• Contact local Veterinarians, Animal Emergency Clinics, Rescue Organizations and pet related businesses to make them aware your pet is missing. Email, fax or deliver a flyer.


  • Call authorities responsible for deceased animal removal from roadways every other day. (This information can be obtained by calling Animal Control or Animal Shelters within your area).

  • Thoroughly CONTINUE TO SEARCH within the neighborhood or area your pet went missing. Knock on all doors and advise neighbors and businesses you are still missing your cat. If not previously given, provide them with a flyer. Ask for permission to search their premises again.

  • PLEASE answer phone calls and investigate all reported sightings. (Some people do not like leaving messages).

  • Keep a JOURNAL recording all sightings. Include the person's name, phone number, date of sighting and sighting location.

  • Consider usingEvery Door Direct Mail (EDDM).  A service provided by the U.S. Postal Service, designed to send mail directly to specific areas or locations, reaching every home.

  • My CONSULTATION SERVICE provides one-on-one guidance and instruction in your search. Each lost pet case is individually profiled, aerial views studied then a strategic plan of action is discussed ensuring that you are searching for your cat as we normally would in the most effective method possible.

  • If your cat is missing in the Volusia and Flagler County area I can provide a thorough Search of the area where your cat went missing, set-up and monitor luring equipment and provide Humane Trapping Services. For more information please see RECOVERY SERVICES.

  • When making posters, flyers or social media postings…keep 1 obvious identifier out of the information. When someone calls claiming to have your pet, ask questions pertaining to that particular identifier so you will know for sure if it is your pet.
  • Never wire money to anyone claiming to have your pet unless you are absolutely positive and have been given absolute proof that they have your pet and this is not a scam.
  • Always have someone accompany you when meeting a stranger to pick up your pet and try to meet in a very public location.

Please remember to take care of yourself, try to rest, think encouraging thoughts and regroup when needed. Jeopardizing your health will not help you or your pet.

  • PLACE FLYERS at all local businesses that will allow. 

  • Advertise your lost cat: provide the best picture or description of your cat, location lost and contact information on all possible social and media venues available. Such as Newspapers, Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter etc. If your cat is missing within the Volusia and Flagler County area and you have a Facebook account place posts on the following:  

Professional help for a lost pet
Located in Ormond Beach Florida

Your cat will most likely want to eat a lot 
Feed only small portions in intervals each hour and have your cat examined by a Veterinarian as soon as possible to make certain your cat is not suffering from dehydration or bacterial and parasitic infections.

Lost Indoor only Cat information

Lost Indoor Cat
PET PI found my cat

 First Private Investigation agency in Florida specializing exclusively in reuniting lost cats and dogs with their loved ones

    lost pet specialist ~ private investigator 

Helpful information to help find a lost indoor only cat provided by Florida Pet Investigators at PET PI

PET PI Lost Pet Specialists

If no one witnessed your "Indoor-Only" cat escape, search more thoroughly within your home first. Remember to search box-springs of beds and furniture, behind drawers, in pantry’s and cabinets. Anywhere or anything that may have been opened and closed prior to your cats’ disappearance. If a cat is scared, sick or injured... he/she may hide in silence not making a sound.

Depending on your cat’s personality of being friendly verses shy or skittish can determine how far they may travel.  A friendly gregarious cat may travel farther distances exploring but a cat that has a tendency of being shy or hide when people come to visit will usually find an immediate safe hiding place and could possibly remain hidden in silence for up to 7 to 10 days unless scared further away or until they feel safe enough to venture for food. Place some of your cat's normal food near the area of escape in hopes of preventing your cat from searching for food elsewhere when they do become hungry.

I recommend performing an immediate THOROUGH search of your entire property, search into and under everything!!! If your cat is not found go door to door to neighboring homes and businesses to provide your cat's flyer and ASK PERMISSION to thoroughly search their front and back yards. 


that never goes outside...

  • If your pet has a Microchip, call the manufacturer to ensure your contact information is correct.

  • PHYSICALLY go to and walk throughout all local Animal Shelters. (Animal shelters in Volusia County have a stray hold policy of only 72 hours! After 72 hours the animal becomes the property of the shelter allowing the animal to be adopted, transferred into a Rescue Organization or euthanized.) Inquire concerning your local animal shelters stray hold policy and physically check the shelter accordingly. PLEASE DO NOT rely on just calling the shelter most shelter staff answering phones are not aware of every animal located within the shelter at any given time and database information on incoming animals could be incorrect when running a data search.

  • Call your local Animal Control agency and file a "LOST" pet report.

  • POSTER-POSTER-POSTER: Place posters up as soon as possible at the closest intersections, entrances and exits of neighborhoods near the area your cat went missing and at all areas of possible sightings.  MAKING POSTERS:Use the best available picture of your cat, crop the picture to show ONLY your cat. Limit the information you place on the Poster, make your cats picture as BIG as possible. Place “REWARD” if offering a reward or “LOST CAT” and your best contact number.