January 8th, 2005, 11:32 PM
My cat Vega snuck out of my apartment in St. Henri on Wed. Jan 5, 2005. He is a long-haired black/brown/grey domestic tabby cat. He has been neutered, and has all of his claws.
He went missing at the corner of Acorn St. and Rue St. Remi.
I am very concerned about his well being, and am offering a significant reward for any information that leads to his return. Please call Jeff @ 514 938 4779, or email@example.com if you have seen him!
January 9th, 2005, 08:27 AM
You need to post his picture everywhere in the neighbourhood right away. When I post, I don't put any details, just a good picture, LOST/PERDU in big letters, and my phone number. Luckily the weather is not too cold, he will probably be alright, but scared. Keep walking around, especially in the evening, if he is nearby he will recognize your voice. Good luck!
January 10th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Thank you for the advice!
I've already walked and walked, and walked. I've been up and down every street/alley within a 1 k radius of my home. Since it's a residential/industrial neighbourhood, it's just so hard to cover all of the area. I've put up about 60 posters at all the local businesses, etc.
Do you have any ideas of how far cats can stray? Is it reasonable to think he'd still be in the 1 k radius?
January 10th, 2005, 12:12 PM
What can I do if my animal is lost?
Always have a recent picture that you can print and distribute copies of in your neighbourhood: poles, alleys, veterinary clinics, convenience stores, grocery stores, pet shops, internet sites, newspaper ads…
Contact the SPCA, Berger Blanc, or any other animal rescue organization in your area. Call them & go there in person everyday!
Make sure you leave a description of your pet with every veterinary clinic in the area.
Cats are by nature very curious, and they might have been checking out your neighbour's basement or garage, or holes in the ground. They can then become stuck or locked in. They can also follow another cat over great distances. Go out to look for your cat early in the morning (at dawn), with a box of its favourite treats, and you will be able to hear its meows if it is trapped somewhere.
Have you gone to check at Berger Blanc & Spca Montreal .. please do (in person) and bring a photo. Make sure to fill out a "lost report" & leave the photo.
Good luck & keep us posted!
January 10th, 2005, 01:30 PM
I think 1 kilometre is a reasonable radius, but no-one really knows. Some cats may be scared or be chased further by dogs. Try not to worry (tough, I know). At least the weather has been mild. Keep looking, keep calling, the sound of your voice will be a magnet if he is nearby, particularly just after dark. Here are some lost and found sites which seem reasonably up-to-date
I've got my fingers crossed that Vega will be home soon.
January 10th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Any Luck Finding Him?
January 10th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Thank you so much for your support and advice. After days and days of searching the neighbourhood, I found him trapped under a staircase in the back of an industrial building close to my home. I'm so happy! He's a little dirty, and confused about what happened to him, but I think he'll be ok!
Thank you all!
January 10th, 2005, 11:20 PM
Hooray!!! Treats all round. How was he trapped? Hungry boy!
January 11th, 2005, 12:51 AM
I'm so happy to here the great news :D I'd love to see a photo of the little Houdini!
January 11th, 2005, 10:10 AM
Jut the kind of news I wanted to hear,absolutely purrrrfect :love: he is a beautiful cat,by the way :love: