FINDING LOST CATS
Has Kitty Gone Missing?
Time is of the essence when your cat has gotten away, and I apologize if my schedule will not permit me to help you out at this time. Purr-haps you will find the following information regarding LOST CATS helpful :
Cats KNOW how to get home if they want to (They have kitty-GPS) unless they can’t because they are trapped, injured, or God forbid, no longer with us. Cats can return home many days, weeks, months, and even YEARS after they wandered off or were lost. Keep up the hope.
According to the Lost Pet Research project, there were reports of cats traveling 50-80 miles in 2.5 years,
38 miles in 6 months, 30 miles in 10 days, and 20 miles in 21 days. This might be attributed to their discerning sense of SMELL, their ability to follow the earth's magnetic grids, or even a feline aptitude (sixth sense) for REMOTE VIEWING! Which leaves us with WHY did they leave, and why aren’t they coming home?
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Many cats, especially indoor house cats, long to experience the out-of-doors. Can YOU imagine being stuck in the house for your entire life, watching it from a window? One type of lost cat is merely out on a “Walk About.” Some cats will watch, wait, and hatch a plan to get to be outdoors, if only for a little while.
These brave souls are out "finding themselves," and will often return home once they are good and ready.
There are many SAFE ways to allow your cat an outdoor experience: Catios, cat walks with a safe harness, supervised yard time, or even using a backpack or stroller. If your lost cat is already an indoor / outdoor cat, there is still a reason they are not coming home. It’s worth investigating, because sometimes, by agreeing to make some changes, and feeling heard, a cat will return on their own. I’ve seen this happen MANY times.
CATS DON'T LIKE CHANGE
Cats don’t like change, but most cats are also very attached to their turf (unlike dogs who are happy to be wherever their people are.) What is going on at home? Are there any significant changes happening?
Cats won’t appreciate change, especially if they don't have a say in it, and they definitely have opinions
about it. Animal Communication can help by understanding their unique point of view about things.
CATS HAVE SUPERIOR HEARING
One cat I talked to expressed an extreme dislike of the jingle bell he was required to wear on his collar.
(Fact: Birds respond much better to COLOR as a warning system than a bell!) Once his people agreed to remove the deafening bell, this Tomcat returned home within a few hours, and with much appreciation.
Night time is best if you are out searching for kitty. Cats are both predators and prey animals, so their protective instincts are always on high alert. Aim low, as most cats go low when they are hiding outside.
CATS USE SMELL AS A BAROMETER
The very first thing every cat wants to do when it meets you is sniff your fingers. This is how they find out all kinds of pertinent information about you and where you've been. In the natural environment they will use smell to navigate their surroundings. Your scent is also comforting to them when you are away from home.
Helpful Hint: Sprinkle some of your URINE out in the yard! Crazy, I know, but I first learned this twenty years ago from the famous Pet Psychic, Sonia Fitzpatrick, who swore by it, and I never forgot it. Your pee is
a calling card that sends out a “Flare” for them to pick up on a location and follow the scent back home.
Lastly, remain emotionally connected to your cat with as much love, CALM, and confidence in them as you can muster. Imagine sending your kitty heart to heart love on an imaginary beam of light, and keep talking to them! It's like sending a search light that can help them reunite with you and find their way safely home.