All cat are believed to venture out and explore their area at least one time in a lifetime, they can actually go up to 10 miles, so it is understandable that some of them will really get lost. For me personally this is a fantastic enough reason why every cat should be micro chipped or have a collar with your contact details on.
Many individuals erroneously assume that a friendly cat that constantly sits at your door step or window sill is a stray cat however this is not usually the case. These cat’s know you are someone who is kind to cats and are trying their luck.
A stray is a cat who’s lost and can’t find their way back home, in case a cat that is unknown is seen repeatedly, check with your local vets to find out if anyone who has lost a cat with a fitting description. If you suspect that they’ve not been feed or haven’t found shelter within 14 days then contact your local Cats Protection League or other cat rescue business, plus your local vets and place an advert in your local paper. Odds are there’s someone who desperately hoping to locate the cat.
It is better that they may be reunited with their owner or rehoused without the health problems due to malnutrition. However keep in mind that if you become too attached to this cat, then you will be heartbroken if you return with their owner so remind yourself of the and ensure your children understand that shortly the cat will be going home.
Once you’ve been able to locate the cats proprietor, ask them for their contact details just in case you find their feline at your door again, as you may find they door measure should they lose their claws. If you are still feed them after you’ve given them back to their owner the first time they’ll keep visiting for more meals.
If you do find yourself in this situation it’s always worth viewing the situation from your standpoint. If your cat was the one who got lost, would not you need someone to be kind and offer them shelter and food until they could be returned to you?