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Posted on 12/03/2012 9:16:02 AM PST by edpc
One of our cats (LT - short for Little Thing) got out the other night while taking out the dogs. She is a very special cat and we have spent a lot of time trying to find her. Please pray for her safe return.
If those on the kitty ping list have any suggestions that may lead her back home, I would appreciate it. We leave the garage door slightly up at night with food hoping she'll find her way.
Slings, who has the Kitty Ping list?
Asking for help from the kitty ping list....
Any particular sounds she is used to hearing that she may come to?
Check with the neighbors. Look in sheds and out buildings. Mine was found in a storage building and the ending was good.
So sorry about LT (one of ours was named LC for “Little Cat”).
Someone left our sliding glass door ajar during the day and Tiger, our beautiful rescue cat escaped. We never found him, unfortunately and I prayed that he found a good home with people who loved him because he was a wonderful wonderful cat and great companion.
Another cat “Jesse” hid for 2 days when someone tried to break into our home — she finally appeared as if nothing happened.
I truly hope you find LT and I will think of him tonight when I feed “Ghostie” — a stray who showed up in the yard 10 years ago and never left.
Yes, she generally responds to the sound of food in her bowl when it’s rattled. I have tried that around the neighborhood during the day and evening.
Has she been chipped or does she wear a collar?
I empathize with you fully; I lost a cat several months ago and was frantic to find her - posted “lost cat” posters around the neighborhood and contacted neighbors about her. She did come back a week later, chewed on a little (friends thought it was from the talons from a bird of prey) but okay.
I’ve learned since that cats will get spooked and hide for days on end, often within a hundred feet of their home, until hunger or thirst drive them back home. Don’t worry, this could apply to your beautiful kitty.
Ping this over.
Thank you. I have put up fliers, knocked on doors, called the local vets, and asked to check under neighbors sheds and decks. We’re still hopeful, as the weather has been mild.
Prayers, edpc! I truly hope your kitty cat finds her way back home.
Prayers. Don’t give up. Our Calico got out of the house and showed up 7 days later in our backyard hungry and happy to be home.
Just an idea but did you check out Craigslist. I have a neighbor that found her lost dog that way (her pooch traveled quite a few miles from home or maybe was picked up?). Either way, it wouldn’t hurt.
Is she very skittish and shy?
Or would she seek shlter with some kind voiced person?
Prayers for a safe return. If she has a calm favorite pet companion, dog or cat, you might take it around the neighborhood and see if she comes out.
Check your local Humane Society and or pound. I had an incident 2 years ago with my cat who we never let out. He escaped while I was weather stripping a door and never came back that day. I checked all my neighbors Facebook pages who I am not friends with and low and behold there was my cat on one of them. I reported it to the local Humane Society and the next day the neighbor reported finding the cat and then promptly returned it to me.
We had one stuck between a neighbor’s storm and front door while they were away a few days and came home when they did.
I had a girlfriend who stood outside screaming “Tiger” like a banshee for an hour and it worked. That was 27 years ago, I’ll never forget it.
Prayers for the safe return of your cat.
I've been that guy before - walking through neighborhoods rattling a kitty dish and call her name.
Only cat lovers would understand, (everyone else must have thought I was quite mad).
Hopefully, your kitty will wander home when the tummy starts to rumble...
Prayers for LT’s safe return.
Prayers up for LT’s safe return. She’s a beauty.
good point sometimes they go in someones garage and get locked in.
My GF’s did that and it was found too long after.
Over the past 10 years or so, I have actually become an expert on missing escaped cats. Last year I told my daughter how to find her missing cat in Las Vegas (I live in another state).
She told me about his escape 6 weeks earlier and she got her kitty back 4 days later following my advice.
1) Cats rarely wander far (start at 250 ft from home and add 50 feet for every week since loss).
2) They will find somewhere to hide and will sleep all day. You can only find them at night.
3) Put out water and food for them. It will slow down their wandering.
4) Don’t even bother looking in the daytime. They have changed to entirely nocturnal and maybe a little dusk or dawn routine.
5) If you have a web cam. Video record the food and water bowl area with time stamps enabled.
6) when you know what time they visit the food each night you can then be up and get them back, but coax them back, don’t chase them, they are faster than you.
My daughter’s cat visited the food between 2:30 and 3:30 am each night. She coaxed him back with a pint tub of freshly opened dried catnip.
I have given this advice to 11 people and every one has successfully gotten their kitty back, with one exception where the kitty was at the pound, but they got that one back too.
Also, don’t expect the pound or animal shelter to find your cat, to them a cat is a cat, you have to go there and look yourself.
Good luck with your hunt.
I agree with checking and posting on Craigslist, check Facebook and make a picture that can be shared around, check on Petfinder.com too. Let the local pet rescues in your area know as well as the animal shelter.
My baby (cat) disappeared once. I did all of those things and would walk around calling for her. One night I heard her calling back. I kept calling to find her and another cat showed up meowing instead. What I didn't know then was that my cat was answering too, I was just thrown off by the other cat. I found her the next evening in the same area behind a fence in the neighbors backyard who had been out of town. I cried tears of relief for hours and hours.
Will pray, God loves them even more than we do!
There is fox living in my neighborhood. The drought has forced animals into town, a fox might well go after a cat.
Did you go into the attic lately?
One night, while out in the backyard with my flashlight, I shined the light near a tree and saw two glowing eyes staring at me. After calling her cat by name I walked towards it...only to find out it was a skunk...did a 180, and proceeded to run like a bat out'a...
Long story short, the lady left her door open and one night the cat just came strolling in. She said it looked like it might have been in a fight, lost a few pounds, but otherwise was fine.
Indoor cats(especially)get a need for adventure, but once out in the elements usually find...there's no place like home. In this case the owner and I came to the conclusion that the cat probably didn't wander that far from home, but instead found a safe place to hideout for a while.
Here's to hoping that's the case for your adventurer as well.
My prayers are up my friend.
Prayers that your cat comes home safe and sound.
Wow, she’s a beautiful cat, I hope she returns home soon.....
LT might be up a tree and too afraid to meow in answer to your calls. Look up!
I recovered our lost, timid, indoor Calico by setting a humane trap out at dusk, using her regular canned food as bait. She turned up very quickly. DO NOT leave the trap unattended for more than an hour or two. A frightened animal may crush teeth trying to escape!
On my flyers, I offered a reward for her return or info leading to her return. Someone called me having seen her and that’s how I knew where to set the trap. She was less than a minute’s walk from our backdoor. LT may be VERY close to home.
Sometimes rescue groups will let you borrow a trap or two. Farm supply places sell them.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times one of another of our cats has disappeared. After rigorously searching the house over and over with no results, the darn cat just walked into the room as though nothing had happened. SO, do you have a pool table? One of my cats used to climb down in a corner hole out of sight and take a long nap. Another one caused us to search the neighborhood including my son going up and down a long block in the dark and climbing behind shrubbery to search. (Amazingly, nobody called the police and reported a suspicious person.) Finally, I did still another check of the inside of the house, and discovered our cat in my extra large linen closed perched way down behind a pile of towels. She was annoyed that I woke her up.
Don’t give up.
I don't trust either one of them so check with them several times a day......
A few years ago a lost standard poodle ended up at my house so I called the local animal shelter. The A'holes wouldn't give me the number of the people who lost it and they wouldn't call them to tell them I had the dog. They said they had to wait till the people called them again which they did a couple hours later while on the road looking for the dog
Also a few years ago, there was a feel good story about two fishermen who rescued a golden retriever in lake St. Clair and turned it over to the humane society.
A few days later the reporter followed up on the previous story and discovered the humane society had put the animal down because they said it was sick...........BS!
My understanding is that cats usually don't stray very far , but they are stealthy little things, making them hard to find. My cats 3 week adventure 2 blocks away, proved that theory.
Wow. The Humane society where I lived provided all information for me. Gave me the family’s name and number even though I knew who they were. They are also a no kill shelter. I guess it just depends where you live and whose running the organization.
That happened to my sister-in-law a couple of weeks ago. Although they looked all over the property for her, they couldn’t find her, but a day later, they found her under a bush near the backdoor she escaped from.
Praying for LT. Maybe she is hiding in a cabinet, closet; etc somewhere in the house. I used to think one of my cats got out; but alway found them somewhere in the house or around the house. If out, some cats like to stay in the bushes near the house; or climb something. Maybe this will help. They don’t always come when called either. Just keep trying and check with all the shelters and neighbors.
LOL! That might have been me too a couple years ago. I had a guy over to clean out my air ducts and had to leave door to the garage open for his aparatus. Normally my cat hides under the bed but when the guy went in their with his air hose, I saw my cat fly out of there. When the guy left, I searched the entire house and couldn't find the cat.
So I started walking around the small neighborhood for an hour rattling her food dish like a fool. No luck. So, I went out on the back deck and continued to call her. Finally I gave up and turned around to go back inside and there she was, standing on the other side of the screen door looking out at the fool on the back deck calling her name.
Evidently she found another secret hiding spot in the house where I couldn't find her.......LOL!
prayers up for your kitty
Beautiful kitty. He/she looks like she’s been poking in the fireplace ashes. I hope she finds her way home.
I have a similar story to this one, although it doesn’t involve one of my cats or a cat belonging to a friend...
One evening shortly after we moved into our house, I heard meowing coming from the roof. It was almost dark outside, so I got a flashlight and went into my back yard to see what I could find. As soon as I shined the light up to the edge of the roof, a black and white kitten walked toward my light. I then went to the garage and got a ladder so I could get him down.
Since he walked right up to me, I figured he had to belong to someone, so I posted pictures of him around the neighborhood asking to call my cell phone if anyone wanted to claim him. And sure enough, someone did. It turned out he’d been missing from home for over a week, and his home was several blocks away (though his owners did have to turn in on the same street we do when they went to and from their home).
He probably decided he needed to get out of the house for a bit, and then found himself on a strange roof. :)
We ask you to help us find
our dear pet who is now lost.
We know that you placed animals on the earth
for many reasons, including companionship for man.
We therefore ask you to help us find our lost companion,
and pray that You will keep him (her) safe
and protect him (her) from harm until he (she) is found.
We join our prayers with St. Francis,
St. Anthony of Padua, and all the saints,
and pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Because their eyes are so reflective I use a flashlight day and night to locate them.
It's heart breaking to lose a furry friend. A dog of mine was missing two weeks before a family responded to an ad I put in the paper. I was a mess over it.
Also, one day a white cat emerged from the woods behind the house. I left food for it where I'd seen it and the cat returned. Eventually it accepted me and hung around a lot.
I put ads in the paper, called local vets and put up telephone pole signs, and got a phone call just a few days later.
The cat had been missing for 6 months! The family's car pulled up at the house and a young boy ran toward the cat squealing its name. The joy of that family who had given up on their fur baby was a million bucks to me. And probably a zillion bucks to his family.
Praying for your beautiful kitty.
My husband had an “indoor cat” that got out once (before we were married). The cat was gone for over two weeks, just showed up on the porch one day. Skinny and looking kind of raggedy, but fine and glad to be home. Good luck to you.