Posted by Recode on Tuesday, December 15, 2019 09:58:23The last time a cat went missing in the U.S. was in 2012, when a female feline went missing while on her way to meet a man in California.
But Cat Nation says the latest incident is an even rarer occurrence.
Cats can become separated from their families during the year and are often found dead at the end of the month.
Cat Nation’s Jennifer Mascarenhas told Recode she was looking forward to the cat’s birth, but there was no sign of the cat until Monday.
“We’ve had cats that are gone on birthdays, but this one was definitely missing,” Mascares said.
“I’m not sure what happened, but it’s very rare.”
In this Oct. 7, 2018, photo, a female cat is carried into the waiting area at the Humane Society of the United States’ Cat and Cat Rescue in Baltimore.
The cat, a three-year-old female named Toni, was found dead in the home.
(AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Charles Krupa)While it’s unclear what happened to Toni in the past, Cat Nation has some ideas.
The organization has a Facebook page where members can post clues to help identify the cat and provide tips on how to track down and rescue the cat.
If the cat was taken in for adoption, CatNation suggests taking the cat to a shelter, petting the cat, and then going to the nearest animal shelter.
If you see a cat that you think could be Toni or another missing cat, call Animal Care at 1-800-222-HELP.