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My cat Toby 2 years old who I fostered since he was 3 months
old walked off the house on September 8th.
He is mostly indoor cat. One time before he walked off in the evening
and was gone for 7 hours.
This time he is compleatly gone. It has been already 10 days.
I have put plenty of posters everywhere and he has a micorchip.
Nobody has seen him. He is sort of shy to other people but follow
me everywhere. He is like my baby. I am so heart broken and lost
hope to ever see him again.
Do you think that there is a chance for him coming back?
He isn't oudoor cat. Do you think that he may be still alive?
Do cats have an instinct to find their home?

yes i do think there is still a chance that he will come back. I have known cats to be gone for weeks even in some cases months and then just turn up. My sisters cat did this and we thought he was definitely gone but no all of a sudden there he was on the door step.

Keep calling him, keep putting food out for him an also leave something of his out side with his scent on or even something of yours. this will help him find his way back if he is near.

I have a web page about lost and found cats which you may also find of interest.


I hope you find him soon

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


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.


I run my own cat website at 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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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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