What to do when you find a lost cat ?

It's not uncommon to find stray cats in your flat or neighbourhood. When this happens, there are certain things you can do to help the cat find its home. Read on to find out what to do.

Steps to take when a lost cat is found

Once you find a stray cat, you must first capture it and contain it safely. This is because domestic cats are easier to capture than strays. So, why not find out more, for more information. When capturing, approach the cat carefully so as not to frighten it, lest it feel threatened and run away. To make it easier for you, you can try to lure it with food. Apart from that, if you find a lost cat, check it for an identification tag or chip before reporting it. Finally, if all these efforts have come to nothing, file a lost cat report with the nearest animal rescue service to find the cat's owners.

Tips for finding a lost cat

Your first instinct when you lose a cat is to file a lost cat report. Once you have done this, inform the professionals close to you. These include vets, shelters and animal associations. By informing them, they will pay different attention to the cats that are presented to them. In addition, you must follow in the footsteps of your lost cat. Following the tracks of a lost cat is firstly to publish a search ad while detailing the characteristics of your lost cat. Secondly, share your ad on social networks and support groups. Finally, ask your neighbours about your lost cat and don't forget to regularly check animal ads.  However, don't forget that you should also look around your flat to make sure your cat is really lost. This will make it easier for you to find your cat.