Cat Safety & Recovery Tips

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Outdoor Cat Tips

If you have feral cats you've been feeding, or a stray cat that's adopted you, these tips will be helpful to keep your outdoor cats warm in winter. Even though the Ventura County winters are a lot milder than other parts of the state and country, in the winter temperatures can get low enough that you'll want to do a few easy things to keep your outdoor cats safe from the cold. Shelter Me Inc. - How to care for outdoor cats and barn cats … [Read more...]

Finding Newly Adopted and Indoor-Only Cats

The Good News Is: Your Cat is probably Not "Lost", Your Cat is Hiding! If your newly adopted or indoor-only cat has escaped outside - your cat is probably not lost at all. Your cat is most likely hiding close by. Depending on the terrain, your cat is probably closer than you think. That's because cats are territorial and your cat's territory is inside your home (or their previous home). Once a cat is thrust into unfamiliar territory, most cats … [Read more...]

More Tips for Finding a Lost Cat

Search Immediately An indoor only cat is almost certainly very close at hand. Look in, behind and under any place the cat may be hiding, starting right from the exit point -- in dense plantings, under a porch, house crawl space, storm drains. (A cat can crawl through an incredibly small slot when it needs to.) And don't neglect to look up, even if the cat has been declawed. When an outdoor-access cat disappears When an outdoor-access cat … [Read more...]