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New cat gone :-(

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mycatoscar · 06/04/2014 07:07

New cat arrived weds pm. We rehomed her from a friend who came back to the uk bringing the cat but now cannot keep her.

DH left the door to the cat flap open on Friday night and she's been gone since Hmm (we have another cat).

I've walked round all the local roads calling her, told the neighbours and the vet who have listed her in their lost book.

Feeling so worried for her. She had been an outside cat a road but had been kept in since coming back to the uk a few months ago. Poor thing must have been desperate to go out and explore.

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Birdsighland · 06/04/2014 07:30

Don't lose hope yet. She may return if she gets hungry as she has been fed at your house.

If she doesn't return, she may have had someone take her in and still be ok. If she was an outdoor cat before, she will have some street smarts. Fingers crossed she rambles back.

mycatoscar · 06/04/2014 07:37

It's cold and wet, I'm so worried about her. She had only been with us 2/3 days, I'm not convinced she'll remember where we are Hmm. Will go out calling again later.

What am I going to tell my friend who trusted me?

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Birdsighland · 06/04/2014 09:20

We once had kept two cats as indoors temporarily as we had moved to an apartment for a year. Although ground floor, I was petrified of letting them out in case a dog got them because it was a purpose built apartment block and there was only paved area outside and it was not a fenced garden. One of our boys rushed the door (husband) once and I was in bits. He came back. We let him in and out after that. He would sit on window sill, meow and loiter where he could see our door opening but not in too open an area when he wanted back in.

I tell you all this just to show you they can come back, although not familiar with the outside. Granted, we did have that cat for a good while but he had never been outside that apartment before.

You did not breach any trust. The unexpected happens. Put some food outside. The calling for her is a good idea. However, sometimes our monsters would be sitting somewhere with cover looking at me with little interest as I was calling them for ages if they didn't want particularly to come in.

Your best bet is she get hungry. She could be dry and snug under a bush (or somebodies lap), not moving 'cos of the rain.

Birdsighland · 06/04/2014 09:40

somebody's lap.

mycatoscar · 06/04/2014 09:53

Me and dd have just walked round local streets calling her and looking bushes, under cars etc.

We saw a cat that was similar but not her. Dd says it looked meaner lol!

Am just so pissed off with dh right now. He knows it's his fault the door was open but he will never admit it. Just keeps saying it would have happened anyway how ever long we'd kept her in Confused

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mycatoscar · 06/04/2014 09:54

I am hoping she is hiding out so where from the rain and that she'll hop over the fence anytime.

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cozietoesie · 06/04/2014 10:57

If it's any consolation, my experience is that they learn their new house pretty darned quickly. Fingers crossed for her.

mycatoscar · 07/04/2014 09:51

Still no sign Hmm but have spoken to pet log who have put a note of my contact details with her chip number and are sending me proper registration forms and today we are leaflet dropping neighbours and putting posters up in local shops, vets etc.

Pet log also suggested phoning council environmental health incase she has been run over . Hmm

The pet log man did day 3-4 days is perfectly normal though so I am not giving up hope yet.

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cozietoesie · 07/04/2014 09:54

Have a quick word with your postie as well if you're in when they come - they cover a fair old territory on their round.

WinterWinds · 08/04/2014 17:57

Don't give up hope after I moved here my old boy (no longer with us) escaped after 7 days.

I was so worried about him an thought he would never find his way back.
After 3 weeks I was starting to lose hope and he turned up at the back door.
I put a bag of used cat litter by the back door as I heard this helps them find the scent to get back home, but whether it worked or not I don't know.

How far away does your friend live as it is also possible the cat will try and find her way back there, (you'd be amazed to find how far they can travel to find their way back to familiar territory!).

I'd contact your friend and be honest with her. She might get an awful shock to find the cat one day at her door when she didn't realise it was missing.

WinterWinds · 08/04/2014 17:58

Sorry meant to say "Don't give up hope yet!!"

mycatoscar · 08/04/2014 20:03

I told my friend today, she was brilliant and has been over to help me look again. I've been calling early miring and late at night when all is quiet.

Have put her on the national cats protection database and in local paper too. (Cat not friend!)

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cozietoesie · 08/04/2014 20:18

Good for your friend. Her possible reaction was a big weight on your mind, I think?

mycatoscar · 10/04/2014 15:09

I've just had a neighbour from 2 streets over show me a photo of a cat he saw in his garden 2 hours ago. It did look like our lost one but was quite grainy. Obviously gone now but makes me wonder if she is still about.

Also saw a couple of men on the corner who told me their neighbour has been feeding a ginger cat lately. I don't know if they were winding me up though as they heard me calling her and had seen the posters. They gave me an address of the neighbour but this could well be a wind up. Not to judge but they were drinking beer and sitting on a wall if the community centre at 3pm!

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