Haven't seen my cat since last night :(

(27 Posts)
GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:19:57

Where is he? sad he went out last night and comes back in the morning for breakfast. Still no sign, been out shook food but nothing. I'm picturing him run over sad please reassure me

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:20:33

I wish I could get a GPS tracker for a collar

cozietoesie Sun 21-Apr-13 20:22:46

Has he got a chip, Girl?

Oh dear. It's awful isn't it. I'm sure he'll be back soon. And you can get a GPS tracking system for cats - I've looked into it - but it costs about £3000. I'm seriously considering it though ...

If there's still no sign tomorrow put notes on lamp posts and through doors and ask people to check their sheds.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:29:22

£3000?! I was thinking something similar to 'Wheres my iPhone' smile

Yes he has a chip but no collar. He always gets it off so gave up but I wish he did have one now as if he's been hurt they could call me sad he's only 1yrs old. I adopted him from cpl.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:30:37

He's only recently been spending the night outside, his choice. Usually he comes in and sleeps on the bed but he stayed out.

I think they do this periodically just to freak you out, they do usually turn up again. Might be worth asking neighbours to check garages/sheds etc as once when one of ours disappeared she'd followed next door neighbour into storage space under house without them realising and they had locked her in.

cozietoesie Sun 21-Apr-13 20:32:09

A chip is a lot better than a collar - vets etc will automatically scan for a chip if they receive a stray whereas collars can come - or be taken - off.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:49:21

What if he's hurt or been run over? Will I ever find out?

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 20:53:20

Just seen this www.trackmycat.com/ £60 for a gps collar that tracks them on google maps. Wish I had got that. I really hope he comes back he's a lovely boy

whethergirl Sun 21-Apr-13 21:37:58

This has happened a few times with my 2 year old cat. A couple of times he has just turned up a day later, without a care in the world.

One time he disappeared for a couple of days so I started calling his name at each garage and shed on our street that I could see. Halfway down our street I heard him meow from one of the garages! The owner wasn't due to open her garage for another week so I was really lucky to have found him. I thought the whole cats getting locked in sheds/garages was a bit of a myth, but it does happen and it's worth checking.

I know how you feel, it's awful isn't it. Hope he'll be alright, they normally are.

whethergirl Sun 21-Apr-13 21:39:21

Wow that cat tracker looks great! Think I'll get one!

Right, you're going to ring all the local vets tomorrow, the local rescues and, I'm afraid, the council refuse dept.

Then you need posters up in the local area and to walk around calling him.

Phone the chip company and report him missing, some chip companies help with posters iirc.

Don't give up hope. In the future keep him in at night, it's a dangerous time for him.

I lock ours in the conservatory.

GotMyGoat Sun 21-Apr-13 22:23:34

You're not in oxfordshire are you? Been some kitty disappearances locally sad

Sparklingbrook Sun 21-Apr-13 22:28:09

I hope he comes back soon. Don't forget to tell the Postman/Binmen and letting the neighbourhood children know. They can lookout for him.

Fingers crossed x

Oh wow. GPS trackers are certainly cheaper now than when I looked into them (about two years ago). That is a really good idea.

I'm sure he'll come back though OP. Try not to worry yet.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 21-Apr-13 23:35:37

I've already updated him as missing on the chip website which alerts all vets. If he doesn't come back by morning ill print off some posters too sad

Thank you Sparkling

No I'm in London, Goat

Problem is I can't get him to come in, in the evenings so he stays out all night now it's warmer. He usually howls at the window at 6am but didn't today. I hope he's ok he's so lovely

GirlWiththeLionHeart Mon 22-Apr-13 07:44:37

Strolled in this morning !! Bastard smile so happy

Phew!

Lock him in at night from now on. Little tinker

cozietoesie Mon 22-Apr-13 08:01:48

Little blighter - but glad he's back.

smile

LetUsPrey Mon 22-Apr-13 08:15:45

So relieved he's back. Had a similar thing yesterday with my cat.

He waited until both cars were gone from the house and came back whilst everyone was out!

GirlWiththeLionHeart Mon 22-Apr-13 08:17:39

Little buggers. I'm making a right fuss of him, love him

Our cat had a talent for coming back as dh was driving out the road at 1am to look for him. I think he waited on the garage roof, it was an area with little street lighting so he could be stealthy.

Don't forget to ring the chip company up.

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Apr-13 09:49:00
GirlWiththeLionHeart Mon 22-Apr-13 10:55:20

grin

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