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LavenderDoll Tue 03-Oct-17 19:58:53

Our cat has been missing now for a few days. We are out looking every night. I just can't bear the thought of never seeing him again.

MsMims Tue 03-Oct-17 20:07:57

Oh no, it's so stressful isn't it? flowers

It's still early days. Have you been going out calling frequently? Is he neutered?

LavenderDoll Tue 03-Oct-17 20:19:16

Yes neutered and chipped. He's a home boy - goes out but likes to potter round the house
He has never been out longer than 4 hours so 2 days is so unlike him
I feel so silly sitting here weeping but he is such a big part of the family

Want2beme Tue 03-Oct-17 20:21:25

Keeping fingers crossed that he'll come home ASAP. Is it possible he could be in someone else's house? It has been known.

LavenderDoll Tue 03-Oct-17 20:26:17

It was very windy/stormy the last time we saw him so I think maybe he has taken shelter somewhere
I might start knocking on doors
Poor boy - he's a rescue cat and had Such a rubbish start in life. I was meant to give him a happy and safe life and I feel like I've failed him

Hookedoncatnip Tue 03-Oct-17 21:09:04

Fingers crossed for you that he comes back soon. So stressful.

mumofone234 Tue 03-Oct-17 21:13:09

If you're desperate I've read somewhere that putting your own urine outside your house somehow lures back lost cats. I have NO idea if this works - it sounds like balderdash to me, but if my cat was missing I'd probably give it a try just incase its genius.

LavenderDoll Tue 03-Oct-17 21:29:45

I'm willing to try anything at this stage - thanks for the tip

Eenymeeny123 Tue 03-Oct-17 22:07:33

I read sticking is litter tray out in the back garden could work, as he will smell it. Fingers crossed he comes home soon.

MsMims Tue 03-Oct-17 22:16:10

If he's a home boy he's likely to be very close to home but trapped or too scared to come out.

Definitely start knocking doors and ask neighbours if you can help them look as 1) you'll be more thorough 2) more chance he'll show himself to your voice. Check garages/ sheds/ any empty houses/ building sites.

Go out when late and dark, and call him then listen quietly - you may hear a faint meow. Also take a torch and check under hedges etc, his eyes will reflect back.

Don't give up hope. One of ours went missing for a few days and was only 3 doors up, trapped in a garage. We'd walked past calling her hundreds of times but she didn't respond until after a few days when she meowed back.

Over the summer a friends cat went missing (totally out of character) for over a week then turned up out the blue. I was out searching for him and looked thoroughly so god knows where he'd been.

Lastly I hate to say this but have you called the local vets and council just to check he hasn't been taken in/ collected by them?

LavenderDoll Tue 03-Oct-17 22:49:10

Thanks flowers

Dolceandgabbana14 Tue 03-Oct-17 23:34:12

If your cat uses a litter tray, leave it outside scoff the scent will carry on the wind. Same with the contents of your hover bag. Put notes through doors asking neighbors to check their sheds and garages. Post a picture on Facebook local pages and posters on lamp posts.

My cat, who is sadly no longer with us, went missing for a week last year. He came back smelling of petrol and looking scraggly. We think he'd been shut in someone's shed. It's worrying, but don't give up hope. Fingers crossed for you.

ladybird69 Tue 03-Oct-17 23:45:00

Cats protection league have a missing and found section on their website. Mine went missing for 2 weeks and I posted on lost and the lady who found him 12 miles away posted found so together we got him back home. Also post on lost cats on fb and posters in shops and notes through local doors.
He's chipped very good chance you'll get him back (((big hug))) they're our babies aren't they.

sweetkitty Tue 03-Oct-17 23:48:17

Like everyone else our old moggy who lived indoors went missing for 5 days we searched everywhere, the snow was on the ground too, lookedput the window and there he was sitting in the neighbours garden!

Cats like to torment us

AmaraSas Wed 04-Oct-17 00:00:01

Have you checked all Your cupboards/wardrobes. I know it sounds daft but a few years ago i had a lil girl that went missing for a couple of days, we combed the neighbourhood only to finally find her in one of the walk in wardrobes in the attic room. I thought the mewing i was hearing was her trying to tell me where she was...... well technically she was, just a few feet from my bed!

Hope he comes back soon

LavenderDoll Wed 04-Oct-17 08:45:45

Thank you for all the kind words. I'm going to be making leaflets today and going out again tonight knocking on doors and posting leaflets. I've left litter tray outside and also his favourite scratch pole .

LavenderDoll Wed 04-Oct-17 15:24:04

Still no sign
I know it's early days but my heart breaks every time we get home and he still isn't there

mumofone234 Wed 04-Oct-17 17:01:40

Poor you - it's horrible. Don't give up hope. Keeping fingers crossed for you.

LavenderDoll Wed 04-Oct-17 22:16:04

Leafletted banged on doors and nothing
DH has been sleeping downstairs there is someone there if he comes home. Not sure how much longer it's feasible though

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 04-Oct-17 22:23:20

Large A3 posters up on lampposts, in Vets, local shops etc.
Lots of advice here https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-missing-lost-found#lost
Good luck.

LavenderDoll Thu 05-Oct-17 17:09:09

Just about to head out looking again . Trying to stay positive

MyGuideJools Thu 05-Oct-17 17:21:46

Just caught this thread. Wanted to say that our cat went missing for 9 days a few years ago. He hardly ever wandered very far. He came back on Xmas eve, I think he must have been shut in somewhere. He was starving and didn't leave my side when he came back.
I hope your boy comes back soonflowers

LavenderDoll Thu 05-Oct-17 17:33:47

Thank you. These stories keep me hopeful .

DavetheCat2001 Thu 05-Oct-17 21:12:07

Aww OP, I'm so sorry.

Are there any outbuildings/sheds/garages around that he could have got himself shut in? I've known of cats who have wandered off and turned up again months later.
Are you in a busy town or a more rural location?

LavenderDoll Thu 05-Oct-17 22:15:06

No not busy town... a small housing estate next to a nature reserve. Have just got back in from looking again. I can't give up trying to find him as if feels like I'm giving up on him
I had to tell his foster mum today - she was lovely but I feel like I promised him a safe loving home and I've just let him down .
Sorry I'm a misery tonight

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