Hi....I just want your opinion on this. I have been to many sites but so far it's not help much.
My cat was pregnant and had a cold. So I took her to the VET 2 days ago. Today is the 3rd day now. It was her first time to got out of my house area, and also her first time to visit the VET. So when I tried to took her out to check her weight on a scale, she panic and bolted. After trying to catch her twice, she finally crawled inside the crack below the sidewalk. The side walk is next to the fence. The fence is next to another sidewalk outside, then it's a main street with heavy traffic.
I have waited for her there from 8AM-6PM. Called for her to comes out and pour a canned cat food to lured her out, but there is no sign of her at all. I also went there again at 10PM but the food and the water in the two bowl is still untouched. The traffic is still very heavy though.
The hole is long, deep and dark. The gap between the fence is too small to sit and grab a thing inside. Let alone, see what's inside there. I'm not sure she was still there or not. There is a possibility that she snuck out while I try to looked in the hole and called for her or maybe she scared and afraid to come out.
The hospital staffs said she will come out eventually at night, looking for food and all, but I afraid that she will walk over to the main street and get run over or stuck there have a heat stroke and die inside that crack. I did gives my cat's description to few security guards there and out a few flyers there to inform people about her missing.
I have not go to the hospital today. Thought I could go there but my mom said the traffic's heavy and she was too tired to drive me there-she thinks it's dangerous for me to go there alone, especially in the night. I also can't go there today too, because my mom has other business to do and she doesn't feel great leave me alone there at dawn. We are going there again on Sunday, in the very early morning though.
Do you think there is a chance that she still make it? What do you think will happens to her? Do you think that there is a chance she will eventually comes out and hide in someplace in the hospital area?
There was another patient's cat that get loose, but the guard find him in 3 days on the tree. Waiting to be feed. Do you think there is a chance this kind of thing will happens to my cat too?
My cats lives outdoor (mom doesn't allow them to stay inside), but we have a huge garage/garden that somewhat similar the jungle and they never venture far away from my home. The farthest they wanders around is in front of my house's gate.
I feel so guily. She sneezes but it's not that often. Infact, it seems like she is going to recover by her own, but I still insist to everyone in my family that we MUST take her to the VET. She was very attached to me when she was home, followed me everywhere. She likes to jump to sit on my laps, loves to sit and sleep next to me. Yet, I betrayed her trust, make her scared, makes her suffer in that hole and now she might possibly be dead.
Do you have any idea to solve this situation?
Note: Unfortunately, there is no animal shelter in the area I live. I also don't know how to make a humane trap. The store and shops here don't sell the trap for cat either.
So...any idea? i am pretty much think that she might be dead now. Should I keep on my hope or just let it go.