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My cat keeps going missing

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by supernanauna, May 13, 2010.


  1. supernanauna

    supernanauna PetForums Newbie

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    I have a lovely two year old cat which I got from the RSPCA six months ago.

    She always stayed in at night until last week. Now she disappears and stays out all night - the strange thing is that she does it every second night - Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. She reappears in the morning but is not hungry or tired so I assume somebody is keeping her overnight and feeding her.

    Can anybody else thing of another explanation?

    This one has me stumped!
     
  2. malibu

    malibu Guest

    I would agree with you, maybe try following her one night and see where she goes *that may not be pratical though ;)*
     
  3. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    Maybe keep her in at night, she is safer inside anyway. :)
     
  4. Jessycat

    Jessycat PetForums Junior

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    my cat cept on geating fater and fater and at home was not hungry so i asked a frend and she tolled me to put a note on some papper saying this cat has a owner so do not feed her and put it on her coler


    :thumbup:Jessycat
     
  5. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Thank you for adopting an adult cat! You're a hero!

    Is she spayed?

    My advice is to keep her inside, and/or build an outdoor enclosure for her, or harness train her and bring her outside for supervised only outings. :)
     
  6. Janee

    Janee PetForums VIP

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    If she is a rescue cat she will be spayed but you may need to double check that with the rescue and your vet.

    Keep her in at night, if you can, but many cats who have had access to outside don't like being kept in - you have to risk assess the situation that you are in.
     
  7. HoneyFern

    HoneyFern PetForums VIP

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    Could you put a collar on her? Doesn't have to say or have anything on it but it will make her look owned - if she already has one then maybe changing it could help. Sometimes people think a cat's a stray even if it's wearing a collar:(.
     
  8. supernanauna

    supernanauna PetForums Newbie

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    Re collars - I've bought her three collars and all have disappeared - one within 24 hours! The collars have a quick release safety catch but I think when she scratches her ear with her back leg she's catching the collar with her foot and it just flies off.

    I'm tempted to buy one of the old-fashioned collars with a buckle, though I'd be afraid she'd end up hanging herself from a tree.

    I can't keep her inside at night because sometimes she's gone by 4 or 5 pm and doesn't come back.

    I wonder if she goes into somebody's house through their cat flap and then they lock the cat flap to keep their cat in for the night, not realising my cat is there. It's the only explanation I can think of.
     
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