Our beloved cat is missing, Any advice?
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Our beloved cat is missing, Any advice?
May 4 2011, 08:35 PM
Joined: 29-March 07
Member No.: 10400
Sorry to post this in the music forum but I wondered if any of you forumites might have some advice for us.
Our 3 year old tabby is now missing for 2 days. He's white with black/grey markings. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
He has never been away for so long from home. We last saw him at 5 pm on Monday evening when he went out after having his food. Usually he comes back late at night or first thing next morning but he didn't. I went to work thinking that he's probably just around but then when he hadn't been back all day, we started to get a little worried. We have combed the entire neighbourhood, calling out for him and looked in the bushes. We have informed the vets, put up posters and asked around with the neighbours. I have also posted his details on a couple of missing animal websites. I have also called the local council in case he has been run over and also the RSPCA. He's often seen out with another cat from the neighbourhood, but I have gone and checked and this cat is still at home and he has been hanging around our house.
We have just been out again looking for him. Usually he just comes when we call out for him but he's nowhere to be seen. Not sure what has happened to him, and this is so worrying.
We're all just devastated. It's surprising how hard this has hit us. There is this very intense feeling of loss and helplessness. Our daughter is extremely attached to him and she boards during the week, so we haven't even told her yet as we are worried how she would react and cope without us at school.
Any advice/ suggestions? Is there still any hope for us considering it has been more than 48 hours now? This is just not his usual pattern.
May 4 2011, 08:52 PM
Joined: 2-October 09
Member No.: 76764
Many years back something similar happened to our cat - I can't remember exactly how long he was missing but it must have been two days or more. One evening I opened the front door and there he was. He'd been (I think) hit by a car (and needed an operation on his leg). We thought he'd probably just had to stay somewhere until he felt strong enough to make his way home.
That probably isn't a great deal of help - but I do hope your cat makes it back to you. Fingers crossed for you. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
May 4 2011, 09:07 PM
Joined: 18-April 11
From: Bury St Eds, Suffolk
Member No.: 243543
So sorry to hear about your cat's disappearance.
My advice would be to physically go round all the houses in your neighbourhood and, hopefully, speak with them or, if no reply, put a note through their door. Ask them to check their sheds and garages etc. This is the time of year when folks are gardening and he may just be shut in a shed.
Also, your local Cats Protection will have a Lost and Found person - it's worth contacting them, if you haven't already.
It's a difficult time, when your cat goes missing. I've been through it twice, with different cats. You can't but help imagine the worse but - the worst may not have happened.
Cats have been known to go wandering, some way or another, and turn up after quite long periods, as if nothing had happened.
Yes, it will be an added anxiety regarding your daughter.
You have my best wishes.
from another cat lover
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