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post #31 of 46
Oh, I'm so sorry about your cat. I don't have any real advice except not to give up. Put up signs, go to shelters, keep going back to your old house. Once my cat disappeared for over two weeks. She finally returned home smelling like perfume! I'l be sending you good vibes.
post #32 of 46
it seems to be a trend here that everyone who is from the UK lets their cats outside, but this goes to show that cats are no safer outside in England than they are here. This is why cats belong inside your house. If youwantthem to experience the outdoors, harness train them and take them out on a leash. There are cars and wild animals in the UK just as much as there are here in the states. I only hope your kitty shows up. Poor kitty...
post #33 of 46
I hope your kitty comes back soon. I have posted this before, but when I moved, my cat disappeared for almost a month. I think she was trying to find her way back to our old house. It was 150 miles away!! If you use kilometers there, I have no idea what that is the equivalent to, but it is far! Anyway she came back. She had lost a lot of weight, but she showed up on the doorstep when I got home from school. She was probably 10 years old then. She lived to the ripe age of 20. I think she was blessed with more than 9 lives!! Oh, and don't forget to look in the trees. My mom's cat was missing for a few days, and she found her in a tree. She was stuck. No one thought to look up when they were looking for her. Good luck, and don't give up!! I am sure your fluffy will come home!!
post #34 of 46
I am hoping Fluffy is home now, if not I have some suggestions.
I have been helping to reunite cats and people separated due to Hurricane Katrina here in the States for the last 18 months. Yes, we are still making reunions.

1. Make fliers and post them everywhere out to at least 1.5 kilometers from your new and old homes. Preferably with photos. There are some online places that have premade fliers that you can just plug in your own information then print it. Please make sure to note you want any information on possible matches including any deceased cats that may match his decription.

2. knock on all your neighbors doors and let them know your cat got out and is missing. ask them to please call and notify you if they seen any cat that may look like yours. Also ask if you can search their yards, under sheds any place he may be hiding. If they are not home, leave a note or flier with your contact information

3. call all the local vets and shelters. Give them a flier. Check the local sheters frequently.

4. See if you can borrow a humane trap from the shelter or animal control agency. This may be your best bet.

5. If Fluffy is used to sleeping with you, put something that smells like YOU outside for him along with food.

6. If he is afraid of outside he very well may hide, you need to be patient but persistent. One of my feral baby's got out 1 day after I moved. He knocked out a screen. I did not see or hear him for 14 days. I was up walking all night, shaking a food dish. Then one afternoon I saw him in the neighboring pasture. I called, he looked then RAN! I followed him and got him cornered under a neighborhing home. I sat there for 6 hours until I finally got him to come to me. He was SO happy once in my arms. I had to carry him around for two weeks then.

7. We have successfully used "game cameras" these are infra red motion detection digital camera $100 US. Set it up in your back yard to take photos at night so you can see what cats are showing up. Your Fluffy is the new cat to the territory so the other established cat may very well have pushed him off and are not allowing him to come back. So he may be a few doors down in a yard or garden that is not a territory to another established cat.

The most important thing when a cat is lost is to be PRO Active. Most people sit back and wait and that is the WRONG thing to do.

Please visit this site and look through all the links and stories. http://www.catsinthebag.org/ It will give a good idea what you are up against if you want to get Fluffy located again.

Oh.....and keep checking back at the old house. One of the rescued hurricane kittys was taken 50 miles away from home to the emergency shelter. He escaped his cage. 10 months later he showed up on the steps of his gaurdians Fema trailer, meowing his head off to be let in.

Cats are truly amazing creatures. Instinct quickly kicks back in and they will do what they need to keep themselves safe.

Please keep us posted on your quest and don't give up.
post #35 of 46
i really hope fluffy comes back soon. when my mum moved house about 5 years back now same thing happend to her.
she only moved about 15 mins away from her old place and her very scaredy cat *magic* got out and went missing , so we went round to her old place to look for her but nothing , about a week later we was looking again and we saw her , but she was so scared at the time she just ran from my mum. one night that suprised her and grabbed her* big mistake as she riped my dad to shreds* but they got her back , and shes a happy 9 year old who loves going out in the garden.
post #36 of 46
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the continuing advice and support guys it's helped alot.

Well it's day 5 and he hasn't came back yet, but i haven't lost hope. I'll definitely look into flyers and making my community aware of him and to contact me. I'll do my best to alert as many local animal shelters as i can too.

I think i'll go for another search for him again when it starts to get dark with the flashlight. I'm not sure how far to look though. We live in a housing estate so i guess looking around the majority of the estate wouldn't hurt. The chances are if he's hiding he will be hiding somewhere pretty good though, and he might not respond to my calls. But i'll give it a try.
post #37 of 46
Hi there, just checking back in on this one.............I am sorry Fluffy hasnt turned up yet, one thing that I was thinking as already mentioned, a neighbour might have started feeding him and, of course, he's gonna hang around there.......so, I know its a pain but knocking on doors might turn something up, even if its to say they have seen him kicking about

Rooting for ya
post #38 of 46
I keep reading this thread hoping that I'll read that Fluffy has come home. I'm sure she will. My neighbors put out flyers around the area when their cat was missing and they went walking and searching all yards. Their cat finally came home. So keep on praying. Fluffy should be an indoor cat after this escapade.
post #39 of 46
just checking back in.............I hope you have some good news
post #40 of 46
Don't give up on Fluffy! I had a good friend that lost a cat when she moved into a new apartment. Peanut escaped from his crate as they were carrying upstairs to the new apartment, and he was lost in the woods behind the complex for almost 5 weeks! He finally reappeared, after weeks of my friend searching and calling for him daily! He had lost lots of weight, but was otherwise ok! I'll be hoping for some goods news on Fluffy!
post #41 of 46
Any new news on Fluffy? You have gotten a lot of really good suggestions. I hope you find him soon.
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
It's been a while now since i last updated. But thats because there hasn't been anything to update about really. I'm starting to loose hope, it's been over 2 weeks and no sign of him at all.

It angers me that he still has his old collar on. So if anybody does find him, they can't even contact us. Atleast then i would of had the hope that somebody would ring.

Bah... i'm not sure what to do. About the only thing i didn't do was send out leaflets, i could still try that i guess. I just hope it doesn't end like this after growing up with that cat since i was aged 7
post #43 of 46
Awww, hon! Gon`t give up!

Do you have any photo`s of him?
I would make up the leaflets with a good picture if possible. Post them round all your neighbours in your new and old house. The further around the areas the better.
Also visit all your local vets, cats protection, rspca and independant shelters. Give them the leaflets and ask them to put one up on their notice boards.
Local papers/Friday Ad do lost and found colomns so try that as well.
Say that he is wearing his old collar.

I think this way if you still have no luck then you will know you have done everything you can. Someone may have taken him in and not been able to contact you and presumed he was stray so if you can get the word out you stand a better chance of finding him.

Come home Fluffy!
post #44 of 46
Yes I would still put up flyers in the new and old neighborhood. I do hope you find him very soon - one way or the other. Its hard not to have closure of some thing - whether its a happy or sad one.

Will keep praying for you to find him or he comes home ok.
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by woody599 View Post
It's been a while now since i last updated. But thats because there hasn't been anything to update about really. I'm starting to loose hope, it's been over 2 weeks and no sign of him at all.

It angers me that he still has his old collar on. So if anybody does find him, they can't even contact us. Atleast then i would of had the hope that somebody would ring.

Bah... i'm not sure what to do. About the only thing i didn't do was send out leaflets, i could still try that i guess. I just hope it doesn't end like this after growing up with that cat since i was aged 7
oh no, I am sorry to read this latest update

I would defo try leaflets, did you put posters up, that can help, you know in the local post office, chippy, sandwich bars etc, or maybe you could see if the free papers would let you put something in ? just a thought

Let us know
post #46 of 46
i'm sure you have put out tons of 'you' smelling stuff outside right????
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