After Missing Pet


Cat Missing

A missing cat is a very stressful event in the lives of the owner. Before we go ahead on learning the best way in locating a missing cat and the ways of preventing it from happening, let's learn a bit about cats,

The cat has been living in close association with humans for over 3,500 years. The cat is also known as the domestic cat or house cat. They are small feline mammals that are widely loved by many people around the world. Many owners keep their cats for companionship and treat them as part of the family and almost as if they were children.

Cats are very territorial animals where they hold a distinct territory (sexually active males having the largest territories and neutered cats having smaller ones). There are places where it is know as the "neutral zones" where cats watch and greet one another without territorial conflicts or aggression. Outside this boundary, territory holders usually vigorously chase away strangers, at first by staring, hissing, and growling and if that doesn't work noisy and violent attacks takes place.

A cat's sudden disappearance will largely depend on the environment it is in and how this environment will change them. Let's learn more about them:

Cats with outdoor access

Cats are territorial animals. So when they have outdoor access and the cat suddenly goes missing, it means that something has happened to them that have interrupted its normal behavior of coming home. These disappearances can mean that the cat is injured, trapped, or deceased within its area. There are also
the possibility that the cat has been transported out of the area – this can be intentionally (by an irritated neighbor who has trapped the cat) or unintentionally (by the cat climbing into an opened parked motor vehicle). When this happens the cat is displaced into and unfamiliar territory and unable to make itself home. Another possibility is that the cat may have been chased by a dog a couple of houses away in an area which it is not familiar with, causing it to panic and hide in silence.

Cat with only indoor access

The only territory of an indoor-only cat is the inside of the home where it lives. When an indoor-only cat escapes or ventures outdoors, it immediately feels "displaced" into an unfamiliar territory. The first thing it would do is to find a place that will offer disguise and protection. Its instinctive response is to "hide in silence". This is because they believe
is their primary protection from predators. How long it remains or what they do in that hiding place will dependant on the temperament of the cat.

Other cat missing information:

Finding Missing Cat : Cat Missing Prevention

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