This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.
No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.
When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.
Important and vital
SUPER IMPORTANT. Calling for a lost animal will only chase them away - they’re in survival mode, and something is howling at them!! Both dogs and cats can be attracted by familiar, comforting scents. They rarely leave the area they were lost in, especially cats.
1: Put up posters EVERYWHERE. Sightings are vital. Make sure they say DO NOT CHASE. Do NOT go around calling their name, this will chase them away.
2. Put out Havaheart traps. The chances your pet will happily fling itself into your arms are next to none. Bait the traps with familiar scents, such as worn clothing or the pet’s bed. Food CAN be used, but you’ll get more wild animals in the trap. Make sure to check it frequently, at least every other hour or so. To build up confidence in a very scared pet, you may want to tie the trap open for the first night or two so that they can enter freely.
3. For cats, put their USED LITTER BOX on your porch. Trust me, this works. It is a strong scent of home territory and safety. When my favorite professor lost her indoor cat, this was the trick that brought him home within hours after he’d been missing for days.