on tape then you'll know if you have to use a humane trap...) This is to cover ALL possibilities as we aren't sure if she's trapped or staying away due to a recent bully cat who is in the neighborhood? or if a human did something to scare her... assume everything and take action to make sure every option is considered...replace worn flyers...remind neighbors to check bats /crawl spaces or better yet - allow YOU to...she may only meow when you call her nearby where she is stuck..and it might have to be at night!. If kitty is approachable someone may have brought your cat inside or to a shelter so you must also check the shelter every few days IN PERSON (not all cats are shown online!) and adding flyers in the neighborhood and going door to door is KEY in spreading the word to the exact people who COULD SPOT her! Wishing you LOVE and HOPE and unwavering DETERMINATION🐱🐱🙏💖
Your sweet kitty will remain nearby ...Put up more flyers a few blocks out to be sure but know that even after months , owners find their cat within the block...cats try to return (unless they are stuck and this is why you also have to talk to your neighbors AGAIN to remind them your kitty is still m missing and that you need thier help to keep an eye out and to check their RING camera for you... Every morning I get texts from people who find their cats while calling for them after 10pm at night..please continue to call for your cat and/or make that noise that kitty is familiar with whether it's keys jingling or treat bag crinkles or simply your calm voice...it may seem hopeless to do this but I am telling you - cover all possibilities ...I
Dear guardian, please do not give up..hoping to give you a boost of energy and inspiration to dedicate today to starting over and doubling down on your coverage.......PRINT more flyers to post up beyond your block and on your block if the old ones are worn .... put new ones in the poly clear sheet protectors with the opening facing down so they last...and continue talking to neighbors TODAY and everyday..knock on doors and remind your neighbors kitty is STILL missing and that you hope everyone will keep an eye out and take a photo and call you if there is a sighting, talk to dog walkers on your street too as they are outside at all times ....IMPORTANT: continue to call for Kitty throughout the day ESPECIALLY at night 10pm-6am..take a walk around the block after 9pm and keep calling for kitty in a calm voice. During the day, knock on your neighbors doors again to remind them that kitty is still missing and you need their help to spot him...ask neighbors with RING cameras to check their footage...PLACE A CAMERA facing out the escape door with food and watch footage daily - you can't believe how many times a cat will return home - eat - has no way of getting back inside and the owners stops going out at night so the cat disappears back into the night...you may see other cats, raccoons and other creatures eat the food..that's ok...replace the WET food only (raccoons LOVE dry cat food so wet is better) you can buy motion sensor camera on amazon over night - connect to wifi...OR a wild life camera with playback feature (battery operated - no wifi needed) ...continue to check the shelters online daily and in person once a week. Many cats are reunited long after a month of being 'lost' - don't stop searching every day every night...keep posting updates on Nextdoor and here - keep flyering and spending the word in person...sending you LOVE ..xoxo
Print map of your block (see attached) and keep track /take notes which neighbors you've spoken to in person//the goal is to talk to everyone for more engagement...Call for him throughout the day and especially at night once it's dark and quiet from 9pm-6am....praying you find him soon xoxox
Glad you reposted....Do not give up. Do NOT give up searching and late night calling out for your sweet kitty and keep posting online...keep talking-to neighbors every day remind them kitty is still missing and ask them to take photo if they THINK they spot him...distribute updated/flyers or notes to your neighbors and update your flyers posted UP around your neighborhood...I'm glad you've re-posted...please do not lose hope.. continue looking for your sweet kitty every day / night....continue to spread the word online AND IN PERSON
put up MORE flyers around your neighborhood (Place inside sheet protectors with open flap facing downward so they don't get ruined by weather) Print more flyers and knock on neighbors doors today to remind folks that your cat is still missing and that you need their help to spot kitty....
Talking to neighbors and distributing flyers at every resident around your block and continuing further out in your neighborhood is a huge help. At night set your alarm and walk around gently calling for kitty in a CALM normal voice...crinkle treats if that's a sound he's used to…
Consider aiming a camera in the direction of where you leave food out...sometimes cats remain near but are in survival mode and won't come inside and need to be coaxed...Lost cat 'Luna' was spotted on camera after being 'lost' for several weeks, her human was shocked to learn Luna was visiting the backyard regularly late night and would come back inside (she was leaving the backdoor open for her) We thought she was stuck at a neighbors which happens all the time...and it was the help of the camera which helped her human learn about the different cats that would visit and other animals...she eventually spotted her 'live' in her backyard (she did a stake out just inside with a baby monitor) and was able to lure her back inside with food after several hours late night. I'm not saying this is your situation ...I'm saying that you can't rule anything out…
this is why I advise cat guardians to try different ways of taking action...talking to neighbors..flyers...online...setting alarm late night to call for kitty...sometimes collars fall off ..check the shelter weekly … everything you do helps...you can buy a wild life camera or a camera that sends live feed to your phone motion sensitive- you an buy on amazon 1 day shipping...wishing you sustained determination and hope....
(Borrowed the following from a caring neighrbor Kaz on Nextdoor):
In addition to what you're doing keep checking Animal Care & Control’s photo inventory of found cats in case someone has found the cat and turned it in. https://www.sfanimalcare.org/stray-found-cats/
Also, make sure that the cat’s microchip information is up-to-date. If you don’t have the cat’s microchip number, check with your vet who should have it in the cat’s records. In addition to updating wherever your cat’s chip was originally registered (or even if you don’t remember where you originally registered the chip), register your cat at the free Found Animals chip registry, https://www.foundanimals.org/microchip-registry/owners and the free pet chip registry, https://www.freepetchipregistry.com/ with your current contact information in order to increase the chances that if your cat is picked up, they can contact you. (I say increase the chances because sadly there are multiple databases for different chips and they are not all interconnected.)
We had a sad story on Nextdoor about a lost cat ‘Gonzo’, who was found by ACC, but because the chip linked to outdated information, ACC couldn’t reach the owner, and they ultimately euthanized him because of medical issues.
Sending you HOPE and LOVE and continued determination and perseverance xoxoxox