It is said that if the cat is not close, he runs away from home without paying attention. In fact, the cat is very curious and always wants to explore the outside world. But the domestic cat to the outside life is still very hard, so once the cat lost, we must find it back as soon as possible.
1. Three stages after the cat lost
The time after the loss of the cat can be divided into three stages
The first stage: the first three days of the cat’s loss, that is, the first 72 hours, can be said to be the golden time to find a cat. At this time, the cat is usually near home, or even close to home (such as in the corridor), so we should seize the time to search intensively, and the possibility of finding the cat is the greatest.
The second stage: the first 7-10 days after the loss is still the crucial time to retrieve the cat. The cat is still in the neighborhood for the most part and won’t go far. Especially if there is a feeding place or gathering place for stray cats nearby. The nature of a cat can easily lead him to the same kind of place, even if he has never been there.
The term “nearby” is generally within 400-1km / 2km for sterilized cats. Of course, this data is only for reference. It also depends on the surrounding environment, whether the community is closed, etc
Stage 3: 7 or 10 days later, if the cat can’t find a place to eat or drink nearby, it may choose to go further. Therefore, the probability of finding it is reduced. However, it is not impossible. Many cases are found after missing one or two months, so these numbers can only be used as reference
Smell points to the door
Usually living at home cat, because do not go out, so even if it is a long lived place, once out may not know. In particular, the buildings and units are very similar. So if it’s not a cat that often goes out, there’s no question about whether or not you know your family
You can sprinkle some of his used cat litter (with his smell) around, especially under the window. Be careful not to let the cleaner sweep away directly.
And his rice bowl basin, can also put the windowsill. In short, there is his smell, such as the mat he has urinated on, or the smell he is familiar with, such as his favorite food, canned food and so on
3. Performance when seeing a cat
After the cat is lost, there are basically two different reactions: one is afraid, but still knows its owner, and will come out when he hears the owner’s voice. It’s lucky to do that. The second is that they are so scared that they don’t know who they are. They run when they see them. If so, be patient. Don’t scare the cat away because of his urgency
No matter what kind of situation, the cat is very frightened in the strange environment outside. Once you see it, don’t cry out in surprise. Be as calm as possible and approach slowly as usual at home!
It’s best to carry a cat bag with you, or keep it at your fingertips, because once you catch a cat, you will often struggle madly, or cover your head with a quilt, blanket, sheet, clothes, etc. in short, you must not loosen it at this time! Otherwise, it will be very difficult to catch it next time.
4. The best time to find a cat
In addition to recommending the dead of night (after about 10 p.m.), you can also according to your cat’s work and rest habits.
For example, I searched for nearly 20 hours in a row. During this period, I saw Moji twice and ran away when I saw me. Later it occurred to me that he usually ate at 5 or 6 in the morning. So I went home to have a rest for an hour and went down to look for food at 5 o’clock. At 5 o’clock in the morning, it’s still quiet outside and the visibility is good (he’s a black cat). He’s hungry and tired all day, and it’s his usual time to eat.. It turns out that not only has it been found, but food has also played a role.
By the way, many cats run out. Even if there is a place for cats to eat, they often can’t eat or drink in the first few days. First, they are afraid, and the second is that they will be bullied by the local cats. Therefore, this can be used.
5. Inspiration from cat search
This should be done as soon as the cat is found to be lost, as it may be the easiest thing to do
It’s better to post pictures of cats and post them wherever possible. Maybe you will get unexpected results
6 personalized cat search program
Generally speaking, it is important to combine the life and personality of your cat, and the specific living environment, such as a building or a bungalow, a separate building or a closed community or courtyard,
Is it close to the road
Is there a feeding point or a stray cat colony around,
If the cat is lost, it can be anxious, but it can’t disturb the mind. No one knows him / her better than you do. Calm down and think about it,
The key to the success of finding a cat is to consider all possible factors and work out a personalized recovery plan according to the specific situation.
7 the best way
Cats are highly sensitive and emotional creatures, which are worth learning more about.
In addition to understanding the personality of their own cats, but also to understand the general characteristics of some cat.
You can do more accumulation at ordinary times. You can learn the basic habits and behavior of cats through the Internet or books, so that you won’t get mad when things happen,
For example, many cats run out of the building, usually not to the downstairs, but to the upstairs. Therefore, the dead corner of the corridor, behind the stacking of furniture and debris, and the stairwell are all places where cats may hide. These are related to the cat’s habits. If you can learn some common sense in advance, it may play a great role in the critical time.
More importantly, we can prevent accidents in the bud. If we can avoid accidents and make them not happen at all, that is the best way!
For example, cats who live in buildings often run out of doors because they can’t tell the difference between the doors of other rooms.
Therefore, cats should be trained to stay away from the door from the beginning (stop shouting, watering pots, etc.).
The screen window is also a part to be checked frequently. Many so-called “new type screen window” have their own surface. If you poke a few times, the screen will come out of the seam, or it will be missed. You must check it more or replace the anti cat scratch screen (Taobao has it, it is cheap). If it is a push-pull window, you can clip a big clip on the window frame on the other side of the window sash, so that the cat can hardly push the window open.
Lost cats often occur in shared environments. For example, the one who shares the House fails to close the door or window, or the visiting relatives and friends do not pay attention to opening and closing the doors and windows, which leads to the cat running away. Therefore, people who share a cat should pay more attention from the beginning, explain the situation and matters needing attention with the roommate. If the other party wants to receive guests, please inform him in advance, so as not to settle down the cat. In addition, you can post some notes to remind you to close the door and close the window, etc.
All these things can not be said one by one.
In short, in today’s human society, cats (including other animals) are the weakest group.
When making any decision related to them, please remember: what kind of life they are going to live is completely controlled by your and my thoughts! For us, the difference between them is often a great difference.
Lasting love, care and responsibility, not only can avoid a lot of accidents, but also the biggest and ultimate guarantee of feline happiness and safety!