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Cats free to leave the house could move away, throwing their humans into anxiety and despair. Knowing the habits of our friend we could guess with certainty when we should start worrying. It would be useful to put the microchip on the cat to facilitate those who find it to get in touch with the owner. You could also equip our cat with a collar with your mobile number written on it but IMPORTANT: only collars with safety opening, otherwise they are more dangerous than advantageous. Lots of cats get entangled and suffocated by their collars.

I repeat, all collars must have a safety lock and open with minimal pressure to allow the cat to free itself if necessary.

The domestic cat is a territorial animal. If sterilized and fed it moves around its home for a 5 km radius. It does not need to go further because it does not have to find food or territory to reproduce. So the first searches are carried out in the area.
If our four-legged friend were to leave home, let's not panic and start searching immediately.


Before we start looking for our beloved cat outside the home, let's make sure that our little friend is not hiding in some closet or drawer at home. That he hasn't been locked up somewhere or in some room, under furniture or beds. Whether it's not in the garden, inside the wooden house or under hedges or whatever. Let us remember that the cat is a master in hiding places and in putting themselves in uncomfortable situations.

Once we are sure that our friend is not at home and in our garden, it is essential to immediately start research with all our tenacity by following these simple indications (speed of action and immediacy of the intervention are essential):

a) Create and print posters with a detailed description of the lost cat (sex, color of fur, age, breed, indicate whether sterilized or not, etc.), photos, telephone numbers and place of loss.

b) Call all the neighbors, handing the poster and asking to check in their gardens and in their tool sheds and in all the places where he could accidentally be imprisoned and of course let him call you if they spot him and inquire about when he was last time he was seen and where. If you have a WhatsApp group of neighbors, send an appeal with photo and description of the cat.

c) Carrying the pet carrier with you, go and look for it on foot around the house, gardens, woods, parks and streets, calling insistently trying to hear if you hear a meow or response meows. He may have climbed a tree and could no longer get off.

d) Hang posters around your home, in parks and on the streets.

e) Bring the posters and hang them in all local veterinary surgeries, pet shops, supermarkets and pharmacies and in the places of greatest turnout (stations, parking lots).

f) Run the appeal and the poster on the internet, on the various social networks (Facebook for example) asking for shares and publish it on the groups of lost and found and similar animals and on the appropriate search sites for lost animals.

g) Do not be discouraged if the research does not immediately lead to results, persevere with tenacity in your research. A cat can be found or returned home even after many months.

If you have any information to add to help find our friends, write them to the following address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will be added to the list. Any advice is useful to help our little friends to return to their homes and reunite them happily with their families.

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Catadvisor Team