If you have lost a cat - you may want to browse found pets by scrolling our map to the place where you have lost your pet and by clicking found pets' map markers. Or you may want to post lost cat classified ad by pressing button in the bottom right corner of the map:Browse found pets on a map or
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If you have found a cat - you may want to browse lost pets by scrolling our map to the place where you have found your pet and by clicking lost pets' map markers. Or you may want to post found cat classified ad by pressing button in the bottom right corner of the map:Browse lost pets on a map or
Add found pet classified ad
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What to do if you lost a cat or a kitten.
How can you find a missing cat ? The most important thing now is to cool down and follow our advices! Then your chances of finding a lost cat will increase noticeably.
First, you need to make sure that your cat is lost. Carefully inspect all places where the cat hides, gradually expanding the search area. It is possible that the cat is just frightened and it is hiding.
If you can not find the kitty in the usual places, the further actions will depend on the type of your pet (a domestic cat or a free-range cat), character (a shy or evasive cat, an independent cat, an explorer cat), cat's breed(valuable breed, for example, Sphinx, Scottish Fold, British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Savannah cat or ordinary Mixed Breed Cat) and the place where you've lost the cat (in the city or in the country).
Depending on how well your cat is accustomed to the street , you need to use various cat search tactics:
- Usually, a domestic cat runs away not too far from home and to find a cat of this type would not take much time. After domestic cat falls into an unfamiliar environment, it usually has shock, in which the cat's instincts tell it to hide and wait. In this case, you can, on your own or with a group of friends or neighbors, look around the neighborhood searching for the cat. Do not forget - the cat hides in fear, and therefore will not come out to you and will not make a sound, as this will disrupt her disguise. The same rules apply to shy or evasive cats.
- If your pet is an outdoor cat or has an independent character - finding the cat will be more difficult. The first thing you need to do is to let more people know about the missing cat. Spreading information about this is easy using online pet search services, such as Petrieve . Share in popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and others by creating a lost cat's page on Petrieve. It is also possible to use television and newspapers. Sometimes it's reasonable to report to local law enforcement offices, animal shelters or pounds and veterinary clinics, especially if you believe your cat was stolen.
Lost cat posters also play an important role. It is also possible by using our service to compose and print the missing cat's flyers . Promote flyers at road intersections and crowded places, hand out to neighbors and passers-by in the cat loss area . If your cat is evasive and do not like strangers - be sure to include this in your classified. Attempts to catch such an animal will scare it away even more from places where people may spot it.
If your pet is of a valuable breed - there is a possibility that the cat was stolen. In this case, it is very important to spread cat loss information as widely as possible (and here Petrieve would be useful again) and think about offering a reward .
Depending on the place you've lost a cat there are different searching patterns you may want to apply:
- If a cat disappeared in a city - look around the neighboring yards, if possible, check cellars and attics too. Carefully inspect trees and shrubs - cats can hide there and not make a sound, even if they know your voice.
- If a cat disappeared in the country or outside of a city - let the owners of neighboring sites know and ask for permission to inspect their territory and buildings while searching for the lost cat. Talk to the dog owners - maybe when they were walking they saw your missing cat in the vicinity, the dog chased a cat etc.
If you are looking for a missing cat - for your convenience use our map of found pets. Find a place where the cat has disappeared, look at the map markers in the area (click them to get more information) - maybe your cat has been aleady found and it is already waiting for you!
Below you can find a list of countries where lost cats have been registered on Petrieve: