Stay calm and form an action plan:
- Ask as many people as you can to help with the search and spread the word quickly about your lost cat.
- Focus your search on a five to seven house radius. Most indoor cats that bolt don’t wander further than that.
- Ask neighbours to check in small spaces around their homes and yards in which a confused cat would hide.
- If you find your cat but it won’t come out, don’t fret. Indoor cats in particular tend to go into a self-preservation mode in which they perceive everything as a threat – including you. Rent or borrow a humane animal trap from a local shelter and set it in the area you suspect your cat is hiding. Put some food in a dish at the far end of the trap. Then go home and be patient.
- If you’re unable to locate your cat within 24 to 48 hours, call your local animal shelter to alert them of your missing pet.
- The makers of ARM & HAMMER are also making a donation to ten local animal shelters across the country to support the critical care they provide lost pets.
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