Am I Really Lost?
17 November 2021
Cats often appear in our gardens and they are not always lost or missing, they may well just be new to the area and are sussing out their territory. Obviously, each situation is different. If the cat appears healthy and well-fed or wearing a collar then chances are it's owned and being cheeky after food. In cases like this, it's best not to feed or encourage the cat as it’s less likely to go home, also you do not know if the cat may be on a special or restricted diet due to health issues. If the cat however doesn't look too healthy and stays days on end in your garden then offer it some food and set about trying to see if it's owned and lost or even abandoned. Advertise on social media, paper collar the cat asking an owner to contact you and try and get the cat scanned for a microchip. Most vets will do this free of charge or Cats Protection may be able to get a volunteer to scan. Cats do wander and roam that's being a typical cat, they are not always lost.