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Missing Cat Back Home After 8 Weeks

Patrick the cat disappeared from his home and his mom and dad contacted me to help find him.

After a thorough search of the neighborhood, checking local shelters and veterinary offices, Patrick was nowhere to be found.

Here is what his mom Dyan sent to me after they found him:

When you opened the reading, you said that Patrick was alive but feeling disoriented, out of sorts and on edge.

Something scared or upset him.

Patrick told you, “I’m way out there” “I’m worried I can’t find my way home.”

He said there was a house behind a house that he saw, a kiddie pool or swimming pool

First, you picked up that he was a half a mile away, and you said that was so far out and unusual for a cat to go that far and that a lost cat would generally be no more than 5-7 houses distant, so you
checked in with Patrick again to confirm and came up with about half a mile again, south, and a little west.

You said that he seemed to be staying low and hiding, not covering great distances.

You noted that he was in a southerly direction and then asked what was out back/behind us—and I told you that was east.

You thought Patrick could see wheel wells, stayed low, hiding.

He had seen self-made driveways/gravel roads.

There was a white car/light colored car

Red bushes/trees/something red.

A chain link fence.

Pigeons were important.

Porches/carports with boxes.

Checking in after a couple weeks, you said he was near a church, someone close to it was providing him with food/water —he was relieved. (so was I!)

Here is what I do know…

Patrick ran out of the house after having an itchy skin attack and we were trying to treat him with a topical ointment.

From there, we can only guess that Pat climbed into some sort of trailer or vehicle to hide because he ended up heading south across a busy street that was 2 blocks away.

Patrick has never been one to wander willingly from his food dish or his clan.

From there he might have jumped out at a stop sign and kept running, taking him farther south, and then changed direction from slightly SW to slightly SE.

He would have encountered many unpaved/GRAVEL roads and driveways in this area.

That area has quite a few homes with BOXES stacked under carports, on back porches, etc.

Heading slightly SE, he would have crossed a graveyard. There is a small CHAPEL on site, a mausoleum and also a FOUNTAIN at the front entrance (this might also have been the pool?)
As for staying low (and WHEEL WELLS) Pat used to sleep under cars all the time.

The area he landed in is just adjacent to the church and graveyard. He had apparently been eating at a couple of the neighbor’s homes on that street for a two week period, according to the woman who contacted me.

He mostly stayed around her house. She told me he slept under her cars (one is RED, one WHITE) and there is also a giant RED maple out front of the CHAIN LINK fence on that property.

Her driveway appears like GRAVEL but is not loose.

There are also RED roses behind the fence.

And this really underlined it all...There were PIGEONS everywhere, and no wonder, as the woman feeding Pat was also feeding the pigeons.

Spot on, Karen!—as always, you are so tuned in to the animals and we so appreciate your helping us bring Patrick home.

Patrick is now safe and sound at home!

Much love,


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Karen is an award-winning animal communicator and best-selling author who specializes in pet loss and the afterlife. She has documented her journey with her heartwarming and inspirational books, The Pet I Can’t Forget, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals and Hear All Creatures.
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  1. kath brown says:

    hi Karen my cat, Teddy been missing now 8 weeks I had sightings but not definite he’s chipped but I haven’t heard anything I just don’t know what to do so can you give me some advice x

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry to hear Teddy is missing. Click the link for a free lost pet d-guide to help you with your search. Most of the time cats don’t wander very far so hopefully, he will be back home soon!

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Karen
    My pet has been missing for almost 70 days. He is an unneutered male and he jumped out of our car window after breaking out of his carrier. He wandered into the woods sniffing and took off when my partner tried to get him. I think he was looking for me because I had been on vacation and he was with my partner. He was born on the property that he took off on but no one has seen him. Do you have any advice or tips?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear your pet is missing. You can opt in to my VIP family for a Lost Pet Handbook e-Guide. It has lots of tips for finding pets. I will hold a sacred space for your boy to be found safe and sound. Opt-in here as a VIP

  3. Beth says:

    Hi Karen
    We moved house and our beloved Thomas who is neutered and chipped left for 12 nights and then returned at the front door one morning. Then he went off again on 20th December and hasn’t returned. We are heartbroken and giving up hope. We have done all the obvious stuff and left clothing outside that smells of us, call him name day and night. Do you think there’s a chance he will just turn up after all this time? Thanks

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am sorry to hear that Thomas is missing but there is always hope. Until proven otherwise, assume you just haven’t found him yet. I’ve had many lost pet cases where cats and dogs disappear for years only to be found later alive and well. Many end up in shelters or they rehome themselves as good samaritans open their homes to them. Keep the faith that Thomas will be found as most people give up too soon after a pet disappears.

  4. Rachel Brick says:

    Hi Karen,
    My kitty, Mimsy had been missing for 6 weeks now. He’s such a sweet little guy who is scared of new things and people. We haven’t had any provable sightings. Lots of lookalike cats instead. I’ve been walking the streets looking for him every day for miles, postering and flyers and talking to neighbors, and offering rewards. Someone has been taking my reward offered posters down. Could someone have taken him? And be keeping him on purpose do you think?

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