Cat Finders New Hampshire's Lost Cat Network

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    Note: This site posts cats who are lost or found in New Hampshire only. If your cat went missing in Mass., Vermont, or Maine within a few miles of the NH border, you may also post on this site. If your cat disappeared more than 5 miles from the NH border, please use Facebook or craigslist instead of this site, unless you have a good reason to believe that your cat might have been transported into New Hampshire.


    Cats listed on this website are either:
    Lost: the family is searching for the cat
    Found: someone has found a wandering cat, or
    Reunited: the missing cat is now home with his or her family, the search is over!

    Please scroll down to read the following paragraphs:
    1. To find lost or found cats that are listed on this site
    2. To post your lost or found cat on Cat Finders

    To find lost or found cats that are listed on this site:

    All you have to do is to use either of the two Search boxes on any page, near the top.

    How do I use the search box? 

    • You will get the best results from using the search box that reads “Select Category”. Click on the little arrow at far right of the search box, then scroll through the choices that appear. Click on the one you want, for instance, “calico”,  to see all the calico cats who have been reported lost or found.

     

    •  If you don’t find an appropriate search term in the categories search box, then you can also use the top box (with the tiny magnifying glass). Just type in any word, such as “Siamese” or “Manchester” and then click on “Find”. Every post that contains your word will appear on your screen.

     What if I don’t find the cat I’m looking for?

    • Try using another search term. For instance, if you search under the town of Nashua, and don’t find the cat, search under the cat’s color next. Remember that different people may describe the same cat in various ways, and what one person calls a gray cat might be called a dilute tortoiseshell by somebody else. We try to list the cats under as many search terms as may apply, but it is a good idea to try as many searches as possible.

     

    • Some pages of  lost/found cats may have a lot of listings, so when you search, be sure to look at the bottom of each page to see if there are “older entries“. Click on the words “older entries” on each page  to see cats who have been lost or found longer ago–but still might be the one you are searching for.

    To post your lost or found cat on Cat Finders:

    Please send an email to cat.finders@comcast.net  Please do not send an email with an empty subject line, as it might be deleted accidentally. Instead, please use a subject line such as: “Lost cat, Dover”, or “Found cat, Nashua” for example.

    Your email should contain information about your cat that you think will help people identify him or her.* Please also see note toward the bottom of this page.

    Be sure to include:

    •  your phone number or email address so that you can be contacted about the cat. It is not necessary to have both, but might help. If your phone number or email address changes, and your cat has not come home yet, please email: cat.finders@comcast.net to update your information. Sometimes cats are found after a year or longer, and wouldn’t it be a shame if your cat were found and nobody knew how to reach you? It happens. Please keep us updated so that it won’t happen to you and your cat.
    • the town or area that your cat is missing in. Please do not give out your exact address, but it is important to let people know which neighborhood the cat is lost in. People are much more likely to notice a strange white cat crossing the road if they know that a white cat is missing from a house down the street or next door. 
    •  the date, exact or approximate, when the cat went missing.
    •  a picture of the cat, if you have one, preferably a jpg that is attached to your email.
    • Please do not re-post! This is a search website . . . once your listing is on here, anyone can find it by searching. Duplicate listings will only make the website less efficient. If you’d like to remind people about your lost (or found) cat, then please post to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CatFinders/

    Will Cat Finders find my cat for me?
    People all over the state now know about Cat Finders and hopefully will check the site every time they see a stray cat. But when your cat is lost,  it is your responsibility to check the site frequently, as you are the most likely person to recognize your cat.  And if you have found a wandering cat, we ask that you keep checking the site too, to see if anyone is looking for the cat you have found. Remember, there are new entries all the time, and sometimes people learn of Cat Finders only after their cat has been missing for days, weeks, months, even years. We also now post your lost or found cat on our Facebook page, though we do not post your contact information there, but refer people back to our website. You can also post to our Facebook group yourself, but that does not guarantee that your listing will be added to Cat Finders’ website.

    It is a good idea to check both Cat Finders’ website AND the Facebook page frequently, as additional cats are added daily, and Facebook will have some shared listings that will not appear on Cat Finders’ website.

    Some pages of lost/found cats may have a lot of listings, so when you search, be sure to look at the bottom of each page to see if there are “older entries“. Click on the words “older entries” on each page  to see cats who have been lost or found longer ago–but still might be the one you are searching for.

    *Note: While it is important to give out enough information to make it easy for people to notice your cat and to distinguish him/her from other cats, e.g. fur color, fur length, limp, etc., it is also a very good idea to keep one or two facts about your cat a secret; facts that only you and the person who truly has your cat will know. Maybe a prominent marking that doesn’t show up in your cat’s photograph, or better yet, an aspect of your cat’s behavior. For example, if your cat is not litter trained, or bites when petted, anyone who claims to have your cat in their house should know this. If they don’t, then it’s unlikely that they really have your cat. 

    The same thing goes for a stray cat you’ve found–it’s a good idea to hold back a piece of information that only the cat’s real family would know, to be sure that anyone claiming the cat is the true “owner”.

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    Cat Finders (603) 659-6832
    cat.finders@comcast.net
    www.catfinders.org

     

     

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