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Martin a Cat Lost and Found

Martin a Cat Lost and Found

I posted this photo of Martin on our PAWS of Coronado Cat Lovers FaceBook page the other day welcoming him to the Coronado ACF. Martin was in the required quarantine period and I had gone into his room to meet him and spend some time with him.

Martin is a really cool cat, very relaxed, easy going and a handsome lover boy. He came right up to meet me, enjoyed pets and being held and decided that the cat treats were a great plus.

It turned out that Martin’s stay at the ACF was short-lived.
While manning the PAWS of Coronado table at the Coronado Fire Department Open House event this past Sunday, a young girl came up to the table and said, “We lost our fluffy black kitty, do you have him?”

The volunteers called the ACF and found out that sure enough, “we” did have a black cat matching the description of this family’s lost cat.

The family went straight down to the ACF armed with photos of their cat and when the girl went into the room to see Martin, she said, “That’s our cat!”

As you can see, Martin has a very distinguishing old injury above his right eye, so there was no doubt the missing cat and Martin were one in the same.
Martin the Lost and Found CatBefore releasing Martin back to his family, there was a long discussion about microchipping and collars.

The family tells us that Martin is an indoor/outdoor cat that primarily only goes as far as visiting the neighbor. Aldo, he loses any collar they put on him.

The thing is that Martin did venture further than they believed he would and he did end up at the ACF without any form of identification.

So, there are three take home messages from Martin’s story about being lost and found:

  • Microchip your cats and kittens and keep the contact information current with the registry.
  • Put a collar on your cat or kitten with a tag giving some way to get in touch with you if they do get lost. Also, a collar indicates that the cat does indeed belong to someone. Yes, cats do have a way of getting them off at times, but don’t give up!
  • If you do lose a pet, call your local animal control facility, shelter or rescue group.

No one thinks their cat or kitten will get lost, but it does happen. Do all that you can to insure that if this ever happens to your feline you will be reunited with them. Let’s work to make every lost cat story have a happy ending!

I posted this photo of Martin on our FaceBook page the other day welcoming him to the Coronado ACF. Martin was in the required quarantine period and I had gone into his room to meet him and spend some time with him.

Martin is a really cool cat, very relaxed, easy going and a handsome lover boy. He came right up to meet me, enjoyed pets and being held and decided that the cat treats were a great plus.

It turned out that Martin’s stay at the ACF was short-lived.

While manning the PAWS of Coronado table at the Coronado Firehouse Open House event this past Sunday, a young girl came up to the table and said, “We lost our fluffy black kitty, do you have him?”

The volunteers called the ACF and found out that sure enough, “we” did have a black cat matching the description of this family’s lost cat.

The family went straight down to the ACF armed with photos of their cat and when the girl went into the room to see Martin, she said, “That’s our cat!”

As you can see, Martin has a very distinguishing old injury above his right eye, so there was no doubt the missing cat and Martin were one in the same.

Before releasing Martin back to his family, there was a long discussion about microchipping and collars.

The family tells us that Martin is an indoor/outdoor cat that primarily only goes as far as visiting the neighbor. Aldo, he loses any collar they put on him.

The thing is that Martin did venture further than they believed he would and he did end up at the ACF without any form of identification.

So, there are three take home messages from Martin’s story about being lost and found:

Microchip your cats and kittens and keep the contact information current with the registry.

Put a collar on your cat or kitten with a tag giving some way to get in touch with you if they do get lost. Also, a collar indicates that the cat does indeed belong to someone. Yes, cats do have a way of getting them off at times, but don’t give up!

If you do lose a pet, call your local animal control facility, shelter or rescue group.

No one thinks their cat or kitten will get lost, but it does happen. Do all that you can to insure that if this ever happens to your feline you will be reunited with them.

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