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my cat got out and it is 10 degrees out

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi. I am new to this message board.

My brother "accidently" let the cat out yesterday. It has been just under freezing to about 8 degrees between the time I think the cat got out and now. I am at wits end. I have been calling him. making lucky(his name) noises. I made food related noises. I left the porch light on. I made him a warm house and left him food. I don't know what else to do. I am going to call the shelter tomorrow and make posters to give to the neighbors. All of this isn't enough. I am worried because it is freezing out and I would like to know what to expect or even what else I can do. I need some advice. please help me.


Kasia
post #2 of 22
he probably is very close to the house, hunkered down for warmth- if you can call for him about 2:00 a.m. the world is quiet then and they do sometimes come to you. Keep the stress out of your voice (I know, it's hard, but crucial) if they hear stress, they won't respond-

Here is a website to help www.lost-pets.org
post #3 of 22
Aww good luck finding your kitty. Welcome to TCS, btw.
post #4 of 22
Kasia, I can imagine how distraught you feel, especially since it's so cold out now. You've already done some smart things to help your cat come home, or at least stay warm til he's back inside.

There's another very helpful website you can try, www.catsinthebag.org, that will give you more advice. A woman in my town used what she learned from the site to get her indoor-only cat back home. Her cat was gone 5 weeks, so don't give up! The sooner you use the tips on the site, the better.

Sending good thoughts and wishes for Lucky's quick return home. Please keep us updated.
post #5 of 22
my cat was missing for 5 days before she came back. we left a trail of dirty litter leading up to the house for her to follow. http://www.soyouhavelostyourcat.co.uk/ heres another link that might be helpful. pm me if you need any support or advice.
post #6 of 22
also make sure you speak to the neighbourhood kids. thats how we found our cat (though she didnt want to come home!) a group of kids kept an eye out for her and carried copies of the posters we made with her photo and our phone number on. they rang us on their mobile phones as soon as they saw her. even though we couldnt catch her atleast we knew she was ok.
post #7 of 22
I'm sorry to hear your kitty is missing - I hope he comes back really soon. You've got lots of good advice here. It may seem like a big adventure for him now, but before long he'll want his nice warm home and full dinner plate again.

Keep in touch with TCS - there's loads of people who can give you lots of help here
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
today is the third night he lucky has been out. If anyone Lives in the Plainfield area of New jersey and finds a brown tiger with a white belly and some brown on his nose let me know.... I am so bumbed. Thank you all for your advice. It is very nice of you to give me your support.

kasia
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by catatonickasia
today is the third night he lucky has been out. If anyone Lives in the Plainfield area of New jersey and finds a brown tiger with a white belly and some brown on his nose let me know.... I am so bumbed. Thank you all for your advice. It is very nice of you to give me your support.

kasia
Oh Kasia..I'm so sorry...you must be going through emotional Hell right now. I'm in NYC so the vibes I am sending are not far from you...hope you get them and your baby back STAT!
post #10 of 22
http://www.flealess.org/lostpets/newjersey.html


You never know- someone may find him
post #11 of 22
Kasia, I'm not very far from you either - I'm in Bergen County.

Call every shelter in your area and report him lost - and ask if anyone recently brought in a cat matching his description.

I hope you've looked at the websites that were mentioned to help you find Lucky. They'll explain the things you can do to bring him home. The "catsinthebag" site even has "psychological profiles" to help determine how your cat might react to being outside and which strategies to use depending on temperament.

You're going through a terrible time right now, and I can only imagine what it must be like. Don't give up, though. Chances are he's close by - but disoriented and scared, so keep trying.
post #12 of 22
Sending lots of vibes, I hope you find your little one.
post #13 of 22
Kasia, just wondering how you're doing and if there has been any sign of Lucky.
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
Lucky is back. I found him in the neighbors yard today. He is in very good health and seems perfectly content.

Thanks to everyone for your support. I am so glad he is home.
post #15 of 22
YAY! Glad he is home
post #16 of 22
That's awesome to hear!
post #17 of 22
YAY, LUCKY!!! I am so glad he's home - what terrific news!!! Guess he got all those "come home" vibes! Lucky has lived up to his name!

Thanks for letting us know!
post #18 of 22
Yay, I'm so happy he's home.
post #19 of 22
Great to hear!
post #20 of 22
YAY!!! Lucky's home . I'm so glad he's back.
post #21 of 22
Dear Kasia, We are so sorry that you are having this difficult time! You have been given some excellent advice! Maverick_kitten is right about asking the neighborhood children - they can act like your own private detectives & often know lots. There is an excellent chance that, due to the intense cold, Lucky has been taken inside by some kindhearted person, perhaps a child or someone elderly, who may not actively attempt to find his owner. Keep up hope & keep on trying to find your baby. Even though not knowing what's happening with him is excruciatingly difficult, try not to torture yourself or let your imagination run wild. A candle burns in our window, to show our support for a happy reunion with Lucky & yourself. Susan (&Icy,JC,Joey,Cinders)
post #22 of 22
<whew> I am so glad Lucky is back. When I saw your post go up I couldn't respond, it brings back some really deep feelings of guilt and loss over my beloved friend of 11 years, SiSi. I do read so many of these posts and always start to cry. I am SO VERY HAPPY he is home. You have a strong bond with him and love him very much! Happy day.
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