Not all cats are house cats - some are inclined to wander to where there is fuss or food.
If your return home greets you with nothing, you might be worried about your cat being missing. Don't panic; cats can disappear for days at a time and return with no trouble.
The first thing to do is to check your home and garden. Your cat might be hiding in the unlikeliest of places - from cupboards to sheds. Speak to your neighbours as well as any delivery people - they might have seen your cat somewhere.
Putting up flyers and advertising on social media are a few great ways to get the message out that your cat is missing.
Keep a list of useful phone numbers pinned to a board in your kitchen. You can download our list below, complete with handy contact details.