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Title: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on February 12, 2010, 11:09:19 AM
 :'(

PLEASE HELP

My cat Puddles has been missing since Sunday 6th Feb 2010. She is neutered and chipped and was wearing a silver collar with a name tag on it when i last saw her. I'm very worried about her as she has never been away for so long and i miss her terribly.
She is almost a year old, quite small for her age and is all black.
Jenny
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Kay&4Ts on February 12, 2010, 12:28:44 PM
what a pretty little cat - I do hope she turns up safe and well soon

have you checked out all the advice on this thread http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,305.0.html

it has helped many a poster to find a missing cat
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 12, 2010, 16:03:34 PM
Thank you. I've done a leaflet drop, every house on the estate knows she is missing, put a poster up in the local post office and at the nearest vets, told pet log and the RSPCA also. I've been searching the streets every night to see if i can hear her or if she is stuck. I'm finding it difficult but trying to remain positive. She is like my child substitute so i am completely lost without her, putting off making the call to environmental health but i know i'm going to have to eventually.
The article on visualisation was good http://www.catchat.org/visualize.pdf, i did find that a help. Fingers Crossed she will turn up and not have a clue what all the fuss is about.


Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Bazsmum on February 13, 2010, 03:11:04 AM
Sending out positive vibes for your darling babe to be back home soon~~~~~Best of luck!  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Christine (Blip) on February 13, 2010, 10:45:08 AM
I'm sorry to welcome you to Purrs at a time of such worry, JennyLynn.  Keep leafletting and keep positive: I hope little Puddles soon comes padding back home as if nothing had happened.  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 13, 2010, 13:14:20 PM
Thank you for all your well wishes, i really hope she comes back soon  :(
Its been a week tomorrow which i know is not a massive amount of time in the great scheme of things, but i am missing my little girl. I tried standing in the garden at night and just listening to see if i could hear her trapped anywhere and i've walked around the streets where i live, i think i'm going to have to start looking a bit further than i have been. I did my leaflets on thursday and have heard nothing. I put the contents of my hoover outside and her blanket with one of my tshirts and i just have to keep praying i guess!
Thanks again, it really means alot to know people care.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Kay&4Ts on February 13, 2010, 13:36:58 PM
 :hug: :hug:

her chip may make all the difference

make sure every vet and rescue in your area knows she is missing
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Bazsmum on February 13, 2010, 20:51:59 PM
 :hug: :hug: :hug: Im sure she will be home safe soon!  ;)
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 14, 2010, 15:42:43 PM
Well, its been a week and still not one sighting of her  :'(

No response from my flyers and i went to every shelter and vets with photographs yesterday, with no joy sadly. I'm very much thinking the worst as a lovely little cat in my area was very cruelly killed in October last year. http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/ribblevalley/4702708.Evil_Ribble_Valley_thugs_kill_cat_and_cut_off_tail/#commentsList.
His owners only lived around the corner from me, not really sure how anyone recovers from this, if they ever caught the people who could do such a thing i hope they would go with the 'eye for an eye' school of thought.
Still desperately trying to remain positive.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 14, 2010, 15:59:48 PM
never give up hope  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Janeyk on February 14, 2010, 17:36:43 PM
Gill's right never give up Jenny :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: miriambuddy on February 15, 2010, 11:17:22 AM
so sorry your beautiful little girl is currently missing. You are doing all the right things so don't give up hope. It's good to find out which home near you have cats also as she might follow one of their cats home in search for food. She's out there somewhere  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 15, 2010, 17:59:58 PM
 :thanks: guys, spoke to another rescue centre in the area tonight, they advised doing another leaflet drop but offering a reward this time so fingers crossed someone will have seen something.
On the plus side the council have not had any reports of cats that have perished in an RTA so i am trying to remain positive! Hopefully her microchip will make the difference!

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Christine (Blip) on February 15, 2010, 18:39:49 PM
Keep up the positive attitude, JennyLynn  :hug:  we're all rooting for Puddles.
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: miriambuddy on February 16, 2010, 10:30:57 AM
if you have insurance, I recommendment contacting animalsearch.uk, they will make you 300 colour leaflets with a 24/7 contact number that field your calls and about 25 laminated posters plus loads of support. it is all free thru yr insurance. their number is 0800 4320340
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 17, 2010, 14:41:34 PM
Just done my second load of flyers and got a phone call from a neighbour about a notice up in the local newsagents about a cat that has been found, i called the lady but it wasnt puddles :-( the neighbour did say that my Puddles was annoying everybody by going into their houses - but nobody said anything to me, just wish i had known as i could have kept her in maybe, i dont know. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I didnt realise my friendly curious little angel could be such a pest to so many people, on the plus side it could mean she is out there somewhere happily being fed in a home she has wandered into. I hope so.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 17, 2010, 17:38:48 PM
St Gertrude, keep my cat all night
From trap or poison, thorn or bite,
From speeding cars and thieving men,
And bring him safely home again.

 :scared:

X
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Janeyk on February 17, 2010, 18:36:53 PM
 :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 18, 2010, 20:54:14 PM
Some positive news......
Had a sighting around 9am today, a little black cat in a collar with a tag was sitting looking through a ladys french windows by a large wooded area just by our estate. Unfortunately i have been working in liverpool today so i didnt get home til 1730, i've been out and seen no Puddles. Its snowing quite badly here so i figure she has found somewhere warm for the night and hope she surfaces again tomorrow. Or at least if the cat appears i can rule out the possibility that its my baby. Trying to be positive but not get my hopes up.

Fingers crossed.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Kay&4Ts on February 18, 2010, 21:16:09 PM
sounds as if she has a hidey hole sorted, so she'll stay around until you get hold of her again  :hug:

Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 18, 2010, 21:21:15 PM
 :thanks: :hug:
I really hope so!! i think if she is sitting at other peoples french doors with her nose pressed against the glass (something she used to do at my own french doors) there is a strong possibility she is disorientated and not quite sure where home is. I've left some food out tonight and will follow the path again in daylight, i've also left a toy with my kind neighbour just incase she goes back to her door.
If you have any advice on helping her find her way home again i'd really appreciate it (i've tried the hoover contents, her blanket and my clothes outside). There is a small cul de sac of houses just off the dirt track i walked tonight, so i will do a leaflet drop tomorrow just in case. 


Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Kay&4Ts on February 18, 2010, 22:09:52 PM
walking around the area she may be in as late as you can, calling her and listening, might be worthwhile

I'd take a carrier too just in case she comes to you and then runs off

the listening bit is very important, but is pointless while there's loads of noise going on
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 19, 2010, 21:19:28 PM
 ;) :hug: :hug: :hug: ;D
my baby is home. Puddles was handed in to a veterinary practice this evening, she is ok, but a little traumatised (as am i)
She was found the day she went missing (6th Feb) by a couple renting a cottage as a holiday home a fair few miles away, with no collar, and a pellet wound in her hind quarters. I'm obviously delighted my beautiful girl is home, and will most likely now be keeping her as a house cat. I know cats are good, but she couldnt not possibly have travelled the five miles to the other village, and lost her collar within hours of sustaining an injury.
Thank you for all your help and support.


Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Sootyca on February 19, 2010, 21:41:05 PM
I'm so pleased for you and Puddles both!  Poor little love, to end up so far away from home and injured. Wonder what she went through - and why didn't the people who found her get her to a vets sooner if they knew she was injured.

She is back where she belongs now though - thank heavens for microchips.

 :hug:

Karen
x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Tiggy's Mum on February 19, 2010, 21:42:06 PM
Poor baby, how could anyone be so wicked  :( So pleased she is home and can get better iwth lots of TLC from her Mum  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Kay&4Ts on February 19, 2010, 21:44:17 PM
I'm so glad she is home

what a wonderful invention the chip is
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: JennyLynn on February 19, 2010, 21:49:37 PM
If this isnt an advert for microchips i really dont know what is! i've spoken to the couple who found her, they thought she was a stray, they had tended to her wound but not taken her to a vet until she had started limping. The vet knew she wasnt stray because she was so friendly, and had the markings around her neck where her collar had been, the microchip saved the day tho! Her injuries are minimal fortunately, i just hope i never find out who could do this to my baby and have to be grateful the couple who found her did the right thing eventually. She's snuggled up on the sofa now, just adjusting to being here.
I'm just gonna be glad she is home and not think about what she has been through.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs)
Post by: Christine (Blip) on February 19, 2010, 22:05:20 PM
Puddles lives for the moment and she is just so happy to be home where she belongs.  I'm so glad that she is home safe and will take pleasure in amending the title of this thread.
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on February 19, 2010, 22:14:14 PM
thank you so much, i really mean it.
I dont want this story to give extra worry to people who are still looking for their babies, i'm sure that it is an isolated incident and have renewed faith in humanity to do the right thing. But i'm so pleased she is now safe and home   :wow:

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: bunglycat on February 19, 2010, 23:00:24 PM
I am so pleased Puddles is home - so sorry she got injured though -she probably won''t want to go out again after this !
Lots oh healing vibes for her and  :hug: :hug: :hug:  to you both .
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Janeyk on February 20, 2010, 07:01:54 AM
So glad Puddles is home, they can travel a long distance though in a short time because they can cut accross field ets.  I agree about the chip too, a friend of my sister's found her cat 5 miles away and he was taken in by a couple who were going to keep him! they had need to take him to the vet and it was only then the chip was found.
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Bazsmum on February 20, 2010, 22:49:03 PM
So glad you got your babe back....Some evil peeps around sadly!  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JackSpratt on February 21, 2010, 15:45:49 PM
Glad Puddles is home. :) There are some awful people about, but it's good to know she's back where she belongs with people that love her.
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on February 21, 2010, 16:42:31 PM
It's so lovely having her home, still can't believe it when I wake up in the morning when she is there! She has picked up some new habits (taking her food out of her food bowl and putting it on the floor, hissing at other cats through the window, and sleeping with one eye open) I figure this will either improve in time or be something to get used to! She has also stopped making her usual chirpy little noises, but again I think this will come with time as she gets settled again. She is walking a little stiffly on her injured leg, and keeps licking the wound but it is quite deep and the marking of the pellet is very obvious, I'm so very lucky she came home.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Michelle (furbabystar) on February 21, 2010, 22:50:50 PM
I HATE PEOPLE  :censored:

So glad she is home, poor little baby.

Hope you will now stay with us here on purrs, it will be great to follow how she does xxx
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on February 22, 2010, 19:01:57 PM
Had lots of cuddles with Puddles until today when her poor little leg has swelled up and she can't bear weight on it :-( we've been back to the vets and she is now on pain killers and antibiotics, she is going back on Friday for sedation as there is a possibility the bullet may have chipped a bone and could be causing problems. Poor baby. I just want my little girl to be ok. 

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Christine (Blip) on February 22, 2010, 19:05:41 PM
Poor, poor little Puddles: that must have hurt.  Keep us posted with her progress  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Janeyk on February 22, 2010, 19:17:22 PM
 :( Hugs for Puddles and hopefully the meds help her until the vet can find out what's going on  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: bunglycat on February 22, 2010, 20:53:49 PM
Poor Puddles - there are some right  :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: about .
Really hope the tablets work and she gets better quickly  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on February 23, 2010, 20:49:37 PM
She isnt hissing today  :innocent:

so fingers crossed that means she is feeling a bit better, she has been very sicky with her tablets tho  :sick:

the swelling seems to have gone down a little so giving her lots of cuddles.

Thank you for all your well wishes, i'm sure she will be in tip top condition again soon  ;D

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Sam (Fussy_Furball) on February 23, 2010, 22:02:02 PM
Oh Jenny what wonderful news that Puddles is back home.  It's a shame the couple that found her didn't get her toa vet sooner but I suppose you have to be grateful that they did care enough to do anything ... so many people would have just looked the other way  :hug:

With regards to the injury is it worth mentioning it to the local police .... I know that won't be able to do anything about it but they may want to log it in case it isn't an isolated incident.

Sending lots and lots of get well soon vibes to Puddles.

Sam xxxx
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Sootyca on February 23, 2010, 22:46:27 PM
Here's hoping she improves quickly now.  :) 

Might also be worth contacting the local paper - I've seen them run a few similar stories and it never hurts to get word round for people to be on the lookout.
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 24, 2010, 16:44:23 PM
I am so pleased that she is home and hope that she recovers soon although the mental side will take longer to heal. I am sure once her leg gets better she will start to recover mentally safe with you  :hug: :hug:

Please keep us uptodate with how she is doing  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on March 01, 2010, 18:25:16 PM
Thanks Guys,

She is starting to act more like her old self again, although she is not enjoying being a house cat at all!

had confirmation from the vet that her leg isnt broken and its healing nicely, though it will unfortunately be permanently misshapen, she is using it without any problems and happily jumping up for toys and treats. She has a habit of waking up at 5am and scratching on my wardrobe til one of us gets up which is causing us a few sleepless nights, but its a small price to pay for having her home. She is sleeping alot still, but i guess she is just comfortable here and is still recuperating. I just hope she continues to improve.  :innocent:

we do love her to pieces!


Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Sootyca on March 01, 2010, 19:26:01 PM
So glad she is beginning to be more like her old self.  Are you keeping her as a house cat now or just until she is better?
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Janeyk on March 01, 2010, 19:29:36 PM
Glad that things are improving  :hug:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on March 01, 2010, 23:15:08 PM
Puddles is strictly a house cat now, u can't risk letting her out again sadly. She is adjusting, it's just going to take some time! X
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: JennyLynn on March 20, 2010, 22:45:12 PM
Just wanted to give a quick update...

Puddles is 100% healed after her ordeal, she is still a bit jumpy, but she is running and playing and adjusting to being a house cat. We have even been for little walks on her new lead.

She is still a little monkey at night for scratching and waking us up, but its so lovely to have her back to normal.

Jenny x
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Janeyk on March 20, 2010, 22:47:56 PM
Brilliant news  :Luv:
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: Kay&4Ts on March 20, 2010, 23:06:50 PM
that'is great - and you will be able to use an extender lead to let her roam a bit in safety when she is used to her harness
Title: Re: LOST Small Black Cat in Wilpshire, Blackburn (Lancs) HOME SAFE!
Post by: YogiDot on March 20, 2010, 23:28:01 PM
'm so pleased she is safe and getting better now.