Lost my cat at the vet. Please help.

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Lost my cat at the vet. Please help.

Post by ashfaq1992 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:20 am

Hello,

My cat was walking a bit funny and decided to get him to the vet. Unfortunately, while in the consultation room, one of the staff just opened the door without knocking and my cat ran away. The vet is situated kind of far from my house, like 15 mins by car. It has been 3 days since this happened and I am feeling horrible. I really do not know what to do. Can you guys help me please? Thank you.

I am 25 year old guy who just cannot leave stray cats like, I try to foster, give them food and vet care.

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Post by Cat-FAQ » Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am

If you haven’t already seen Cat Chat’s Lost & Found page, the information there may help:
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-m ... lost-found

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Post by Janey » Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 am

Hi, so sorry you’ve lost your cat.

I would follow the lost cat advice above, and put posters round the vets area as he is likely to be either somewhere there in hiding, or trying to find his way back home.

Have you been back to the area when it’s quiet later in the day and called?

You could also ask the vets to give you some help with this.

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Post by ashfaq1992 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am

I have been in the region since day 1, several times a day. I searched for him everywhere. Unfortunately, he is not a gentle cat and runs away when people approach him. He was actually a stray cat who I fostered for a year now. Do you think something bad can happen to him?

I thought I was doing the good thing by getting him to the vet :cry: :cry: :cry: . I am not being able to think about him or look at his photos. It hurts so much. :cry:

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Post by Janey » Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 am

You could try Animal Search UK they may be able to help, but I think it will cost. Definitely ask people round the area to look out for him and leave posters and follow the advice on the link. Best of luck!

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Post by Lilith » Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 am

Hey Ashfaq, this is awful!

Do you feel comfortable with putting the area where you lost the cat - or at least the postcode where the vet's is? Also a description of your cat. I'm sure any Catchat members in that area would be happy to watch out for a stray. I agree with Janey, the vets ought to give you some help.

The same thing almost happened to me once, when a woman held a vet's door open for me; I walked in and smiled my thanks at her - and she let the heavy door go bang on to us. Cat carrier split in half and cat sailed back out into car park on the edge of a busy road. Luckily the cat was only going for a check up and had the sense to hide under the nearest car and let me pull her out... I dread to think what could have happened otherwise.

All the very very best and hope you get him back soon.

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Post by ashfaq1992 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:18 am

I do not live in the UK unfortunately. I am feeling so guilty. Is there any chance that he finds his way home?

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Post by Lilith » Fri May 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Stranger things have been known - cats are capable of this.

In the UK and US it's possible to buy or borrow trapping boxes - are they available where you live and could the vet lend you one if so? Have the vets offered any support - since it was their mistake they ought to help you. But I'd definitely go on visiting the area to see if you can attract his attention.

You must be going frantic - it's every owner's worst nightmare. I do hope you find him soon, all the very best and please keep updating.

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Post by Kay » Fri May 04, 2018 10:10 pm

if he was straying around where you live there must be a chance he will find his way back

I would put leaflets through the door, with his photo, of the houses around your area, especially if there is anyone who fed him before you took him in

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Post by Marla » Tue May 08, 2018 1:31 pm

Please don't feel guilty. You absolutely did the right thing by taking him to the vet.

The vet clinic should be helping you find him. I would also use social media in that area to try to locate him.

I hope you find him soon.

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