My cat is missing, is he dead.??

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My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Cathleen Bel » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>My first cat has dissapeared and naturally my wife and I are rather upset.
>He has been missing for about 36 hours now.

>My question is do cats often stray and return or will I never see him
>again.

>Any info greatly appreciated.

I have had many cats over the years that have strayed for as long as a
month.  I do not know what sort of area you live in (urban/rural) but
that can make a difference - all my cats have been in rural areas.  

I won't lie to you, some of the cats have also never returned.  I would
say to wait at least a week before you give up hope though.

good luck,

Catie

 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Christopher R. Havlic » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>>My first cat has dissapeared and naturally my wife and I are rather upset.
>>He has been missing for about 36 hours now.

>>My question is do cats often stray and return or will I never see him
>>again.

>>Any info greatly appreciated.

>I have had many cats over the years that have strayed for as long as a
>month.  I do not know what sort of area you live in (urban/rural) but
>that can make a difference - all my cats have been in rural areas.  

>I won't lie to you, some of the cats have also never returned.  I would
>say to wait at least a week before you give up hope though.

>good luck,

>Catie

My family has had cats go on "leave" for anywhere from a day to two months.
One thing to think about is that, depending on where you live, the cat might
be caught in someone's shed or garage, since they do like to explore.  Especially
if there might be mice about.

On the bright side, they've always come back.  I hope yours does, too.

Have any of your neighbors gone on vacation in the last 36-48 hours, where
they might have closed their garage with a curious cat inside?  Again, this
depends on the type of area you live in.  

Have you lived in this area long?  If the cat is new to the area, it might
just be lost, or it might be trying to return to somewhere else it regarded
as "home".  This is unlikely if the cat has been with you for awhile, so
don't get upset.

If you've canvassed the neighborhood, then make sure you've spread the word
amongst your neighbors.  Kids can be a good resource, since they go places
a lot of ***s wouldn't.  If you offer a reward, they'll look even harder.
Post signs around the area, as well.

I almost overlooked the most obvious thing- As soon as possible, go check
your nearest animal shelter.  Someone may have picked the cat up, thinking
it's a stray.  Even if it's not there, leave a description, so that they can
let you know if someone close to yours comes in.

And I'd give it more than a week.  Don't give up hope, but be prepared.  I'm
sure others on this group will send you their wishes for good luck as well.

Regards-
Chris
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My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by shamr.. » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00


BE>>My first cat has dissapeared and naturally my wife and I are rather upset.
BE>>He has been missing for about 36 hours now.
BE>>
BE>>My question is do cats often stray and return or will I never see him
BE>>again.
BE>>
BE>>Any info greatly appreciated.
BE>>

BE>I have had many cats over the years that have strayed for as long as a
BE>month.  I do not know what sort of area you live in (urban/rural) but
BE>that can make a difference - all my cats have been in rural areas.  

BE>I won't lie to you, some of the cats have also never returned.  I would
BE>say to wait at least a week before you give up hope though.

BE>good luck,

BE>Catie

Visit your local humane society regular to check their stray and
adoption kennels to see if he's there.  Put up flyers in your
neighbourhood, go out in the early evening and call his name.  Keep
looking.  One of our cat's got locked in someone's garage overnight.

Put an add in the local newspaper, check their found ads too.

Don't give up, 2 days is much to short a time.  But get down to your
local humane societies now, they don't always have the room to keep
animals more than a few days.  Go in person.

Good luck

Kate

 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by war.. » Mon, 16 Oct 1995 04:00:00


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>My first cat has dissapeared and naturally my wife and I are rather upset.

>My question is do cats often stray and return or will I never see him
>again.

Waste NO TIME in searching your neighborhood!

We noticed one of our kitties missing after he didn't show up after a
couple of days. (Not normal behaviour) We walked the neighborhood calling
him, and found him in a neighbors garage. Three days he had been in there
with no food and NO WATER! He was showing severe signs of deprivation,
weak, thin, frightened.

Our advice is that if your kitty doesn't normally stray, then goes
missing, walk the block and call for it. If you don't find it, don't
worry- it's probably on it's first walkabout.

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My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Graw » Mon, 23 Oct 1995 04:00:00


After we moved to a new home my cat got out and I believe was chased away
by the older cat residents in the neighborhood. He was lost for about a
month. I did all the things you are supposed to flyers, ads, humane
societyl, etc. There were several phone calls from people who answered my
newspaper ad. Not because they found my cat but just to ask if I had him
back and one wonderful lady who told me her cat was gone for about 6 weeks
 and came back and not to give up hope. She really boosted my spirits. My
cat was finally found by a cat loving lady who fed strays and noticed a
new one with a collar. She checked the I.D. and made a phone call and got
a disconnected message. She realized the cat was lost after a move and so
decided that the place that would have a forwarding adress was a utility
company. She called them and they called me. Was I surprised when the lady
at the power company called to tell me she knew where my cat was! I of
course called the cat loving  lady who caught my cat later that day and
called me to come get him.
 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by CiciClov » Sun, 05 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>>My first cat has dissapeared and naturally my wife and I are rather
upset.
>>He has been missing for about 36 hours now.

>>My question is do cats often stray and return or will I never see him
>>again.

Here, again -- did he come back?  I've only had a couple of cats over the
years go off on permanent walkabout, but I STILL check out any cats with
similar markings.  It's so heartbreaking when they just disappear into
"thin air".  (One of my cats apparently decided he didn't like my new
roomie, and moved in with another family a couple of blocks away -- but it
took me six months to find that out!)  

Please let us know what happened.

Cici, Handmaiden to the Fur Rulers