July 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Our cat went missing from our apartment sometime in the early morning of July 5th before we awoke. We think he might have escaped onto the balcony and fallen off (3rd floor). We are on Triller Ave which is a block west of Queen and Roncesvalles.
Dr. Mouton or "Kitty" is a slim, medium sized 2 year old neutered male cat with short dark grey fur, darker rings on his tail and yellowish-green eyes. He does not have a collar, but he is microchipped. Unfortunately he has a very quiet meow so I don't think that will help with finding him.
I just got him from the Toronto Humane Society on June 28th :( from what I know of him so far is he is very friendly, even with strangers who visit, but does startle easily from sudden loud sounds. He also gets along with the dog. He was surrendered by his previous owners to the THS, so he's not a stray.
If seen please contact us at
July 6th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Also if anyone has suggestions about finding a cat near an apartment building that would be great, everything I read mentions tips that require a porch/yard etc. There is nothing around the building like bushes etc so I don't see him leaving cover to come back to it...
July 6th, 2012, 08:05 PM
I've had no experience with finding cats, vicereine, but here's something posted a while back by one of our cat experts:
Tips to help find your lost cat (http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=69919)
Some of the tips might be helpful in your situation.
Good luck! I hope you're reunited soon! :goodvibes:
July 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Have you contacted the Toronto Humane Society and informed them he went missing? Since he was a surrender they should have his previous address on file and can check that neighbourhood as animals sometimes try to head back to their previous homes. :goodvibes:
Have you taken the dog on a slow stroll around the building especially where your balcony faces to see if s/he notices any interesting/familiar scents?
Some of these may only work with a house deck but I'll post them all anyways:
If you can put his litterbox and/or a worn but unwashed t shirt or pair of smelly shoes of yours out on the deck this may help lead him home
Go around the neighbourhood at dusk/dawn calling him, rattling a treat container or tap a spoon on his dish or tin of food. Bring a flashlight to pick up the shine off his eyes from under cars/decks/bushes or up trees.
If you can poster the neighbourhood, plus leave one w/ local businesses, schools, pet supply stores, grocery stores, bus stops, vets & all animal shelters in the area that will help garner attention that this kitty has a home who wants him back
Please visit the animal shelters in person often times the shelters are understaffed/over worked with so many animals/requests etc they may not have the time to personally look into each phone call or an emergency/something comes up in the meantime & the request gets overlooked.
Going in person means you can visit & identify the cat right away, if an animal comes in terrified it may act out of character & be labeled as sick or a feral and not be placed with the general population please ask to see these areas as well.
Good luck & :goodvibes: