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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Is this my missing cat? Help?

My cat went missing a few months ago. Someone has responded to my ads & the cat looks very similar (just thinner & dirtier which makes it hard to fully compare markings). Can you give your opinions? So many ginger cats look alike & it's very hard to tell. I have moved since to the other end of the UK due to family issues so can't just pop in to check, although I obviously will if he's suspected to be my cat.
I'm worried that I just want him to be mine. There is one thing - he appears to have a black spot on his nose that he didn't have before, but apparently this is common in ginger cats.

Argh help please!
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Perhaps my cat?
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Please give your opinion. The person who has him says he's obsessed with another cat of his who looks like my other cat (in the top picture).

Opinions PLEASE, I'm going crazy!
Thank you in advance.


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 04:09 PM
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do the markings match?? i dont think its your cat. but if it was me....i would have went already....and met at a neutral place....like a vets office or a shelter.
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It's too hard to tell in a picture, especially with him looking down and not a better face picture. I would also want to meet a vet or somewhere public, just to see.
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I agree, if it wre MowMow or Book I would gone to someplace public and met the cat immediately.

I would have had to handle Book and look for specific bumps/coloration patterns on his skin since he's pure black.

MowMow has some very specific marks on his white bits that I'd need to see up close to be positive.
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This is probably a good lesson to all of us to find some kind of marking or bump or scar on our cats in case we have to id them. I'm hoping for good news for you with finding your kitty, that would be wonderful if it ends up being him.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 04:28 PM
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And a very good reason to have your cat microchipped! I hope the cat is found.

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my marshall came microchipped......gizmo is not.....you know....also another good reason for chipping....it would prove it the cat is yours if you needed to
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After comparing the third picture of your cat with the second picture of the other cat, I'm sorry to say I do not think they are the same. Specifically, your cat had one little orange dab above the left eye, and this cat has two... also your cat had orange markings by his eye that connected, and two below those as well... the other cat only has two and they don't look like that at all.

I wouldn't give up on your cat being found... but I really don't think this particular cat is a match.


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I know the feeling of hope. If you take a careful look at your cat, look at markings around eyes (stripes) then look at possible cat, marking is different, also your cat has the definite 'M' marking on forehead, other possible cat, doesn't. A cat can get skinnier, scarred, dirty and otherwise bedraggled, making it hard to recognize...
Which is why it is always good to have some good clear pictures, just in case...and you did get some good pictures of your boy.
I don't think possible cat is yours, but if you really wanted to be sure, I agree with other poster, agree to meet halfway at some safe location.
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If it were me and I would want my cat back, I would meet in a neutral place. Your cat would recognize you even if you don't recognize it. Regardless, if he needs a home and you need a cat, can you care for it??
good luck and let us know. I agree, it is really hard to tell sometimes. We have-a-hart trapped our neighbor's cat that went missing for a week and they were not sure it they let him out inside the house for sure.
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