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Lost cat! 41st and Avenue B. His name is Lobster. no collar, but he's chipped. Likely will not come if called, but please let me know if you see him. My neighbor is really sick about it. Please keep an eye out.

Lost cat! 41st and Avenue B. His name is Lobster. no collar, but he's chipped. Likely will not come if called, but please let me know if you see him. My neighbor is really sick about it. Please keep an eye out.

HKtx

Tell your neighbor to put out an open can of sardines at night time and go walking and calling his name softly once it’s dark. It’s how we found my moms cat when he got out. Good luck!


elmontetai

Thank you! Will do


VisceralMonkey

This. They are usually within a few blocks. When it's late they can hear you and you can hear them responding better. They will probably stay put during the day....night is the key time.


Mommasaid88

Please share this "Missing Cat Behavior" info below with your neighbor!Also tell them to post Lobster in the [Austin Lost and Found Pets group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets) if they haven't already!In regards to the info below, a good time to go looking is very late at night when it's quiet outside. They should bring a flashlight and shine it all around looking for the reflection of the cat's eyes as again, they may not make a sound even if they normally come when called - this behavior changes when they escape outdoors! "Displaced Indoor-Only Cats (i.e. Cats Who’ve Escaped Outdoors)If your indoor-only cat has escaped and is somewhere outside or in unfamiliar territory there is good news — your cat is probably not “lost” at all! In most cases, a cat that is unexpectedly transplanted into an unfamiliar area is considered a DISPLACED CAT. Most cases of displacement involve indoor-only cats that escape outside. However, outdoor-access cats can become displaced as well. **When cats are displaced into an unfamiliar area, the cat is most likely hiding in silence, often not far from the escape point, and they will not meow!** This is because cats are territorial and their primary protective measure from predators is to hide in silence. Cats that are afraid (and cats that are injured) will seek areas of concealment such as under a deck, under a house, under a porch, or in heavy brush and **they will not meow! Meowing would give up their location to a predator**. Their behavior has nothing to do with whether the cat loves you, whether it recognizes your voice, or whether it can smell you–it has everything to do with the fact that a frightened cat will hide in silence!" Source:: [https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/lost-cat-behavior/](https://www.missinganimalresponse.com/lost-cat-behavior/)


justscottaustin

Did he get scared out of the house, did he wander out randomly, or is he an uncollared "indoor"/outdoor cat? Depending on the answer depends on how far away it might be.


elmontetai

I'm not quite sure. It's an acquaintance's cat, but from what I gather it is an indoor cat.


justscottaustin

In which case check the storm drains and underneath any stairs in about a block radius. That's where I usually find out regularly-scheduled missing neighborhood scardey-cats when they get posted in our hood.


elmontetai

Shit, don't know how to edit the title but it was actually lost off 40th and Avenue C.


cymblue

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this pic, because he looks exactly like my cat Tony, and we also live in Hyde Park (about ten blocks away). I’ll keep an eye out for Lobster


elmontetai

Thank you :)


synaptic_drift

Yeah, there sure is a run on tuxedo cats missing, Nextdoor.


Space-Trash-666

Looks like a lobster


The_RedWolf

Put your litter box outside Cats if they’re anywhere near the area they’ll find their way back


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Hungry_Soup_5142

i live on this block and will keep an eye out for Lobster


Hungry_Soup_5142

also, post on Nextdoor. the 40th and C block loves cats and can help you!


Skslex

Find Lobster!