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Do lost cats return home?

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According to Lost Pet Research & Recovery, it is possible for lost cats to return home. A 2007 study conducted in Ohio found that 35 percent of missing cats managed to find their own way home. The majority of those came back between four and seven days after going missing.

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Lost Pet Research & Recovery also states that 18 percent of missing cats were found after their owners applied different search methods, including placing adverts in newspapers, placing notices in the local area and speaking to neighbors. The most likely method to succeed were signs posted in the local neighborhood. These figures leave 47 percent of cats never being reunited with their original families.

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