My Cat Ran Away! What Should I Do?

Lost and Found Pets My Cat Ran Away! What Should I Do?

Help, My Cat Ran Away! DoNotPay Can Help You Find Your Pet!

Cats are curious by nature, and sometimes, this curiosity leads them to wander away from home. Whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor kitty, it's possible that your cat ran away without even thinking about it.

You need to find your furry baby as quickly as possible and know that they're safe. Trying to report a lost pet on your own can take too much time and be a hassle. You need a faster way. DoNotPay can help you report your lost pet after your cat ran away in minutes.

What to Do if You Lose Your Pet

When your cat or other pet goes missing, time is of the essence. You need to take immediate action to try and locate them while getting the word out that they are lost, so others are looking too. Here are some steps to take:

  • Look around your neighborhood or the area where your pet disappeared. Most animals don't wander far.
  • Use your social media account to let people know your pet is lost.
  • Someone should stay at home because your pet might return while you're out looking.
  • Report your lost pet to local animal shelters and animal control departments.
  • Report your pet missing through DoNotPay.

Can My Cat Find Its Way Home?

There are many stories out there about cats finding their homes after being lost. Scientists aren't sure how cats manage to find their way home, although some think it might be due to scent, while others argue that they use the electromagnetic field to locate their houses. If your cat is an indoor cat, it's entirely possible the kitty didn't go far and is hiding near your home.

Report Your Lost Pet to Local Animal Control or Animal Shelter

When you realize that your cat has gone missing, you need to report their disappearance to local animal control and shelter. Some people won't report a found animal or look for owners; they turn the animal over to the shelter. If the animal shelter knows about your lost cat, they can let you know if the kitty arrives at their location, so you can reunite with your fur baby.

How to Avoid Losing a Pet

It's always best to avoid losing your pet, so you don't need to go through the worry and stress of trying to find them. Here are a few tips:

  1. Keep all doors and gates closed and double-check them
  2. Microchip all your pets, even indoor cats
  3. Stay with your pet when they're outdoors
  4. Always make sure that harnesses and collars fit securely

How to Report a Lost Cat by Yourself

When you need to report a runaway cat, you need to contact your local animal control department. You should call them or stop by their office to file a report for your lost pet. It's also a good idea to let your friends on social media know, so they can help get the word out.

Solve the Challenges of Reporting the Incident When Your Cat Ran Away With the Help of DoNotPay

Cats are fast, and when an indoor kitty wants to escape to the outside world, it seems like no amount of precautions can stop it. You need to report the incident as soon as your cat runs away to increase your chances of getting your pet home safely and quickly. This means reporting the lost animal. You can do this on your own, but it might take too long.

Here are how you can use DoNotPay to report lost and found pets:

  1. Search "lost and found pets" on DoNotPay, and select whether you're reporting a lost pet or a pet you've found. 
  2. Enter the date and location you lost or found the pet and tell us more about them, including the breed, gender, whether they are wearing a collar, approximate size, and more. 
  3. Upload evidence a photo of the pet, so they can be identified, and enter your current contact information where you can be reached with updates. 

And that's it. DoNotPay will file the report on your behalf, and make sure your lost or found pet gets recorded in the government directory, and they know who to contact if they find a match.

DoNotPay Works With the Click of a Button

Now that you've reported your missing kitty, and the feline might even be home, you want to learn more about lost pets. You might have a friend or family member that needs help. DoNotPay offers many services for lost pets. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

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More DoNotPay Products for Your Pets

The DoNotPay app can help you protect your pets in many ways, from licensing to reporting abuse. Check out these pet products to keep your furry friends cared for and loved:

  • Report Animal Abuse
  • Pet Custody Agreement
  • Pet Licenses

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

With your kitty home, you're ready to explore the other options available with DoNotPay. Consider these:

It's time to use DoNotPay to report your cat that ran away today.

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