Post # 1
My cat Oscar has been missing since last Thursday night. My fiance let him out (he hardly ever gets off the porch and even then has NEVER been outside our yard). Fiance went inside to get a drink and heard two cats fighting. He ran back outside but by the time he got there our cat was gone. I was at a musical and he called me at intermission to tell me that Oscar was missing. I was there wtih friends who had driven so I had to wait until it was over to leave. I was freaking out!!!
So all night Thursday, all day Friday, and all weekend long we looked for him. We have set up his crate (which he loves) with food it but all we are attracting are stray cats and I am afraid they might be chasing him off. We have flyers up at the main office and have handed out more than I can count. We have had several leads but still no Oscar. I have filed a missing pet report at the local animal shelter and checked the deceased animal log and the strays several times.
One of our neighbors way in the back of the complex thinks they have seen him. We left his crate at there house overnight but still nothing. Yesterday I went and rented a humane trap to see if we can catch him that way. I really hate doing that to him but I don’t think he will come to anyone but us and I am sooooo desparte to find him.
To make it worse, we are getting married on Sunday and will out of town on our honeymoon all next week!! Don’t me wrong I am super excited about our wedding and honeymoon but our cat is an important part of our family. He was one of the first “big” gifts that my fiance gave and has been with us almost as long as we have been together. I am just beside myself rigth now. How am I supposed to go away for a week and actually enjoy myself if he hasn’t come home?
Any other suggestions on how to find him?
Post # 3
ahhh OSCAR. Im so sorry to hear this. I will keep you guys and Oscar in my thoughts. Maybe he is just on a cat nip binge and will be back soon 🙂
Post # 4
My cat went missing for 3 weeks. I thought he was gone and then one day he just came be-bopping up the drive way. It was the oddest thing. Cats are smart. They know where there food is and they *usually* come back. Is he micro-chipped? Call the vets in your area and make them aware, someone may have turned him in. Good luck!
Post # 5
You may want to try posting an ad with a picture on Craig’s list. My friend recently lost her dog and searched all over but couldn’t find him. Someone who works at a local animal hospital found him and looked on craig’s list to see if there was a posting that matched the dog. When she found my friend’s posting, she called her and the dog got to go home! 🙂 Before this experience, I never knew that people looked on craig’s list for where to return pets but apparently they do sometimes. Might be worth a try as it’s free…
Post # 6
I am so sorry. I love my two cats and would be distraught as well.
You have done everything you can up to this point. Can you ask neighbors to look out for him and give them a key to your house so they can let him in if they find him?
Can you ask a friend to stay at your place while you are gone to keep an eye out for him?
Post # 7
Awww, that’s tough. He’s such a beautiful kitty too! Recently one of my parents’ cats took off for about a week. He finally came home when it started raining…he doesn’t like being wet. Lefeymw has a great idea, see if someone can stay there so there’s someone to feed him when he comes back!
Post # 8
Def check with local vets and animal shelters to see if he was turned in. I agree that you should get a neighbor or someone agree to keep a look out and let him in your house if they should find him.
Post # 9
I have no advice 🙁 I’m so sorry, that must be so hard on you guys.
I know of a story in my city where 2 cats went missing after a house fire. One came back after several days, and one came a couple weeks later. Well actually he was in the house all along, he had somehow gotten between the drywall and the boards(?) after the firefighters had made holes in the wall to prevent the fire from spreading.
Miracles happen and I hope Oscar comes home soon. Good luck!
Post # 10
Aww 🙁 Good luck finding Oscar!
Post # 11
Try Craigslist, old fashion posters with your or your neighbors contact information, and then contact local shelters. I’m so sorry and please keep up updated.
Post # 12
When my cat went missing we put food outside our door but it remained untouched.
It wasn’t until we put food downstairs (we live on the 2nd floor of our apartment building) that he finally showed up.
He got lost when he dove off our balcony (after SO let him out there unsupervised for the first time – yes I was pissed!).
It turned out that he was terrified of the stairs so he couldn’t get back to us until we put his food down by some bushes on the ground level. Then he turned up a few hours later.
Post # 13
Oh no how awful 🙁 I hope Oscar comes back soon.
Post # 14
I just posted an ad on craigslist. Thanks for all your support. I hope he comes home soon and I will keep you guys posted.
Post # 15
Still no sign of him AT ALL. I really fear the worst and I just can’t help but cry. He was such a huge part of our family and now that we are officially a family it feels so weird not having him around 🙁
Post # 16
@soontobeclose: I wish I could give you a huge hug right now. I am thinking of you guys. Continue posting signs around your neighborhood and hopefully someone has seen him. Reach out to local shelters too; maybe someone has picked him up and took care of him there.