My cat is missing, is he dead.??

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My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Linda Hawor » Thu, 28 Sep 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.

Oh, this is a nightmare.  I know, because Basil has run off a few
times.  The longest time was for over a week. I must admit, on that
one, I'd managed to persuade myself that he wasn't coming back, but
then he just turned up as if nothing had happened.

If your cat normally goes outside when he likes, then him disappearing
is not too unusual.  Sage has never been out for more than 2 nights in
a row, but as I said, Basil got up to about 9 nights I think it was.
Sage rarely goes, but we're not too concerned when Basil doesn't turn
up at coming in time.

I hope your small friend turns up - and soon!

Good luck,

Linda, Basil and Sage
These opinions are all our own and nothing to do with Logica.

 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Dawn Liver » Thu, 28 Sep 1995 04:00:00


I've now had my first cat for about six months. He was found dodging
traffic on a busy street during rush hour. (We contacted the SPCA, but
no on claimed him). A week after he moved in with us, he disappeared. We
went looking for him without success. Much later the same day he
reappeared and seemed to think nothing was wrong. A few weeks later he
disappeared again. This time he came back the next day. Then he
disappeared for several days, but came home eventually. Up to that time
he didn't have a name tag (he did have an ear tattoo). Anyway, we got a
tag for him and found out that he was going all over the neighbourhood
making himself at home in other people's houses. No one seemed to mind
too much and a couple of people wanted to keep him. The last time he
disappeared though, we found him two days later stuck up in a tree in
the middle of a dense tangle of blackberry bushes. We did rescue him,
and I must say he was rather unappreciative of the two hours (in the
dark) and multiple lacerations that it took us to save him!

My point is, you may not have to worry about your cat, but check
regularly with your local SPCA. You could also try putting up posters in
your neighbourhood (take them down after a while), but who knows where
your cat may have wandered to. If your cat does come back get a name
tag. Kootenay has a brass one, because he chews up the plastic kind.
Dawn.

 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Chris Gardne » Thu, 28 Sep 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.

 Greg-
I volunteer at my local humane society in adoptions and lost & found.
It is very important that you check your animal shelter.  Your cat
may be there.  At PHS, they hold animals for four days before they are put up for adoptions or unfortunately, euthanized.  My cat wa=
s gone for two weeks once.  I found her by going to the humane society.  Someone had been feeding Miley and called and gave a report=
  I went and picked her up that day.
Also, put up posters, check if any of your neighbors recently went on
vacation and accidentaly locked your cat in their house or garage.  

Cats do stray away and come back.  Mine all have until I decided to keep them inside.  However, most need a little help to get back =
home.
Keep looking....at night or in the early morning are good times to walk
around and look.  It is quiet and you can hear a meow better.  I found one of my cats after two days by doing this.  He was next doo=
r locked under my neighbors house and I couldn't hear his cries until it was very quiet.
Good Luck!!!
Chris

 
 
 

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Post by shosh.. » Thu, 28 Sep 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.

I understand your fear and worry.  What a heartbreak it is to sit and
wait...We keep 4 cats INSIDE at all times. We're lucky to have a nice
sized house with a huge screened-in porch on the back.  The guys can go
out there to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and watch the birds and
squirrels, and I never worry about them getting infected with rabies, torn
up by other cats (or dogs!), running off, being ***ped, or just losing
them.  Helps keep the fleas under control too.  We haven't seen ONE in
several years (since I waged all-out war)

If your cat comes back, and I will pray for you he does, I'd strongly
consider keeping him in.  You're learning one really good argument for
that idea.  I hope it pays off for you.  Please let me know what happens.
God bless you both--and him.

s


 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Vince Quaresi » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00


: 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.

We had one wander off early this summer - stayed "missing" for about five
days - turns out the little sneak was three or four houses down the street
playing the "beggar" game and living under their back porch in-between
begging for snacks!  Sheesh!  You might have thought he was a DOG!!

--Vince

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Post by Em » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00


My first cat disappeared for six months when i was a kid. We went on
hols, having giving up oh her, and when we came back she was sat on the
porch, waiting for us.

It is very hard, but be optimistic. he will come back, because he knows
that you love him.

em

 
 
 

My cat is missing, is he dead.??

Post by Ell » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00


When I was younger, my first cat was called 'Tom' (very original I know!!) We moved house one year
when Tom was about 2 years old, and in between the move we had to go and stay with my gran for 2 weeks.

During that stay Tom went missing, I was so distraught, I sat in my room every night just staring out the window
hoping he would wander down the path, but he never did.

We did one sensible thing - gave him a name and address tag (NEVER put the cats name on it) on his
collar, if it hadn't been for this we would have never found him.

1 day after we moved into the new house, we had a phone call (Tom had been missing for about 12 days)
from a lady who had him, I was so happy I cried, we collected him immediately.

He was 15 miles from my nans house!

Tom is still alive and well today, he still lives with my mum, although he now has no ears due to the vet
having to remove them as he had cancer.  I still love my Tom and he always greets me with a purr and hug
when I visit.

Elly:-)

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Bossa » Fri, 29 Sep 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.

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Was it an indoor or outdoor cat? A friend of mine had his indoor cat jump off
a porch and disapear for almost a week. He and his wife searched the area for
days. He found it on the 6'th night hovering around the house. We figure he
never more then a hundred yards from the house. Your cat may be hiding
somewhere nearby.

Rick

 
 
 

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Post by colin swor » Sun, 01 Oct 1995 04:00:00


My cats come and go, sometimes staying away for days at a time.  They
will alternate staying in the house for a week and then leaving for 2 or
3 days.  I have had them stay gone for as long as a week (although I have
noticed the food and water has been gone) only to open the door and have
them sitting on the cab of my pickup.

They all have tags so I hope, if one should ever get injured, that
someone will call.

 
 
 

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Post by shamr.. » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00


SW>My cats come and go, sometimes staying away for days at a time.  They
SW>will alternate staying in the house for a week and then leaving for 2 or
SW>3 days.  I have had them stay gone for as long as a week (although I have
SW>noticed the food and water has been gone) only to open the door and have
SW>them sitting on the cab of my pickup.

SW>They all have tags so I hope, if one should ever get injured, that
SW>someone will call.

Great your cats have collars, but better would be to have them
microchipped so they have a permanent form of id.  Collar can be lost.

I'm glad my cats don't do that, I'd be worried sick.

Kate

 
 
 

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Post by ReBo » Wed, 04 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.

>Oh yeah.  Cats will often wander away for days at a time, then show up

out of the blue.  I am sure that you have already done so, but perform a
search of the neighbourhood.  It is my experience (and I have owned
multiple cats for twenty years) that they rarely stray more than a couple
of miles from home.  It has always amazed me how they are able to navigate
themselves around, and still be able to recognize their own homes.  What
ever you do, don't give up hope.

PS.  Check with your close neighbours to see if they have recently closed
their garage doors after they have been open for a while as cats love to
explore dark areas.  Check any sheds, piles of boxes etc. as well.
Anywhere where a cat can get into and maybe not get out.  Walk around at
night when there is less ambient noise and call out his name.  You may be
able to hear him.  Good luck.

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