Finding A Lost Cat
Have you lost your cat? We will help you find it.
Cats generally do not go too far as they are very territorial animals and get disoriented quickly in an unfamiliar surroundings. When that happens, they get scared and tend to hide until they get brave enough to try and find their way back home, or find a food and water source. Therefore, cats are usually found when they come into someone's back/front yard looking for food. From there, if caught, taken to the local vet or pound.
Focus your search in the immediate vicinity of where your cat was last seen. Target the general public (red radius) within just a few blocks, but keep the blue radius (the Pet Network) nice and wide – as wide as you can, as you never know which vet your cat will be taken into, and the key is to try and cover all bases here.
Do not rely on your cat's microchip. We have had many cases where cats were not scanned or the chip failed. Some were not be scanned as the cat would not keep nice and still. To increase the chances of finding your cat you need to let as many people and organisations know as possible.
Concentrate most of your time on canvassing the neighbourhood and calling your cat's name, but never forget to visit your pound regularly and not rely on phone conversations with them, as verbal descriptions can be very misleading.
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