Franco went missing in June. He slipped away from a cat-sitting friend. Needless to say it was pretty distressing for all concerned.
Fast forward five or six weeks. A Good Sam noticed him. He was so shy she thought he must be feral. Thank God for this Good Sam! She was persistent and after three weeks finally caught him using a humane trap. She took him to a vet to be scanned for a chip. No chip – but the vet told her about the Pet FBI database. He wasn’t in bad shape so she checked the last two months, July and August. No match. Then she checked June. SCORE!!! He was found only a few blocks from where he went missing.
1. You may need to trap in order to catch a stray.
2. Persistence pays!
3. Most cats are found quite close to home.