Helpful information to help find a Lost Cat provided by Florida Pet Investigators at PET PI
Under normal circumstances, an "Outdoor Access" cat would know how to come home.
Here are several possibilities that may have occurred to cause an outdoor access cat's disappearance which may also help in determining what might have happened and how to search: possibly sick, scared, disoriented, injured, trapped, contained, unintentionally transported, intentionally transported, chased by a person and/or animal or simply visiting with neighbors. If a cat is sick, injured or has been chased and scared by someone or something he/she will most likely hide in silence somewhere within their normal territory unless scared away farther.
I recommend performing a thorough search of your cat's normal territory. Go door to door advising neighboring homeowners and businesses that your cat is missing, provide each person your cat's flyer and ask permission to thoroughly search their front and back yards. Provide flyers to all Postal Carriers, Delivery personnel, waste collectors and contractors working in the area your cat went missing.
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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 record all sightings. Include the person's name, phone number, date of sighting and sighting location.
Consider using Every 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 I 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 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 it is your pet.
NEVER wire money to someone claiming to have your pet unless you are absolutely positive and have absolute proof they have your pet and it 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 that your cat is lost: include the best picture or description of your cat, location lost and best 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 a post to the following pages:
WHEN YOUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBER IS HOME...
Your cat will most likely want to eat a lot
PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM!
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.
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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PROCEDURES to perform when searching for a lost cat that has outdoor access...
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