My cat goes outside. She always comes back. One she didn't come back for 3-4 days. What do you think happened?
on Jun 20th 2008
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she might of got lost. put up a lost sign and call the pound.
Ask them if they have seen her.
Minx answered on 6/20/08. Helpful? / 0
Someone may have taken her into their home or she might have gotten closed up in a garage. You say she can be "mean" in your other post--it's possible that while she's outside someone may be teasing or abusing her and that's making her not trust humans or other animals. She also might not have been socialized when she was a kitten-meaning not much exposure to humans. Cats need lots of loving human contact to be good feline citizens. You might want to keep Alice inside for a while until you're sure no one is bothering her out there. And if she's not spayed, you need to get her fixed so she's not adding to an already overcrowded cat population.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 6/21/08. Helpful? / 2
I had a cat who did that on Fridays and came back on Mondays. She may have just taken a trip or has a "lover". Perhaps she felt she was in danger and found a safe place to hide until she felt she was out of danger, or perhaps she got hurt and needed a few days to heal herself. I had act cat who took off for ten days and came back with a broken jaw, but each time he came back, So those are my thoughts. Connie Wilson
Well, there are many things that can happen to a cat who is allowed to go outside. She could have been picked up by a neighbor, in which case I agree with putting up signs. She could have been trapped by someone who doesn't like outdoor cats on their property & taken to the shelter, in which case don't call the pounds because they have so many coming in each day that they won't tell you anything worthwhile, so I would physically go down to the shelters & file a lost report with them, along with a flyer with your cat's picture. Hopefully your cat was wearing a collar with her identification & her rabies tag, and/or had a microchip. She could have been hit & killed by a passing car. She could have been shot & killed by someone, she could have been killed by a stray dog, raccoons, a wild bird like a hawk or an owl, etc.
This is why pet cats should NEVER be allowed to go outside.
I hope she does find her way home, & that if she does, that she remains indoors where it's safe.
♥Keegan♥ answered on 1/13/09. Helpful? / 0