After Missing Pet


Finding Missing Cat

As a cat doesn't speak they would not know how to find help to get them home, so it is up to the owner to find them. It is suggested that you first undertake these following steps:
  1. If your cat is an indoor cat, thoroughly search around the home area such as cardboard, wardrobes, under the bed, garage, garden sheds, hedges, bushes and etc. to see that is has been accidentally locked-up or trapped.
  2. If your cat is an outdoor cat, go around the neighborhood and knock on some doors and see has anyone seen the cat. Even if then haven't seen it, leave your contact details with them in case they happen to find it or see it later on. It is also suggested that you take a photo of your cat with you while searching so that people have a better idea of what is looks like. To be honest, a picture means a thousand words.
  3. If you still can't locate it, ring up local animal shelters, RSPCA, the pound and the surround vets and see has anyone picked it up and taken it to them. Again, even they haven't taken in the cat; don't forget to leave your contact details just in case it turns up a later time.
  4. Lastly, if the area around the home and the, local shelters has been check it is time to increase the radius of the search by placing an ad for missing pets for the local area. (see: missing pet ad)

Another important thing that owner needs to know is their cats' temperaments. This would influence it action and the distance that it might have traveled. Understanding how a cat behaves when it is in its normal territory will influence how it behaves when it becomes lost or displaced into an unfamiliar territory. There are some guidelines that can be use to distinguish them:

Fearful cats – These are cat which hate and fear of foreign and strange things. They are afraid of everything that are new or that it is unfamiliar with. They dislike being held, petted and etc. They are easily distributed by any changes in their environment. When any of the things mention happens the cat will bolt and then hide
in silence. They would stay in the same place and become almost immobilized with fear.

Cautious cats – Cats with this nature are generally stable but they show occasional shyness. They only like the people they know and they are familiar with. But when stranger comes they dart and hide. Some will take a peek and eventually come out to investigate. When they are lost, they will likely hide in
fear. If they are not pushed or scared off they will usually return to the place where they escaped or they will answer to the owner calls if they are close by.

Can't be borer cats – these cats do not seem to care much about strangers. When they see one, they just stand back and watch. When they are shifted they will likely to hide first, but would eventually break from cover and come back or possibly travel.

Curious cats – cats with such nature are very sociable will greet anyone who walks up to them. They easily get themselves into trouble because they are not easily afraid of anything. When they are put out of place they might initially hide but then they will most likely travel.

Other cat missing information:

Cat Missing Prevention : Finding Missing Cat

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