If your cat is lost, there could be several reasons depending on the type of cat you have. For cats whip lived predominantly indoors, a cat may have just gotten out and remains hiding out of fear of its new, unfamiliar surroundings.

If your cat typically stays outside, then your cat likely didn’t run away but got caught in something that’s keeping it from going back home, such as being injured and being unable to get back home again. Start with an aggressive search of your cat’s territory to see if your cat may be hurt or trapped somewhere.

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