Ever wonder why your feline friend is so keen on exploring the great unknown just beyond your front door? It turns out, there’s a whole world of adventure, hunting, and territory marking that your cat craves. In some cases, your cat may be trying to escape from the noise and change of moving into a new home and is seeking a quiet haven.
We know from the discussions on our neighborhood chat that this happens frequently. It’s always a relief when we see an update of a lost cat story with a happy ending. But what happens when your curious or frightened companion takes a step too far and goes missing? Your cat is scared and too afraid to return to you despite your urgent calling. They may watch you in silence for days. Meanwhile, what do we do?
Utilize Humane Traps:
Investigate Feral Colonies:
Reuniting and Preventing Future Escapes:
Creating an Enriching Indoor Environment:
Ongoing Active Search:
Home Safe: The most important ingredient in a successful outcome is you. Be patient, look often in the same area, and vary the times of your route. Understand that your normally friendly and loving cat will act differently when panicked. It still loves you, but it is overcome by the fear of being in an unfamiliar place. Don’t take a wait-and-see approach. Putting your cat’s dirty litter box out to encourage it to return is passive and not effective. Do take an active approach by continuing to physically search.Your cat’s well-being depends on it. We hope that this information helps you bring your cat HOME SAFE.