Don’t panic, sometimes cats do like to have a little wander and mostly they will return home very soon.
Follow our guide below so you can be sure that you have covered all the bases:
- Check around your home, any nice warm cubby holes, cupboards, under beds and behind sofas, under duvets even the washing machine or tumble dryer they may have just gone for a nap somewhere cosy and they can fit into very tiny spaces.
- Building works if being carried out then check all areas, under floorboards if they have been lifted and behind appliances if they have been pulled out.
- Check your garden in and under the shed, other areas they could hide and shake some treats. Check areas close by such as alleyways.
- Not at home then speak to your neighbours giving them a description and ask if they can also check in their sheds and garages.
- Leave some food outside, a favourite toy or some of their bedding with their scent
- Not returned within 24- 48 hours and if your cat is usually home every day then widen your search.
- Post on social media, which is a great way to reach people.
- Put up Posters in your own area including a photo.
- Create some simple flyers to post through front doors, give the cats description, when they went missing, ask to please check sheds and garages, give your contact details and post these to all houses in your road and any houses backing on to you.
- If your cat is microchipped and are taken to a vet practice or a rescue centre they will be automatically scanned so please check that your chip details are up to date and let them know that your cat is missing. If there is no microchip then call round all local rescues and vets to register your details with them.