What to do if your cat goes missing

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Every time I see a lost cat poster, it hurts. But, as in my own story about my cat found after 3 weeks, all is not always lost!

Here is some great advice from an author, environmental scientist, and intuitive animal communicator who has many “lost and found” success stories.

Her name is Marta Williams and this checklist comes from her recent newsletter.

Here is a checklist of some things to do if you or a friend has a lost animal:

  • Check out petrescue.com, they have a good guide to how to find a lost animal.
  • Go door to door at least 5 blocks (or equivalent distance) in all directions, handing out flyers or leaving them on the doorstep.
  • Check the shelters in person and get friendly with staff.
  • Tune in to your intuition: go stand outside, close your eyes, and turn to each direction and feel which direction you think is the best one to start with. Search that area first.
  • Stay positive, imagine your animal home safe and sound, come up with a positive statement like, I get her back safe and sound, and say that to yourself often.
  • If you have sightings, show your animal in mental movies, the best safest way to come home from where he/she was sighted. Or show her a mental movie of going to a nice person and getting rescued and returned home.
  • Get some sleep: when you sleep you are your most intuitive, have a pen and paper by the bed. Before you sleep, program your dreams to get information about your animal. Write down whatever you remember when you wake up.

More about Marta Williams

Marta is the author of fascinating book called Learning Their Language: Intuitive Communication with Animals and Nature. She also provides intuitive phone consultations to help you find lost animals. “$45/flat fee. If the initial session leads to the recovery of the animal I ask for an additional award fee of $50.” (These are her rates at the time of this post, April 2011. I’ve always thought I’d try this if I lost an animal again.)

Tip: Cynthia of Bee Holistic Rescue (I’m planning an interview with her soon) has recommended Marta for finding missing cats –it worked for her!

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  1. Hey Liz

    Good article. I am writing you for the same reason. I have written about my cat Braveheart before on this blog.

    Braveheart is a 4 year old male tom cat. He is not neutered and an outdoor cat. He often goes on his adventures. Sometimes he doesn’t come home but this only lasts maximum a day.

    Last Friday (11/07/2014) he went on his adventures and never returned. It has been more than 7 days now. I inquired from my neighbors and told them to inform me if they spot him. I also searched my neighborhood. The thing is I live in Sri Lanka. Here we don’t have animal shelters or organizations that shelter lost pets or provide info etc. We only have vets. So external help in finding a cat in particular is minimal.

    I am worried about Braveheart. He has been with me for the past 4 years. We have been together through so much, he recovered fully from Feline IBS last year. I in fact wrote to your blog regarding him. He is so loyal. He is also brave, thus very keen on establishing his territory and to my knowledge he has a wide territory. Now because he is gone, I see a few other out side cats in my neighborhood establishing their own territory.

    I searched the internet on what might have happened to him. My conscience says he is unhurt and there is a possibility of him returning. If he has gone on a far away adventure, my worry is, would it be so long that he would ultimately forget his way back or lose his scent???? If it happens it would break my heart.

    If you have any advice or thought, I’d appreciate it very much

    Thank you