I've just moved into my own apartment, and I brought two cats, Shavlon who I've had for 5 years and Belze who I havn't had much at all.. after 10 days I let them both out (they're both outdoor cats who're used to go out and in as they please, and I live on bottom floor in a quiet neighbourhood with very little traffic, so I can't imagine keeping them locked up, not even after this..)
Belze came back almost immediatly, but the last thing I saw of Shavlon was when she explored a bush some metres away.. she never came back in and now it's more than a week ago (8 days to be exact)..
I'm so worried! She was sterelized, had a tattoo and a reflctive collar with a name tag on so if someone found her they should have made contact, don't you think? :(
I've put up notes, called the police, looked everywhere I can think of and access, drove slowly through the few streets and looked for her body, been out calling.. but nothing.. nobody has calld or anything..
Now I know she can care for hersel, she's a good hunter, it's not very cold and there's lts of rainwater..but it's not like her to be gone very long at all on a new place, she's somewhat shy and normally always rushes back to home/safety on new places (which is why I don't think she's stolen, she'd be hard to catch for any stranger, but she should be easy to spot, most of the cats here doesn't have her colour) and..it's really not like her!
I don't live far away from her old home, but she hasn't been pottd there either, my dad's looking. And it's just less than an hours walk from here.. she shiuld have shown up if that's where she was heading..
So.. either she can't find her way..which both is a litte werd to be her and she should have been seen by someone..or.. - and this I just don't want to think of- she's locked up in some storage room and has probably suffered a long, cruel death with no food or water...
That's what I'm told in the other forums..and..that's just not what I wanna hear..I want her to come back!