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How to Find a Lost Cat

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video search guide & ebooklet

Find your lost cat with these new scientific methods.

As of 2023, these online guides have gotten cats found in 48 states and 24 countries worldwide.


Thousands of lost cats recovered as a result of the "How to Find a Lost Cat" kit!


How? Because these lost cat tips go way beyond the typical advice ...the lost cat posters, calling/shaking treats, litter box outside, checking shelters, vets, and all the posting on social media.

The Lost Cat Kit is the result of 11 years of real-world pet detective experience. The methods are based on scientific studies but condensed and refined for quick help to get a lost cat found even after weeks of no sightings.

So much about finding a lost cat is misunderstood. Much of the advice is outdated.  

Because once people skim these guides and learn the right method for their particular situation, they're finally able to find their missing kitty.

Every day, owners tell me they finally found their cat Thanks to my guide and wish their shelter had told them about it.


After all, every lost cat found is one less starving stray who lands in a shelter months after the owner gave up.

Learn what works for each situation and cat so you can be the next person writing to say "I found my lost cat using your methods after nothing else worked. Thanks for creating the Lost Cat Finder Kit"

Carol and Menchi reunion
The Lost Cat Finder with Carol and her found kitty Menchi in Austin Texas
Lost Cats Found & Happy Reunions 

"Thrilled to report  I found my missing kitty this morning -- after weeks of tears and wasted effort. Thank you for creating your "lost cat tips." Has to be the best $25 bucks I've ever spent in my life!"

~ Linda in Anchorage, Alaska ​​

​​"I searched for my cat for over 2 months. I did all the usual stuff advised on Nextdoor with zero luck. 

Finally, a Facebook admin from my lost pets group recommended your video tips and booklet, so I ordered them. I'll be sending our reunion story soon. You will be floored! For now, here's our happy reunion picture!"

~ Roni and Odin, Oklahoma

"Beyond grateful to have Oliver back home. What a happy ending to a VERY stressful 16 days.

Forever in gratitude that you are in this world to help confused, sad, super-distraught pet parents like me. You are truly an animal angel. "

 ~ Rainbeau Mars
     Beverly Hills, California

Thank you for writing such a helpful booklet! What an eye-opener. I had been doing so much wrong. Once I got your stuff and changed up my strategy, I found her THAT DAY! 

 I'm now recommending you to everyone posting lost cats in California!"

-Dana, Santa Cruz, CA

lost cat found Finn

Finn is found!! Someone in the Austin lost & found pets group told me about your lost cat tips. I wish I had known this stuff sooner."

​I will be recommending you every chance I get. And guess what? EVERYONE told me to put out the kitty litter! Even the girl at the shelter. Plus I had 3 neighbors say "my cat was eaten by coyotes." Thank you for warning me about the bad advice and not to give up. I ignored the comments and followed your steps!

~ Alyana and Finn, Austin TX

"Kim! Thanks to your lost cat tips, I found my cat today!  I had searched for a week and literally thought I had done everything until I read your materials --especially that section on how to find a skittish indoor cat. Thank you for your search guides. God bless you!"

-Rhonda, Montgomery, AL

The latest lost cat tips created by the
 pet detective for cats only.

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Find lost cat book contents

Part 1  

Indoor cat or outdoor cat?

3 tricks to get your cat to come home

Key 5 actions within first 48 Hours

Typical lost cat behavior

Recovery trategy for each type of Cat

Part 2  

Myths and misinformation

What NOT to Do

Grief avoidance & tunnel vision

Microchip Misconceptions

When to use search parties

Focus past the panic

The dangers of cookie-cutter advice

Wildlife, stray cats and food fights

The magical 10th Day

Part 3  

The Indoor Cat Search

The Outdoor Cat Search

Photos: key cat hiding places

How to search with fresh eyes

Places you’d never think to look

Search tricks based on cat type

Dealing with the emotional pain 

Cats with a double life

Ranking your missing cat probabilities

Part 4 

Flyers vs posters and psychology of each

Ideal flyer size & wording that gets attention

To offer a Reward or not?

Two new, improved Lost Cat flyer templates

Smart cheap way to rainproof lost cat posters

Ideal headline for a Lost Cat poster 

Smart new way to waterproof lost cat posters 

Part 5  

How to set your search zone

The 9 key questions for neighbors 

The new technique for searching garages

A cat's vision and how it affects your search

Using Nature as your guide.

Fur evidence and clues

How to find signs of coyotes 

How to stay focused and positive 

Part 6  

Lost Cat Search Gear: the key search equipment

Where to put humane traps and how to set up

Best bait options depending on your geography

Problems with neighbor bully cats

Catnip as bait, good or bad?

Traps: tricks, tips and troubleshooting

Dealing with raccoons, ants and coyotes

Part 7  

Online lost pet finder services 

Lost Pet Alert and Pawboost: helpful or scams?

Reputable lost pet notification options

The pros & cons of hiring a K9 lost pet tracking dog

Part 8  

Sightings and texts: What to ask so they don't ghost you

A Positive Sighting!  What to do next in order

The safe way to capture and contain a skittish cat 

Part 9  

FOUND! First Aid & reintroductions once kitty is back home 

How to avoid the dangers of "Refeeding Sickness Syndrome"

Starved cat?  Spot hepatic lipidosis: liver and kidney failure

Part 10

Additional tips & reminders

Rethinking your search from a cat’s-eye view

Reminders on what to AVOID in a search

Famous case stories & Inspiring lost cat reunions..... pg 63

Recommended by the pioneer in pet detective
Lost Pet Tracking and K9 Search & Rescue

"Kim is a WIZARD at finding lost cats!"


I  personally know many of Kim's amazing recoveries of lost cats.

Although a search dog can be a great tool, it is more critical that you get advice/counsel from someone like Kim who is trained in lost cat probabilities and behavior than to rush to get a pet detective with a search dog. 


I've been in this business training search dogs to find lost pets since 1998, but if my cat were missing, I would hire Kim in a heartbeat. Her  company is Lost Cat Finder. If you have lost a cat, I strongly suggest getting her help. 

 - Kat Albrecht, K9 Tracker & pioneering Pet Detective

Founder of Missing Pet Partnership and Missing Animal Response network.

Lost Cat tips guaranteed to get your missing cat home.

These pet finder tips plus the "show & tell" video makes this Lost Cat Kit the most useful collection of lost cat techniques ever assembled.


Available in both English and Spanish, these guides on "How to Find a Lost Cat" show you the key DOs & DON'Ts for a lost cat search (example, the dirty litter box and shaking treats has proven to be a big no-no) then lays out new tested, proven methods, all organized, all in one place. 


For $50 you can triple the chances of finding your cat.


Download the kit, find your missing cat and send us your happy reunion story!

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How to Find a Lost Cat

English version 

Kim Freeman

The Lost Cat Finder

Aprende Como Un Gato Perdido

Spanish version en Espanol

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