Author Topic: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female - FOUND (injured but safe)  (Read 10137 times)

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This is just so wonderful and hope that Snowball recovers well  ;D ;D ;D

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 :Luv:

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Thank you everyone for your comments and best wishes. This website really has been a major support, especially when she first went missing.
She was chipped, although this didnt make any difference to be honest! The lady who had seen her around for 5 months only contacted my when she cut her collar off due to the injuries and the RSPCA said they couldnt help. The baffling thing is she still had her tag with her name and my number on her collar, and a small red disc saying "scan me Im chipped" - im not sure why I wasnt contacted sooner as she was obviously lost. Regardless I am over the moon to have an extra special early xmas present! I am so lucky to have found her finally, and especially before the cold weather.

-Ill upload photos when I get her home, hopefully this weekend  :) x

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what wonderful news - this will give hope to many others whose cats have been missing for months

do you know what happened to her to keep her missing for so long?

and please keep us updated with her progress, perhaps in the Health and Behaviour section
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What fantastic news  :wow: :wow: :wow:

Any cat going missing is sad and I don't know why but little Snowball going missing got to me even more than usual so I'm thrilled for you that she's been found. Hope her injuries can be sorted, fingers crossed for her op on Wednesday  :hug:

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Woo Hoo I am so happy that Snowball has been found ... I bet you feel like Xmas has come early don't you?.  Sorry to hear about her injuries though ... poor little love  :hug:  I'm sure your Dad will give her the best possible care and she will be back home with you very soon.

I would recommend getting her microchipped if she isn't already and if you want to put a collar on her then a quick release safety variety is the best type (check out www.kittycollars.co.uk for some lovely designs .... or better still have a look at the auction starting on Nov 21st on here where I know there will be some collars up for grabs  :innocent:).

Big hugs to you and lots and lots of get well soon vibes for Snowball  :hug:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2010, 21:51:09 PM »
I am so pleased that you have found Snowball. Heard before of cats missing for months only to be found a short way away

You must be ecstatic   ;D  but also worried about her wounds  :hug:

Those collar wounds can be very nasty. Do hope the operation goes well and Snowball recovers quickly.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 21:52:43 PM by Edd »

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2010, 21:50:38 PM »
 :wow: that's fantastic news! so pleased for you and your Snowball  :hug:

Poor love hope her wounds soon heal, you have to be very careful with some collars, safety collars are best, if using  :hug: give her a snuggle from me!
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OMG!- FOUND!!!!!After a phone call last Thursday I found my little Snowball... nearly 5months on, despite flyiering the street she was one road away. Shes in a bad way and currently at the vets, she is very thin and has 2 nasty rotten wounds where her collar has nearly strangled her and got caught around her arm. Fortunately dad is a vet so shes in the best place, operations due on wednesday and then hopefully back home safe and warm for lots of love and trying to rehabilitate her. ;D :) :catluv:
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 21:43:34 PM by barroness »

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2010, 18:48:23 PM »
still keeping everything crossed for you  :hug: :hug:

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2010, 18:52:54 PM »
keep the faith!!

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2010, 22:12:54 PM »
 :catluv:

thank you for the positive stories, the frustrating thing is it seems to be a waiting game and more often than not they are literally round the corner.

Im not giving up hope on her, im going to do another search and leaflet this week... maybe a stakeout on this cat from last wednesday! (the neighbours already think im crazy having seen me on many occasions in leopard print pj in the middle of the street shouting "come here sausage"!)

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2010, 21:30:48 PM »
We found a cat some years ago and brought him to vet to be scanned.  He was chipped and therefore reunited with his family ...... 6 months after going missing! 

His family rang us and invited us to come and visit him  :Luv:  They were of course stunned and delighted.  Don't give up hope  :hug:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2010, 15:56:35 PM »
I've just told JennyLynn about a cat who turned up (lost) in my garden a few summers ago: she'd been missing for three months but fending for herself rather successfully in some nearby mews workshops.  It's been nice weather and Snowball might also be on an adventure.

Incidentally the cat I found was only a few hundred yards from home.
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2010, 15:47:05 PM »
Everything is crossed for you x x x x x

yep still crossed her too xx
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2010, 15:44:35 PM »
Everything is crossed for you x x x x x
St Gertrude, keep my cat all night
From trap or poison, thorn or bite,
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2010, 19:03:11 PM »
 :thankyou: for your good vibes. I had a sighting on wednesday that i went to, i really dont think it was her but i dentifying a black cat in pitch black isnt the easiest task!- it then ran off  :(
Its over 3 weeks now, someone muxt be looking after her x

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2010, 10:08:45 AM »
Get your little tail home NOW snowball....your meowmy is frantic with worry :'(

Hopefully that will do the trick....stay positive.

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2010, 02:03:35 AM »
THere is always hope  :hug: :hug:

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2010, 19:04:52 PM »
2 sightings yesterday, i raced over to the street and it wasnt her  :( although the lady from monday did say that the one she saw was different to that yesterday... there is still hope :catluv:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2010, 14:10:42 PM »
oooh sounds promising .... hope it's her.
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2010, 00:16:24 AM »
:crossed: here too!

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2010, 17:50:25 PM »
fingers crossed!

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2010, 17:05:38 PM »
2 possible sightings on the one road i hadnt leafleted.  :doh:
Rushed over to a families house this morning after they saw the flyier and have a "new- never seen before" black cat whos appeared a few times at the bottom of their garden playing with theirs.... but it vanished just as i got there. They said they will let me know as soon as they see it again.... fingers crossed its my little one x

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2010, 06:41:54 AM »
Keeping fingers crossed she's home soon xx
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2010, 22:15:08 PM »
Hopefully she;ll be home this weeken  :hug: :hug:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2010, 20:54:21 PM »
thats why im keeping positive, 7 days isnt that long (it is, but im trying to convince myself otherwise!)

ive put food out but cant decide if i should be or not, a couple of other cats are now coming by and i just keep thinking i wonder if they are missing and someone is doing the same with snowball.

my poor little sausage  :(

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2010, 20:26:45 PM »
Must be so disheartening but there are soooo many stories of cats turning up after days, weeks, months and even years after going missing  :hug:

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2010, 18:28:01 PM »
still no sign  :(

i have door knocked and put an appeal on the radio, im running out of ideas now, i know she is out there, maybe its just a waiting game

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2010, 23:41:14 PM »
Sending lots of come home vibes and SNOWBALL COME HOME NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW   :hug: :hug:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2010, 23:39:25 PM »
Fingers crossed for good news soon  :hug:

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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2010, 18:56:35 PM »
oh im so glad you got him back, what good luck you put one there and someone spotted him.  ;D

my friend is handing out leaflets at the school tomorrow and ive put up posters in a few shops... pet city surprisingly were not helpful at all,
"oooh i dont think we have any room on the notice board any more...... dave, dave do we still put up posters?!"
-great thanks for being so helpful, you specialise in pets!- i had to beg

its amazing what an impact it has on your views of people etc

im still missing her dearly, ebony my other cat is loving the fact she doesnt have any competition anymore for food or my affections and has suddenly turned into an overly friendly little soul (think she was always a bit put out when i got snowball)

Enough is enough, come on snowball you were always a little sod but youve taken it to another level, come home sausage, my sink looks empty without you curled up in it  :'(

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2010, 22:16:35 PM »
Yeah I got my boy back after 8 of the longest days in my life.  He wasn't far from home .... litterally only three streets away but on the other side of the main road and definitely "off his patch".  I had put one of my notices on the Bottle bank recycling thing and a lady who was  recycling saw him hiding in a huge bramble bush nearby.  As he is a real mummy's boy and would not go to her when she called him so she rang me and I drove straight round.  He was so pleased to see me he jumped straight in the car when I called him.

The key is to get your posters in all the places where people go ... on or near bus stops, recycling bins, telephone juntion boxes, telegraph poles, supermarket notice boards, pubs / clubs / village hall, scout huts, church notice boards.  Basically allthe places where people congregate - not just lamp posts! lol

Good luck and stay positive  :hug:
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2010, 21:59:37 PM »
Even the manageress at the local BP garage on one of the main roads near me is a cat lover and put it up in the main window instead of the hidden notice board.

I live right next to a school so might sneak out of work early and hand out leaflets there, i did give them a poster but your right kids are key.

I used Tiggys Mums poster format-  :thanks: for uploading it

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2010, 21:48:47 PM »
That's good news .... it's surprising how nice the majority of people are.  I know when I lost my boy I was utterly amazed at not only how many people "knew" him but also how nice some of the rather "scary" looking people that lived near me are  ;).

One of the things I found really useful was the local kids ... especially little girls ... they love to help.  I wandered round the streets and handed out flyers to everyone I saw including the local kids asking them to let me know if they saw my boy.  Obviously you have to choose you kids with care ... I tended to avoid teenage boys!
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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2010, 21:37:57 PM »
someone from no 58 said they think its snowball they see in their garden, he was really kind and has put her poster up on the fridge so they have the contact details incase they see her again. fingers crossed, people are taking notice lets just hope we find her x

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010, 23:37:45 PM »
Defo get printing at work, I'm sure they won't mind  ;)

Here's where I sound like a loon but I have a pre-made poster in Word just in case one of mine ever goes missing (not quite as crazy as it sounds as they have never been out on the streets and have only ever been in the back garden which is catproofed so if they ever got out they would immediately be missing).  Here's a phone pic of what mine looks like, I think it's pretty eye catching.

I think if people are animal lovers they will keep an eye out regardless of whether the poster looks 'official' or not. You could always see what type of things they put on their posters and add any good bits to yours. If you got any sightings and she was evading capture and needed to be trapped then your local Cats Protection or RSPCA would probably be able to lend you a trap (if you leave a deposit).

:luck: Hope you get some sightings/news soon  :hug:





« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 23:44:04 PM by Tiggy's Mum - Helen »

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010, 23:29:11 PM »
my parents have had their entire yearly ink and paper supply drained in one fail swoop this morning as i dont have my own! - ill get printing at work  :)

No sightings, calls etc yet but they were only delivered at lunch time  :-:

Thank you for the poster idea, its more eye catching than mine.  :thanks:

The only reason I thought about that website was because they take the calls about sighting etc for you and can provide other services like traps etc.... their posters leaflets look official and possibly less likely to be binned?! I havent included my name on mine, although posting my phone number around the streets of northampton town centre hasnt filled me with excitement.

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010, 23:03:04 PM »
Edit: Forgot to say, how did it go today? Any sightings/info?

I've not used them before (been lucky enough not to be in your position  :hug:) but haven't heard any bad reports about them on here, which being a large cat forum you'd think you would if they were not up to much.

If you were just going for the poster service then I think it's probably just as easy to make your own. Would your work let you print a load off? Would take minutes on a laser printer rather than hours on a home printer!

I'd leave your name off (in case you attract any loonies), if it's an A4 poster you could put something like:


LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST  LOST 

MISSING - whatever area

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'Snowball is an all black cat *more detailed description*  When last seen she was wearing a *colour* collar with tag although this may have come off - she is microchipped (delete if not). She was last seen at X on X date.

Please check your sheds/garages as she may have got trapped inside. Despite being confident and friendly at home she is very shy with new people so may not come close – if you think you may have seen her, even from a distance, please let me know. 

Any news, good or bad, appreciated.  She is a much loved and missed family pet and there is a cash reward for her safe return.

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 22:24:19 PM »
has anyone used the website/ charity

www.animalsearchuk.co.uk

before? I will have to pay for the posters/ leaflets because snowball isnt insured. Just wondering if their success rate is better than that of me just making my own? x

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Re: LOST CAT- Northampton- 1yr old small pure black female
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010, 20:37:08 PM »
flyers handed out, posters put up........ urghhh i feel sick  :sick:

calling the locals vets and council tomorrow.

everyone is being so good helping me, esp the ex boyfriend who got her with me before i kicked him out a few months later!

fingers crossed for news, sightings RETURN HOME?! (please, please, please) tomorrow x

 


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