How can I successfully locate the parents of this babygirl?
A beautiful babygirl showed up on my doorstep on Friday night. We have been caring for her since, but she is clearly someone’s pet. As an active volunteer in animal rescue, I work with tons of feral, stray, and domesticated cats, and I know the difference when I see it. There is no way that this girl was living outside for more than a few days. She is completely loving and unbelievably affectionate. (She appears to have been trained to give full hugs and kisses!) She is about five years old and spayed.
I put up tons of signs (with a picture) in my apartment complex and brought her to the vet to see if she was microchipped (she’s not). I’m not sure what else to do. This girl has to be someone’s pet, and I’m sure someone is looking for her. Strays and ferals simply are not ever this calm and affectionate. (Also, she’s spayed and her ear is not cropped, which indicates that her owner spayed her rather than having been spayed as part of a TNR program.)
Have you ever lost your pet? If so, how was he/she successfully returned to you? Have you ever found a pet and successfully returned him/her to his/her owners? If so, how? Any other suggestions?
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