Really happy and relieved to say that I found Bear shortly after midnight. She was cold and ravenous but thanks to some wonderfully kind people who let me know about sightings I was able to find her.
Maggie Philbin ● 229d8 Comments
After I put up posters people said they'd seen her about 200 yards away. I walked and called along the roads either side of mine. Walking late at night (3am and midnight) paid off as when I found her she was hiding in a front garden about 100 yards away. I think I was v lucky to find her so quickly as we all know cats can travel surprising distances. The local What's App group was also very useful is raising awareness. Once people know they are incredibly kind and helpful and it was absolutely down to two such people that I knew she was still very local.
Maggie Philbin ● 226d
When my red siamese went missing years ago I took a week off work and plastered the area with poster for about 500 yards around, basically all the neighbouring streets and the park, initially. All I got was a lot of false sightings. After 3 days I extended the search area to a mile around. After 8 long days and nights I got a call from someone about half a mile away to say she had given a cat who looked like the one in my poster some milk the night before and he was now sitting on her shed. I hotfooted it over there and it was him, very skinny but ok. I think he had been hiding in the alleyways that run at the back of the houses in the area (he was a house cat and not used to being out). Interestingly, she had cats of her own and I wondered if the presence of other cats is what made him jump the fence from the alleyway into her garden.
Claire Moran ● 227d
When pets go missing, it's difficult to know how far to extend your search. 100mtrs? 200mtrs? 500mtrs what? Ive been through this. So when a pet is found with help from sites like this, it would nice to know, for future reference, if poss, how far the pet had strayed?
Stephen Gould ● 227d
Thanks for putting up the local posters saying Bear had been found. I always wonder what happens to the missing animals from the ‘lost’ posters - whether they were found or were lost for ever. So glad to hear you found her . . .
Jann Grant ● 227d
That great news Maggie and nice to hear there's lots of kind hearted people out there x
Basil Finnis ● 229d