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My female cat who is 1.5 years old is in heat. She is an indoor only cat and has never been outside before. Sometime Saturday night she escaped out a window. We live on the second floor and the screen is broken and she somehow got out it. We have been searching for her everywhere, inside and out. Not sure what else to do to find her. Animal control won't help "find" your missing cat.  Will she just mate and come back? Do cats instinctively know their way home? We are very worried about her!

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Hi
Well yes she may go out find a mate and come home afterwards. But how long this may take is difficult to say.

I have a web page about missing cats, it has some ideas as to how to go about looking for your cat. Here is the page, I hope it is able to help
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best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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