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Thread: Ray (Our adopted kitty) goes missing

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    I know how touched you all were, as were we with the story of Ray, my avatar kitty. We adopted him from a campground in the N Ga mtns in Feb of this year. After a bit of doctoring him up (which I *thought* he'd forgiven us for), we set out for our current trip to the NE and Canada. We're about half way thru it and stopped to celebrate the 4th in Burlington VT at a municipal camp ground on Lake Champlaign.

    2 mornings ago, Ray raced out of the van door and hasn't been seen since. We have activated his chip notice, so if someone takes him to a shelter or a vet, it will trigger a phone call to our cell phones. I have emailed a picture of him and the notification of his loss to the local humane society shelter. Because of the holiday and the circumstances (we had to leave the cg for 1 nite as they were full) and he tends to return late at nite, we are hopeful he will return tonite.

    The CG is emptying out and I don't think there will be so many people around tonite so we are really thinking he might come back to us in the next night or 2. We will stay here looking for him until the 7 th and then just have to hope he will show up somewhere that will check his chip.

    He really wormed his way into our hearts at once and it's hard to know how big a hole we'll feel if in fact we don't get him back. Right now we are still at the hopeful stage and it's good to know that there are 2 CG Kitties so we don't think there are coyotes or other predators around. Still he usually doesn't like to miss meals and while we do know he can slip a harness (he did it in Canada with all his ID on it!) we did have a replacement figure 8 harness on him so are concerned about him getting hung up somewhere.

    I'm not getting anything done other then waiting for him to come home.

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    :cry: Oh I hope you get him back, my heart goes out to you.

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    Oh! How heart wrenching! I hope he turns up soon.

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    Oh no! Have you put up flyers at the camp ground? I hope you find him!

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    Hugs, I hope you find your kitty
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    I will ask St. Anthony to help you find him. Good Luck

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    :cry: Oh, I hope he finds his way back to you!

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    I hope he comes back. What a pretty kitty.

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    He's such a handsome kitty. I hope you can bring him home where he belongs!!

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    If you can sit outside and talk in normal voices, especially late at night, that can provide an opportunity for him to return. Lost cats usually hide out and don't respond to calling. Lost cats also tend to come out really late at night (like 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning) when everything is quiet. Talking in normal voices will cue a cat in to the fact that it might be safe to come out.

    If you have anything with his scent on it (pillow bed or whatever), putting that outside your door can help too. Cats have extremely sensitive smell and tend to identify "home" with odors -- especially their own.

    We went through this last month when I inadvertently locked our indoor cat outside. We searched the next day, but it wasn't until dusk when my dd and I were out on the screen porch talking about her that she finally showed up. I read about a dozen articles online about how to find a cat, and the best tips were the above -- night time, scent, and ordinary conversational voices.

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    Oh I hope he returns home soon, I know how much our pets mean to us....

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    Oh i am hoping you get him back, one of mine got out, he was out for 3 weeks finally he came meowing at the door. He too had been fixed.

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    Oh he looks like my Loki i had for 17 years. I do hope he comes home tonight. maybe he's just cking the neighborhood out.
    Loki wore a harness too. and our mamma cat we have now does also. her two girls stay indoors.

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    good luck. I remember when you found him. Barb

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    please keep us posted. Hope he comes back

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    Hope he comes soon - my heart goes out to you...

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    I'll say a little prayer tonight for your Ray. I hope you find him, I'd be going crazy too.

    Good luck and let us know when you find him.

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    He is a beautiful cat. I hope he returns. I have had my present cat, Chief Red Cloud for about 11 yrs. I'm a big time cat lover from way back.

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    Very pretty kitty. Hope you get him back. I'm thinking about adopting a kitty and my daughter wants a 2nd one. Our local shelter is having a 80% off deal. We can get 2 kitties for $30. What a deal. Good Luck

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    I hope he comes home soon. I know it is hard when an animal escapes while camping our dog slipped out of the trailer one night and we had to chase her all over that campground.
    At least you know you have done everything you can to find him.

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    Oh, Jo----I know you're heartbroken. Please keep us posted on when he comes back and how he's doing.

    Dotty

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    I am so sorry to hear of your situation. I know how upset you are. My cat has gotten out but always has stayed close to the house. Having special screening put up this weekend just for his escape tricks..

    Very hard for you not being at home. I will pray hard that he returns before you have to leave and continue on your trip.

    Julie - Florida

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    I truly know how you feel. I hope he comes home ASAP.

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    I sure hope he comes home.

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    Hope he comes back soon!

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