I don't know what else to do. I have a 7.5 month old kitten who is an indoor/outdoor kitty. She doesn't stay outside for longer than a half an hour to an hour at any given time. She doesn't like the cold. I live in a suburb of Boston. Last saturday( the 12th), after a snowstorm had just wrapped up I went outside to shovel and let her out with me. Since the storm was over and it was starting to warm up (the snow was actually melting by the end of it). An hour later I called for her but she never came in. I called her all night and she never came back. This is not like her at all. She's very domestic and snuggles a lot. She's not aggressive at ALL. She is small but almost grown, and has not yet been spayed/neutured. It has been 5 days she's been missing and I'm heart broken. I don't know how else to try to find her. I put up posters, stuck leaflets in mailboxes around my neighborhood. I put an add in the local paper that came out today. No one has reported a found cat or called me.
I live in a suburb with connecting woods. I have put food outside and it remains untouched. I put catnip in the yard, my sweaty clothes on the deck and her litter sprinkled around to catch her scent. She is no where to be found. My question is has anyone had a cat lost in the winter longer than a week and it came home? I'm scared to death that she is freezing and hungry and will die if she doesn't come home soon. There is still about 2 feet of snow on the ground. The good news is that it hasn't dipped below 25 degrees at night since she's been missing and the days have been in the 40's. I really need some advice. Should I just assume that she is gone, or should I keep up hope? Does anyone have any advice or stories of survival in the same scenario? Thank you SO much inadvance. I'm heartbroken. =( =( I will make her an inside only cat if she ever comes back. I'm so sad.