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Want to find out more about volunteering to help on a search and rescue case? Click here to find out more....

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Why report your lost cat to Sweet Whiskers?
  • Reporting a lost cat allows for our search and rescue volunteers to be notified of your cat's need to be found.
  • This is a team of over 30 volunteers state wide, while not all of them are local and can't help with the physical search. Many help search by calling or visiting shelters, rescues, and watch social media posts. And most importantly, spread the word! 
  • When possible aggressive, hyper localized searches are utilized to help find your cat. This looks like having a team come to your residence and search within an organized grid based on what our experts know about lost cat behavior. 
  • Research shows indoor only cats are found within a 5 house radius 92% of the time. And a cat who has some outdoor access are found within that same radius 86% of the time. There is power in aggressive searching very close to home. 
  • We are experienced as cat experts. That said, we have specialized equipment, knowledge of cat behaviors, and have helped in over 270 cases to date.
  • After a cat has been missing for a certain time frame, we do have a few k9 volunteers that we are able to call on. (many of these are SAR dogs for missing humans, so we do not call on them regularly for the numerous missing cat calls we have). This is NEVER a guarantee and we are immeasurably grateful when they come and aid in these searches. 
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Have you found a cat? Did the cat distribution system find you?
  • We encourage you first and foremost to take the cat to your most local animal shelter while during their operational hours. This is their primary job and they do it very well! Utilizing these services will help reunite owners and their pets very quickly!
  • When the shelter is not possible to reach. Please submit a found cat form through Sweet Whiskers. This line is monitored very frequently at all times of day and night. If staff or one of our volunteers are available, it is possible for us to come and microchip scan the cat to find it's owner. 
  • Some people may not be able to physically house a surprise kitty spontaneously. Either due to their own pets, allergies, or many other various factors. We understand that. Many of our volunteers are pre-screened to offer emergency foster care to these cats. 
  • Finding a cat can be quite a surprise if you weren't expecting it or out looking for it. Even if you are willing to house the cat temporarily, please reach out and at least have the cat scanned for a microchip in case it's owners are actually very close by. 
  • Some people may not even be cat people. Please feel free to spread awareness about Sweet Whiskers rescue teams. The more volunteers and awareness...the more feline friends we can save. The goal is to keep these cats out of the shelters and back home as soon as possible. This helps save valuable resources for our local no kill shelter to pour into the pets that really need them. 

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