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 Post subject: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:59 am 
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Hi, I haven't posted here for a long time. My beautiful Indy is missing and I am desperate to find him. If anyone sees anything, a found bengal or anything at all, could you please let me know. he's went missing from Long Sutton area of Hampshire 7 weeks ago. He is 7 years old.


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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:31 pm 
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Hi Jules

So sorry to hear that. Have you registered him on Animal Search Uk? They were very helpful when Hendrix went missing earlier this year. If Indy is insured with certain insurers you can get posters and leaflets printed by them and claim it all back.

Any clues as to what may have happened? My neighbour had workmen in and Hendrix got in their van and ended up 10 miles away, fortunately someone found his collar and contacted me. I had already contacted the company and they said they hadn't been anywhere else until I called again when his collar had been found, and they had been to an address literally across the road.

I am in Fareham Hampshire so I will keep my eyes and ears open and really hope he is home with you soon xxx

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:38 am 
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Thanks, yes, I have. pet register, bengal cat club and animal search. I've put up posters everywhere locally and put fliers though doors. It gives me hope that you got your Hendrix back.

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:56 am 
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My heart goes out to you. I know what Clare went through with Hendrix. Big hugs and keep positive. My aunt got her cat back after 16 months of him being missing. He was about 50 miles away living as a stray. He must have got into a car or something. Everything is crossed for you. x

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:29 pm 
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Gosh, I am so very sorry to hear this. It is so heart wrenching to have a missing kitty. I've been there as well. However, my bengal does not go outside unsupervised. I would not want something to happen to him.

If he is microchipped, that might help get him returned. It's possible someone spotted him and picked him up. Happens all the time. Bengals are spectacular kitties and people are curious. I befriended Raiden before I ever took possession of him from his previous owner (he gave him to me).

Keep the word out about him. I don't know if there are any Facebook pages over there for lost and found pets. I had a stray go missing and I sent out 1,800 flyers and postcards to everyone in a 3-mile radius of my house. I got a slew of phone calls but nothing panned out. Most of all, don't give up! Keep checking shelters, rescues. Sometimes bengals can become too much to handle for someone not familiar with them. I'm sure you checked out all the ad places in case he showed up as being for sale.

Hope you find him!


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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:50 pm 
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Have you set him up a FB page? If you do that flood share it around all of the Bengal cat groups and also post that he's missing on the forums for sites that sell cats, pets4homes etc as if he's being sold on that's one of the places they would do it. I'm hoping he's just strayed away but the best thing to do if you are worried about theft is make him too hot to handle. Have you called all the local animal shelters and veterinary surgeries, local vets are another great place to put up fliers as if someone brings him in they know he's yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:10 pm 
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Seraph wrote:
Have you set him up a FB page? If you do that flood share it around all of the Bengal cat groups and also post that he's missing on the forums for sites that sell cats, pets4homes etc as if he's being sold on that's one of the places they would do it. I'm hoping he's just strayed away but the best thing to do if you are worried about theft is make him too hot to handle. Have you called all the local animal shelters and veterinary surgeries, local vets are another great place to put up fliers as if someone brings him in they know he's yours.



Yes I've done all of that. I haven't set up his own page on FB but have posted on all the bengal pages

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:31 pm 
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jules wrote:
Seraph wrote:
Have you set him up a FB page? If you do that flood share it around all of the Bengal cat groups and also post that he's missing on the forums for sites that sell cats, pets4homes etc as if he's being sold on that's one of the places they would do it. I'm hoping he's just strayed away but the best thing to do if you are worried about theft is make him too hot to handle. Have you called all the local animal shelters and veterinary surgeries, local vets are another great place to put up fliers as if someone brings him in they know he's yours.



Yes I've done all of that. I haven't set up his own page on FB but have posted on all the bengal pages


Sadly the issue is you can't be sure if he's strayed or been stolen. When I lost Mina when she was younger she was locked in a shed 3 doors down because she had gotten out. We had knocked on all the doors and asked people to check their garages and sheds for her but I have a feeling either he didn't or he only poked his head in and she was too scared to show she's was there. I only found her because the Bengal cat club suggested I stand outside in the garden at night when it's quiet and shake or food or treat box and yell her name and see if I hear anything. After about 10 minutes I heard this very faint mew in reply and whenever I yelled her name she meowed back until she was caterwauling. The neighbours with the shed had since gone on holiday (she was gone over a week) so my dad basically had to get their neighbours who had a key to the shed to let her out. They didn't want to get involved initially cos it was a hassle for them so my dad told them you either let her out or we'll break in and get her out. As soon as they opened the door she bounded over all the fences between there and our garden and straight into my arms.

I'm guessing you probably have tried this but when you do it at night the sound travels further. Also another thing is get local post offices, newsagents, supermarkets (often have a board for fliers) pubs and social clubs to put up a missing poster for you. If you suspect he was stolen and not strayed you could also contact the local paper and they often have a missing pet advertising area in the back besides that.

A FB page can be useful because people can post leads on there for you if he has been stolen it's sometimes easier for someone to do that than call you direct especially if they want to be anonymous. Also it's easier just to reshare the page all the time instead of the poster and if you build a community of local people looking for him you may have more of a chance.

Good luck I hope you find him

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:36 am 
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Seraph wrote:
jules wrote:
Seraph wrote:
Have you set him up a FB page? If you do that flood share it around all of the Bengal cat groups and also post that he's missing on the forums for sites that sell cats, pets4homes etc as if he's being sold on that's one of the places they would do it. I'm hoping he's just strayed away but the best thing to do if you are worried about theft is make him too hot to handle. Have you called all the local animal shelters and veterinary surgeries, local vets are another great place to put up fliers as if someone brings him in they know he's yours.



Yes I've done all of that. I haven't set up his own page on FB but have posted on all the bengal pages


Sadly the issue is you can't be sure if he's strayed or been stolen. When I lost Mina when she was younger she was locked in a shed 3 doors down because she had gotten out. We had knocked on all the doors and asked people to check their garages and sheds for her but I have a feeling either he didn't or he only poked his head in and she was too scared to show she's was there. I only found her because the Bengal cat club suggested I stand outside in the garden at night when it's quiet and shake or food or treat box and yell her name and see if I hear anything. After about 10 minutes I heard this very faint mew in reply and whenever I yelled her name she meowed back until she was caterwauling. The neighbours with the shed had since gone on holiday (she was gone over a week) so my dad basically had to get their neighbours who had a key to the shed to let her out. They didn't want to get involved initially cos it was a hassle for them so my dad told them you either let her out or we'll break in and get her out. As soon as they opened the door she bounded over all the fences between there and our garden and straight into my arms.

I'm guessing you probably have tried this but when you do it at night the sound travels further. Also another thing is get local post offices, newsagents, supermarkets (often have a board for fliers) pubs and social clubs to put up a missing poster for you. If you suspect he was stolen and not strayed you could also contact the local paper and they often have a missing pet advertising area in the back besides that.

A FB page can be useful because people can post leads on there for you if he has been stolen it's sometimes easier for someone to do that than call you direct especially if they want to be anonymous. Also it's easier just to reshare the page all the time instead of the poster and if you build a community of local people looking for him you may have more of a chance.

Good luck I hope you find him



Thank you, thats really helpful. I haven out in the evening a lot but not really late I'll try that.

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 Post subject: Re: Indy is missing
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:19 pm 
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The thing is ... cats usually return home if they are able to, so something is preventing Indy from coming back home. The outdoor cat I take care of has been locked in garages five times already. Overnight three times, once for 3 days and one for 4 days. It was only my persistence in contacting neighbors that led to him finally being discovered and set free. Indy has been missing for quite some time.

People see a bengal and are amazed by its beautify and would not surprise me, if Indy is friendly, that someone picked up your kitty. The more you keep Indy's picture out there, the better the chances are that someone will spot him. He is a spectacularly handsome kitty.


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