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    How To Find a Missing Cat | Kitten Ads

    Articlegeneral cat adviceThursday 07 April 2011
    Finding a cat when it has gone missing can be an extremely stressful time. You may worry at the prospect of never seeing your beloved feline friend again. However, it’s important to remember that not panicking and staying calm will be essential when it comes to looking for a cat. Here are some useful tips that may help you to plan the search.

    How to Search For A Missing Cat

    • Inspect the immediate area around your home. It’s more than likely that the cat has not strayed too far from its own territory. At the start of your search, walk around slowly and quietly, calling out the cat’s name every thirty seconds or so. Your hearing will be your biggest asset when it comes to finding a cat – so stay silent and listen for any significant noises, as the cat may be injured or in distress.

    • If calling the cat reaps no rewards, use treats to try and persuade the cat to come out into the open. Shake a box of your cat’s favourite dry food as you call out - this may tempt a cat to emerge from its hiding place.

    • Alert neighbours and ask them whether they have information regarding lost and found cats. Sometimes, the reason for a cat’s absence can be explained by the actions of a well-meaning neighbour offering an extra source of food. If this doesn’t yield satisfactory results, consider using posters and social networking sites to advertise the fact your cat is missing.

    • Search the cat’s favourite hiding places in the local area late at night. You may just find the cat tucked up and asleep away from plain view. However, be careful not to disturb or confuse neighbours as you mount this search – try and give some indication of your plans, and you may even get some assistance in the search.

    • If after several days of searching, you are still no closer to finding the lost cat, phone up local animal rescue shelters. A staff member may have spotted the cat in distress and nursed it back to health. Finally, we all get homesick sometimes, so tempt the cat back by placing familiar household items a close distance from the house.

    • Leave a little food and milk out daily and check to see whether it is consumed. If so, keep watch and see if the missing cat returns.

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