Redbowls, if you give up hope looking for him, then no one will be looking for him. Its sad really. While at work one day, I got a call about a stray cat that someone had confined. Picked up the cat, back at the shelter scanned for a chip. The cat ended up being chipped. Lost and Found called the owner, and she was shocked, but emotional. The lady said that her cat has been missing for a year and she just came to think that she was never going to see her cat again, so she stopped looking.