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Lost & Found Friday – Dec 13: when your cat is lost

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The Lost & Found Friday column networks displaced pets from Ohio areas north of Columbus. To see pets lost and found all throughout the state of Ohio, please visit Lost & Found Ohio Pets on Facebook.

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Please be sure to view the photos and details in the list attached to each article. Please check the lists from earlier articles (links below) as there are different pets each week.

If you have lost your pet or found a stray animal, please contact the Cleveland Pets Examiner or Lost & Found Ohio Pets with all of the information. The more information the better! Be sure to include date missing, area last seen, pet’s name – age – breed – and other distinguishing characteristics. Don't forget to provide contact information and a photo.

The lost and found pets that appear in this article want to be reunited with their families, and their families are looking for them! Remember, the found pets here that end up in shelters will only get a three day hold grace period, and after that they can be euthanized! If you see a pet in the list that is missing from your area, please keep on the lookout, and please continue to share with your friends.

The Cleveland Pets Examiner runs a Lost & Found Friday column each week. Check the list every Friday here in the Cleveland Pets column and share it with others who you think may be able to help or network the information.

Today's Tip: some hints about finding displaced cats

When your indoor cat slips out a door or window and you can't find him, there are some important things to keep in mind. First, a cat on an impromptu excursion usually will not venture far from home base unless s/he is chased by a dog or other animal. Even when a cat is nearby, if s/he is injured or panicked, s/he will hide in silence.
Just because you don't see or hear your cat doesn't mean that s/he is not close by. Your lost cat could be hiding under your deck or porch, or in the neighbor's yard. If not found, the cat will likely end up in your shelter in a few months. You have to be proactive. You have to search. Don't just knock on your neighbor's door with a lost poster; ask if you can look in their yard. Then, be sure to take a flashlight and look in all the nooks an crannies where a cat could be hiding.

Frightened cats won't meow because that would give their location to a predator. It may take several days (as many as ten, if your cat is particularly skittish or timid) before a cat will come out of hiding or enter a humane trap.

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