We rehomed a cat 6 weeks ago and he settled in well. He started exploring our garden 2 weeks ago and always came back when we called him or shook his box of food. We always made sure he didn't go out at night . Last night however he went out at 7pm and hasn't come home since.
My husband has spent all day searching for him with no luck. My 9yr old DS is devastated.
Mikey the cat is microchipped and was wearing a collar with a disc with my phone number on.. But he is nowhere to be seen. He was neutered at Battersea before we rehomed him.
We have asked all our neighbours but no one has seen him. I'm a bit worried he may have been Hurt by a fox.. How likely is that to have happened ?
Any other suggestions or ideas of what we can do to find him ?
If you're worried about him then you should take him to the vet for your own sanity. He could well be dehydrated, it hasn't rained the last few days and you don't know if he's been locked in a shed or something.
I still think you should give Battersea a call and ask where he used to live. If it turns out that he had tried to go to his old house then at the very least you'll know where he's likely to be if he goes missing again and you can ask the neighbours to look out for him and call you if he turns up there. Maybe his old owners had to give him up because they had to move and the people who live there now have been wondering who the random cat that's been hanging around is.
Yes.. DS is very pleased and didn't want to go to bed and leave him.
I did call Battersea today to register him as missing and the girl I spoke to said that once the cats are rehomed all their details get deleted. I would be very surprised if this is the case... Maybe she got it wrong ?
I will phone back tomorrow to let them know he had been found and will ask again.
I'll see how he is in the morning and decide whether he needs to visit the vet. He is curled up in his normal position on the stairs now
Seems strange if they do delete the details straight away especially since you can see the Battersea vet for the first three months for conditions related to their stay. Maybe the vets have files that the receptionist can't access or something.