Advice for Finding a Cautious Cat

Great news! Skittish, cautious cats have the highest recovery rate! Your cat will most likely stay close and stay hidden. Often cats like yours don’t meow, even when their owners are calling them. Leave food out so that your cat won’t have to travel far. Consider using a humane trap to recover your cat.

Advice for Finding a Trusting Cat

Talk to your neighbors in person! Use flyers and social media, and consider offering a reward. Friendly cats seek help from neighbors. Find that human!

Advice for Finding a Cat in an Urban Environment

Your cat most likely didn’t go very far. Talk to as many of your neighbors as you can. Find out where other outdoor cats go for food and shelter. Most cats share feeding stations. There’s a good chance your cat will be near a safe and stable food source.

Advice for Finding a Cat in an Unfamiliar Environment

Cats in unfamiliar environments tend to stick very close to their exit point. They find shelter as quickly as possible and then stay there until the danger has passed. Concentrate your search on where they got out! Talk to them softly and calmly, and be patient! Get them to come out from hiding!

Advice for Finding an Unfixed Cat

Adult cats who haven’t been fixed often travel farther away, so expand your search grid. Unneutered males are the most likely cats to be injured or forced to leave after a battle defending resources of food, water, shelter, and access to healthy mates. Unspayed females often disappear to find a mate or have kittens.

Advice for Finding a Lost Kitten

Kittens are likely to be rescued by humans. Talk to your neighbors and use social media. Talk to people in person whenever possible. This means hitting the pavement and knocking on doors. It’s old school, but it’s highly effective. People who connect with you in person are much more likely to call you when they … Read more