Another missing cat thread :-(

(35 Posts)
happymummy2010 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:15:01

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 ?

QueenStromba Thu 02-May-13 08:29:44

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.

That's great news. I'm so pleased.

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 21:10:58

smile Another happy ending.

happymummy2010 Wed 01-May-13 21:10:01

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 smile

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 21:00:43

You will sleep well tonight happy. I bet your DS is thrilled. smile

cozietoesie Wed 01-May-13 20:56:05

Thank goodness - and ground him for a good few days anyway. At the very least until he's got his strength and weight back to your satisfaction.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 01-May-13 20:53:15

Oh thank heavens for that. Sometimes if it rains heavily they can't smell their way back home.

I'd keep him in for at least a week, just so he re-acclimatises to home.

QueenStromba Wed 01-May-13 20:48:35

Great that he's back smile

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.

happymummy2010 Wed 01-May-13 20:24:26

He is home grin

He was found quite a distance from our house. He was hiding on someone's drive. Luckily he was still wearing his collar so the people who found him could contact me.

He seems very thin and quite weak, but otherwise unharmed. Do you think we need to get him checked out at the vet ?

He has had a meal and is now crying by the back door to go outside again !

Any advice on how long to leave it before we let him out again ? I assume I need to leave it a few days for him to get used to the house again ? Any tips so he doesn't wonder off again ?

Thanks to you all for your support

QueenStromba Wed 01-May-13 19:08:42

Brilliant news!

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 18:40:23

OMG that is the best news. Yay!! Phew.

happymummy2010 Wed 01-May-13 18:39:32

Just had a call.. Someone has found him gringrin

On my way to collect him now... Will be back later....

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 18:12:28

That's great. hopefully someone will have some info.

happymummy2010 Wed 01-May-13 18:10:10

Thank you. Have printed 100 posters today so will be putting them up in the local area and posting through doors later tonight.

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 16:47:06

Just checking back in to say thinking of you happy.

joey99 Wed 01-May-13 10:15:53

Ah sorry to hear he isn't home yet. If it is any consolation our old cat who never ventured anywhere once went missing for 2 days and came home grubby and greasy like a sheep with a sore paw so she had obviously been shut in somebody's garage or something and trying to scratch her way out. It is the time of year people are in their gardens so could well be what has happened and fingers crossed he'll be home soon

Sparklingbrook Wed 01-May-13 07:31:44

Oh happy (((hugs))). Today is a new day, and it is still early days. Keep looking and spreading the word, and hopefully there will be news soon. x

happymummy2010 Wed 01-May-13 07:29:00

Still no sign of him... I have uploaded a photo of Mikey onto my profile. My DS is so upset he spent much of the day at school yesterday crying hmm

QueenStromba Tue 30-Apr-13 21:01:18

It's definitely a possibility especially since he wasn't neutered before he went to Battersea. Unneutered toms roam quite far so he could have easily gone out on Sunday, had a bit of a wander, found a place he knew and gone back to his original home from there.

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Apr-13 17:16:47

That's a good point QS. Hadn't even thought of him trying to find his original home.

happymummy2010 Tue 30-Apr-13 16:08:25

My DH has a photo on his phone we can use, so hopefully we can get some posters done tomorrow.

I just hope he is ok and just having a wonder around and not lying somewhere injured or locked on a shed.

QueenStromba Tue 30-Apr-13 15:50:29

I'm sure if you give Battersea a call they'll be happy to email you some pics of him. They might also be able to advise you on the best way to search for him. It's also worth asking them where he lived before - if it's not too far from you he might have ended up back there.

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Apr-13 15:33:57

When mine went missing I rang them sort of to alert them IYKWIM. So if one matching the description came in they would know, but they will contact you once they scan.

Do the rescue have any photos left?

happymummy2010 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:31:38

I haven't phoned the vets or rescue centres because I thought if he was taken in or found they world be able to contact me as he is microchipped. Is it still worth phoning around ?

I have designed a poster and just need to get some photo copies. His photo doesn't come out very clear on the photo copies though. Because we only had him for a short period we don't have many photos.

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Apr-13 15:22:53

sad Have you put any posters up yet or any leaflets round? Phoned all the local vets/cat rescues?

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