You won't need all of this gear to find your lost cat. The most important to have are the USB flashlight, a trail camera and a humane cat trap at least 30 inches long.
Use the online Lost Cat Kit as your guide to know which items are best suited for your lost cat case.
AVAILABLE FOR RENT
Equipment rental is available in the greater Atlanta area. All batteries and accessories are included with my lost cat equipment rentals.
RESEARCHED & TESTED
Pet detectives keep an arsenal of special equipment to find lost pets. I'm sharing what I have tried, tested and trust so you know the best of each category after using many brands & models over the years.
The gear I use most are my see-into-every-crevice 1,000-lumen spotlight, a set of wireless motion alerts, movement-activated night vision trail cameras, Tomahawk humane cat traps, packs of orange foam sheets to turn missing cat flyers intoattention-grabbing "lost cat posters," and the Bionic Ear amplified listening device (to hear meows in those inaccessible garages, sheds and crawlspaces).
The more expensive high-tech items that are not essential but definitely nice to have are: a night vision monocular and infrared thermal detection unit.
You can rent most of these items directly from me, or have them delivered using the Amazon links.