My kitten is missing
April 16, 2011 11:20 AM Subscribe
My kitten is missing. What can I do to maximise the chances of getting her back?
posted by hazyjane to pets & animals (26 answers total)
At 8 this morning we were working out in the garden and had the back door open for about 10 minutes. Our two cats (one older cat, one kitten named Lola about 6 months old) generally tiptoe out into the garden fearfully, staying close to the back door and running inside whenever we go in.
This time, though, the kitten has disappeared. We live out in the country and only have two neighbour houses. I've spoken to the lady right next door and she looked in all her outbuildings, etc and couldn't find Lola. She then told me that she's had 3 cats go missing without a trace in the 7 years she's lived here. There are probably foxes in the fields around the house and she thinks foxes got her cats.
So I've been calling every few minutes and shaking her treats, we've been out looking for her, etc. Tomorrow I'll go see the other neighbours who live almost a mile away. Obviously if we were in the city I'd be out putting up signs, etc. But in the country? I feel like there's not as much I can do.
I'm thinking about sleeping in the hallway tonight with the door cracked open just in case she comes back in the night (we don't have a cat door). Any other ideas? Should I put food out?
I guess this is a stupid question really as what else can be done, but I figured I'd go ahead and ask out of desperation.