This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.
No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.
When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.
Important and vital
This absolutely works! Just as well for cats, too. My brother in law has two cats who both managed to get out through the front door one night. We searched the neighborhood for two days over a weekend, finding the older female cat quite quickly but the younger male was missing the entire time.
The second night, my sister in law put out a bowl of water and two t-shirts that her husband had worn the previous two days on the back porch. Next morning, they found the male cat curled up on one of the shirts.