You already know that allowing your cat outside is an invitation to tragedy.
Sometimes, though, a cat outsmarts us and we have to react quickly in a moment of panic. Take action immediately. The longer you wait, the greater the risks to your cat.
The followings websites are highly recommended by us if you’ve lost or found a cat.
Some may be free, some may charge. Stray Cat Alliance has no connection to any of these sites and cannot vouch for their effectiveness, but in our experience many animals have been returned to owners or found by good samaritans who help lost and found animals.
Look first at your local animal shelter’s website and also go there in person as some animals are kept in ISO (isolation) as they are injured or ill and cannot be in the general population.
A few of the pay sites to help you in finding your pets (others likely exist in your area or are being developed – search on the internet for others):