Kiki is lost. Please help us look for him.
Kiki was surrendered to us by his family who allowed him out every night and he’d come home every morning. He was accustomed to his surroundings and his family made the decision this would be his routine.
When we received him and moved him to a foster home it was clear to us that he wouldn’t be able to go out for at least the first 1-2 weeks. He had to get accustomed to his new surroundings and routine plus, we had to break the habit of him going out. We told the foster that he would only be allowed into a restricted area of their garden, when wearing a harness and lead and then only for a limited period of time.
Unfortunately, the foster felt that our precautions were overly cautious and they let him out and he disappeared but thankfully he came back after 2 days. We were so relieved and more so as we had a wonderful home waiting with an enclosed safe, cat proofed garden where he could go out once acclimated.
To our absolute horror he was let out again on the same day he had returned and this time he didn’t come back. Worse still he hasn’t been seen since!
We are fearing the worst and would ask if you are in the area – Hong Lok Yuen – please look for him, he is a very personable cat and we would love to find him.
Maybe our story will assist any of you who are currently fostering a cat. Please take note never let a cat out in an area they are unfamiliar with. Give the cat time to adjust to a new routine and home 2+ weeks. We would say that all fosters ought to err on the side of caution especially now when the snakes are out and feeding for winter.