Put up eye catching posters
Distribute flyers with a picture of your pet in as many public places you can think of: for example, grocery stores, churches, schools, pet stores, animal groomers, etc. Also consider letterbox dropping a smaller version to local households. Cats often seek shelter in backyard garden sheds and unknown to residents become trapped or locked in. So it is a good idea to ask owners to check locked sheds if your cat is missing.
Place an ad in the paper
Place an ad in the lost and found column of local newspapers. Since many papers allow people to put “found” ads for free, check newspapers daily in case someone is trying to find you!
Check all Veterinary Clinics
If your pet was injured he or she may have been taken to a nearby veterinarian or animal hospital before being taken to an animal shelter.