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.
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.
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