I am in despair today, my indoor cat Sara (neutered female cat) that I usually drop off at my parents’ house in the country has not come back and been away for two days.
Sara is five years old and always comes back when we release her.
However, it has happened that in recent times we have had to look for her a little when we are going home.
But she has always been under one of the nearest houses and we have been able to attract her.
There is no storage that she has been able to go into as my parents live in a summer cottage area and no summer guests have been there during the weekend.
I have also handed out notes to all conceivable winter neighbors.
My questions are of course I have been looking for hours. Is there any idea to keep looking?
Could it be that she is so afraid of something that she does not dare to come forward when we shout, which I think she should do because I am so close to her and we communicate quite well?
How large a radius can she possibly be in?
If no one else gives her food, is there a possibility that she will come forward if she becomes very hungry for food?
Can a cat lie hidden until it basically dies just because it is so scared?
Are there other dangers e.g. other animals that may have caught her?
Yes it was really boring! I hope you found her again! It is not easy to know what may have happened to her.
Cats that get scared usually climb trees. My first thought was when I read your letter that she’s probably sitting up in a tree somewhere.
A cat has difficulty climbing down and often climbs higher and higher up. I think you should bring some friends and go out into the surroundings and look at the treetops.
It could also be that someone who does not know that it is your cat has let her in and thought she was abandoned.
If you have a local or local radio station, ask them to call her.
Put up notes everywhere and also on trees and telephone poles.
Knock on the door.
A cat that is not used to catching its own food can find it difficult to survive in the wild. They usually manage for a while.
They can usually find water to drink and that is the most important thing. But I think your Sara is looking for other people to beg for food.
A cat is usually not hidden until it dies.
Hunger eventually drives it.
You wonder if it pays to keep looking.
Of course it is.
Of course do not give up!
Of course, another animal may have caught her if there was a wolf or bear nearby.
I do not think your Sara has gone that far from home but is in the environment she is used to.
But she may have walked up to someone or climbed a tree.
You must keep looking!