What do I do when my cat runs away from home?

If your cat does not return a day or two after running away from home, it probably lost its way. Try going around the neighborhood calling out the cat’s name. Put out ‘Missing Cat’ posters that have the cat’s photo and your contact information. Sometimes hanging familiar items, like the cat’s favorite blanket or cat food, outside the home can help direct the feline back home when they catch the scent of their belongings.


A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.