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Track My Cat device - any good?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by PorkScratching, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. PorkScratching

    PorkScratching PetForums Newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
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    Hi, one of our cats has gone missing twice recently - she returned home tonight after 5 days away. Posting a note through neighbours' letterboxes asking them to check sheds etc did the trick. We posted to a total of 25 houses - 6 either side of us, and 13 in the neighbouring road that back onto us. We did the same last time she went missing (for 3 days) and again it's what got her back. However, we don't know which shed etc she's been trapped in! So I was wondering about this:

    Track My Cat

    Could be perfect for locating the particular garden she's in using a bit of triangulation from the road! I'm not sure the signal would be strong enough to pass through houses though - has anybody tried it? It's also a bit on the large side - the cat in the pictures seems happy enough with it, but again I would be interested to hear from anybody that's used one on whether it's any good in real life.
  2. kerfuffle

    kerfuffle PetForums Senior

    Nov 23, 2010
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    Not used it before, but didn't want to read and run. Looks good, and it's not too big really, just slightly thicker than a collar and doesn't appear to restrict the cat's movement. If a cat can get used to a harness, that little thing is not much to get used to.

    If I'm seeing it right, you can attach it to a safety breakaway collar, which is better for the cat. But I hope your cat does indeed keep her collar on most of the time, because if your cat loses an average of 5 cat collars a week, £59.99 per pop is an awful lot of money to be shelling out each time. Not that I'm putting a price on your kitty, but it's still not a cheap device.

    I'm glad my cat appears to be happy being an indoor cat at the moment so I don't have to worry about him disappearing for days on end or trying to track him, but good job on getting your cat back twice! :) Shows that persistence and perseverance do pay off.

    I'm hoping that eventually they'll make something microchip-sized and trackable, ala James Bond in Casino Royale.
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