We moved 13 months ago to a newly built home (from 90 miles away). Monday September 18th the landscapers came to take us from rough-grade to topsoil, mulch beds, patios, sidewalks and grass seed. Wednesday the 20th Smudge got out on our way to work and didn't return. The landscapers said she tried to get in during the day. We have not seen her since that morning. We have been out with flyers and had 3 calls of people spotting her in the watershed area of the development. My concern is that she does not know how to get home. So much dirt and mulch (that smells like manure) has been brought in....did it cover her scent and is she truly lost and can't find her way? What can I do to bait her home? We're going to do a trap on Thursday but I have heard there are a few cats living there so not sure if we'll get our baby back. My 5-year old cries nightly. Smudge's 3rd birthday is October 8th. She does have a microchip and has been reported missing but no word yet from any shelter or vet. Her collar was off (it was a new one and it needed to be tighter as it kept falling off so I took it off to "do later" and she runs out that morning UGH!). She is fixed and still has her claws (wouldn't think of removing them for situations like this). Any thoughts on the scent thing or tips to lure her home?
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9/26/06 at 7:15pm