My cat ran away!!!

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  1. denfoote

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    Sammy, my tom cat, got out sometime yesterday, and ran away!!
    I didn't find out about it until I came home from work. I asked the wife "where's Sammy?" She replied that she didn't know, but he was probably hiding in one of his spots. I knew this to be a crock because he ALWAYS meets me by the door when I come home!! I searched the apartment and, sure enough, he was gone!! Now, I'm beside myself!! I'm resisting the urge to hop in the truck and go out looking for him. My heart wants to but my brain knows it's a useless pursuit!!! I hope he is alright and comes back!!!! ~sd
     
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    Don't be so sure of this.

    My friend lost his cat around the 1st part of January. He suspected a fox or coyote got him.

    BUT......after about 7 days of be awol, his cat came back home. He found out the cat got trapped in a garage down the street and couldn't get out.

    I you cat been outdoors or is a part outdoor cat, give him a few days before
    writing him off as goner.

    Maybe he's next door or down the street or shacked up with a nice looking tabby across the way ;)

    make sure you do check in with the vet/humane society and you can post flyers up for "a missing cat call xxx-xxxx".

    good luck in finding him.
     

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    If he is not neutered and is still a tom then he is out roaming, mating and fighting.......

    I hope you get him back soon, and then make an appt to see the vet to have him cut. He will stick around better if he does not have that urge to roam, mate and fight.

    Both my boys came to me cut, and thank God they did......both are quite content to stay inside and be MY boys........
     
  4. Glockgirl26

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    Oh, I hope your cat comes back. In '99, my cat that I'd had for 9 years wandered off one day and never came back. I missed him bad.

    Let us know if he comes back.
     
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    Nope.
    Not back yet!!
    We called the local animal control and they have not picked him up.
    He's a tuxedo cat, so he's quite distinctive, given that this is a very small town (two traffic lights), they would have remembered!!
    I guess his fate is in the hands of God!!
     
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    Don't give up on him yet. I've had several cats over the years that went off on a "world tour" and came back home when they found out that the food was better and there were fewer fleas at home.

    Let us know what happens.
     
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    Seriously, don't give up. Growing up, I had a longhair tortiseshell named Dusty that up and disappeared one day. Two years later, my mother found her sleeping in the windowsill of a house a block away.

    Best of luck.
     
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    It's been three days now and still no sign of him!!! ~sd ~sd ~sd
     
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    MrJinx Cats rule!!!

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    MrJinx Cats rule!!!

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    Any luck with Sammy?

    I hope all is well.
     
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    Nope!!
    It's been a week today.
    All we know is that he has not been picked up by animal control, both local and county, and we have not found him in the immediate area or is dead on the side of the road (we have been looking).
    Both agencies have his description. He's a distinctively marked cat.

    We have the kids that live in the complex on the lookout as well.
    Flyers are useless as most of the people who live in the town speak spanish and we don't.

    I am up at night and have been looking in case he returns.
    So far, nothing!!
    My wife has resigned herself to the possibility that he will not return.
    He escaped on her watch!! I was at work at the time. She feels pretty bad about that, but what can you do?? This was not the first time he had gotten out. The last time, he got roughed up pretty bad by another cat!! I thought he had learned his lesson!! I subsequently learned that he had gotten out a couple of times before and had returned before I came home from work!! My wife never told me this!! ;P I guess she figured he would come back the next day!!

    She is hoping he has been taken in by somebody, but I have my doubts.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I saw him on my way home from work the day before yesterday.

    He was hanging around the local market!! ;Q
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
     
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    Yeah.
    It's time.
    :( :( :(