My cat has been missing for 5 days, starting to fear the worst :(

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
8739 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Is your pet microchipped? If so, let the microchip service know. There are a lot of websites that will broadcast lost and found animals to people who are subscribed (Like Homeagain’s pet finding services.)

Leave notes at vets, pet stores, grocery stores and post offices. Places people go often and often have time to stand around.

Post # 4
8993 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I agree with Hyperventilate’s advice, and also just wanted to give you cyber (((((((HUGS))))))).

The unknown is definitely the worst part about this kind of thing  🙁  Sending come-home-kitty vibes your way!

Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@boogiewoogies:  when my cat went missing in the winter we put her litter box outside and she found her way back! I would try that.  that is what our vet recommended

Post # 6
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Super GIANT HUG coming your way! I am praying for your kitties safe return! I hope its just weather related and she will back in our arms oon!!! 🙁 

Post # 8
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My parents talked to a woman who finds lost cats for a living and this is what she says about this kind of thing:

– most cats are “lost” within 500 feet of their house. They may get stuck under something or find their way into a tree or get frightened and any of these things can prevent them from coming home.

– she suggests contuing to actively search/call for the cat for more than just a few days.

– if you have neighbors, take them a flier and visit them in person to let them know your cat is missing.

– Call any local pet shelters and continue to check in every few days.


I hope your kitty comes home… sending hopeful thoughts your way!


ETA: just read that you live on 25 acres (wow!) so I don’t know how much my suggestions apply… sorry… wishing you luck!

Post # 9
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@boogiewoogies:  Oh hun im so sorry! …Mine was lost for just over 2 weeks once and we thought the worst…we went out miles into the woods calling her and everything. Nothing worked, but then she just appeared again. *hugs* i really hope he is okay. 🙁


Post # 10
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have any more advice than what’s already been said, but if it’s a comfort to you, my friend’s cat went missing for a week several weeks ago when our area was having constant rain/ice storms and the temp. got close to freezing at night.  She left food and blankets outside for him, and one day my friend walked outside and he was randomly sitting on her car like nothing happened!  I hope this is the case for your kitty too–sometimes they just like to go on adventures.

Post # 13
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I lived in the woods in the mountains for 15 years. I  have no wish to scare you but I lost a lot of cats (I TNR ferals) over the years.  Coyotes, foxes, roaming dogs, idiots with guns, even great horned owls all get to cats. Most of the time when my cats did not come home, they were gone for good. And yes, I looked, advertised, made up flyers and even got so desperate that I consulted with animal communicators.

That being said, I had a few who did come home, even one who returned after being missing for three weeks. Continue to call, set out food, etc. Good luck!


Post # 14
11589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@boogiewoogies:  I am so sorry! HUGS! My childhood cat (still alive, and my mom keeps her because she is old and hateful. She didn’t want to move with me. lol) who is an inside cat somehow escaped and was gone for two WEEKS! I found her one night in the yard after I heard her meowing! She was super skinny but so happy to be home! There is still hope!


Post # 15
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh no!!!! I wish she comes back soon in to your arms! You must be worried sick! Do what PP suggested abt the litter box. And keep us posted!!!

Post # 16
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@boogiewoogies:  Yeah, just keep calling every day! That’s what I would do – maybe she just got disoriented somewhere. Mine was a bit of a badass back then too, in her younger days. 




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