my cat keeps running away help plse!
Hi I have a very upsetting problem. Had Mouse for about 2-3 years from abandoned and very recently he has started to run away from home. Each time I have managed to find him (from help of leafletting campaigns) and brought him back home and kept him in a while. First thought that a new cat a few doors down had run him off as he was scared to go outside, but now not so sure. He disappeared about 2 weeks ago and after 3 days I found him - bought him new toys which we played with, bought a plug in feliway and things looked a lot happier. Started letting him out again and he disappeared again after a week - this time found him after 4 days. He isn't far away, however, he seems happy to be a 'street' cat grubbing for food and didn't even come back during cold and wet weather. It's like he's got amnesia for his home and the fact I exist! What's going on? He's neutered. Causing me a lot of anxiety and stress as I keep thinking the worse. I did wonder if anyone's feeding him but surely he gets more than that from his home, like on demand nip, food and plays - he's thoroughly spoiled but a very odd little boy. Any advice for a worried mummy?