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BalletShoe Sat 18-Jul-20 08:43:50

My beloved boy has been missing for 48 hours now. He is an outdoor cat and comes and goes as he pleases. He ventures further than our garden but is always within earshot of me calling him.

I've hung up blankets outside, put his usual food out and walked around the surrounding area calling him. I'm not sure whay else I can try. He is on every local facebook page and I've reported it to the microchip company and Cat's Protection who I got him from. He has a collar so its obvious he has a home.

Has anyone got any positive stories of their cats randomly reappearing after unexplained absence?

We have had him for a year so he knows his home. I'm worried he's either hurt or that someone has taken him in.

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Oldestchild90s Sat 18-Jul-20 10:04:31

@BalletShoe Sorry to hear that 😢 my nans cat disappeared off the face of the earth for about 6-9 months before, he was about 2 miles away living with someone else for a bit until someone bothered to check his chip. My nan had given up all hope and nearly had a heart attack when the vets called to tell her the brilliant news! He'll come back, you see these threads on here all of the time, and on facebook! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Want2beme Sat 18-Jul-20 10:34:07

It's heartbreaking when they decide to go on the missing list. Mine have disappeared for a few hours and for a night or 2, especially when they've recently come to live with me. It's as if they get an urge to go and explore a little further away from home. Hope he comes home to you very soonsmile

thecatneuterer Sat 18-Jul-20 10:55:50

This week, thanks to a chip, i reunited someone with their cat that had been missing since March last year. But of course I hope it doesn't take as long as that for your boy to turn up.

BalletShoe Sat 18-Jul-20 12:58:20

Thanks all, I've tried all the usual tricks to no avail so he's either pretty far from home or something's happened to him.

Here he is, in all his fluffy one-eyed glory. You couldn't miss him if you saw him for obvious reasons!

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Oldestchild90s Sat 18-Jul-20 13:55:58

@BalletShoe He'll be ok, positive thoughts 😺 cats want an adventure sometimes!

Chickydoo Sat 18-Jul-20 14:09:54

One of mine was in a neighbours garage for 2 days. I was calling & I head her. She was fine.
At the start of Corona another one of my cats vanished. We found her shut into a house that was empty & being renovated. We were looking for 4 days. We heard head mewing when we were looking through the windows. We broke in & rescued her.

Go out tonight when it's quiet & call a lot!
Fingers crossed for you.

Want2beme Sat 18-Jul-20 14:17:57

What a gorgeous puss. I've got everything crossed.

Pancakeorcrepe Sat 18-Jul-20 17:06:17

It’s still early days, I’m sure he will turn up!
Go out in the evening just before it gets dark and call him, shake the Dreamies. Leave some bits of his outside and leave an easy access for him to come back in. Also knock on doors and put something on your local Facebook, ring vets around. I cannot stress how important it is to knock on neighbours’ doors and ask them to check their garages, outbuildings and stuff like that. Knocking on doors takes time but does really work.

Pancakeorcrepe Sat 18-Jul-20 17:07:29

Like @Chickydoo says go for a good walkaround and familiarise yourself with empty houses, houses which are having work done and stuff like that. Cats are nosey buggers!

BalletShoe Sun 19-Jul-20 01:02:42

Thankyou all for your well-wishes.

My boy brought himself home this afternoon but could barely walk and has been injured somehow from the waist down. He has been sedated at the emergency vet and will have an overnight stay while they x-ray and examine him - he was in too much pain for them to do so when he was awake.

I need to wait till morning to find out how he is.

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CarrieMoonbeams Sun 19-Jul-20 02:16:24

Oh no, poor wee lamb. Sending you a hand-hold, and a gentle head-rub to your lovely boy. I hope you have some positive news in the morning. Try to rest now flowers

Oldestchild90s Sun 19-Jul-20 08:00:57

@BalletShoe Glad he returned home but so sorry to hear that he's injured 😭 please let us know how he gets on 😿

puzzledbubbles Sun 19-Jul-20 08:04:09

Hope that you have some good news on your boy this morning

BrandNewShinyThings Sun 19-Jul-20 08:30:39

Your poor pusscat. Hope he's OK, let us know how he gets onthanks

Want2beme Sun 19-Jul-20 10:40:04

So sorry to hear this. What a trooper he is to get back home to you, poor old sausage. Hope all goes well🤞🤗

BalletShoe Sun 19-Jul-20 13:17:10

Thanks all for your well wishes. Poor boy has fractured his leg in two places and the bone has punctured his skin right through. He's back at our regular vet now for more x-rays and will probably need pins in it. Waiting to hear when surgeon is available.

Someone has hit him with their car and not stopped sad

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EachandEveryone Sun 19-Jul-20 13:19:31

Thank gif he managed to get himself home to you. I wish him a swift recovery flowers

Oldestchild90s Sun 19-Jul-20 13:20:53

@BalletShoe He'll be ok op, thank god he's home and safe with you now (well at the vets but you know what i mean) best wishes to him 🥰

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 19-Jul-20 13:29:28

I'm so sorry. Everything crossed for your lovely boy flowers.

OLGADEEPOLGA Sun 19-Jul-20 13:43:29

Ours went AWOL for 4 days last month, we were worried sick. 11pm on 4th night in he walked happy as can be as if he'd only been gone 5 mins.

OLGADEEPOLGA Sun 19-Jul-20 13:44:55

Apologies didn't read full thread. Hope your cat recovers quickly x

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 19-Jul-20 14:03:33

He got himself home though. I honestly wish mine had. No one stopped when mine got hit either.

maybelou Sun 19-Jul-20 14:03:49

oh that's awful OP, i hope he's feeling better soon! he's absolutely gorgeous, i'm thinking of you both 💕

Pancakeorcrepe Sun 19-Jul-20 14:41:33

Your poor boy, I’m glad he made it home. What a shock for you. Here is wishing for a good recovery 💐 you must be beside yourself with the worry x

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