Every year in King County, hundreds of cats become lost. The vast majority of these pets are never reunited with their owners. A few strays end up at animal shelters, like the King County Pet Adoption Center, and go home with new families. However, most are never seen again.
To help improve the odds of finding a lost cat and returning it to its owner, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is teaming up with “pet detective” Kat Albrecht of Missing Pet Partnership to offer a Lost Cat Behavior seminar. The seminar will examine the science of finding lost cats by studying where they tend to go, how they behave when lost, and how they can be found. Appropriate for any cat lover, the seminar will include case studies of cats that were lost and recovered, some under remarkable circumstances.
“It’s upsetting when a beloved pet goes missing,” said Regional Animal Services Manager Gene Mueller, DVM. “Regional Animal Services is happy to join with Missing Pet Partnership for this training, and to help families searching for lost cats.”
“By understanding the behaviors of lost cats, we can increase the likelihood that a lost cat will be recovered and reunited with its owner,” said Albrecht.
“This seminar is a unique opportunity for cat lovers in King County to learn more about feline behavior, and learn how they may be able to help owners who are searching for their missing pet,” added Mueller.
The Lost Cat Behavior seminar takes place on Wednesday, August 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pet Adoption Center, 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. To register for the seminar, call 206-296-3946 or email volunteer manager Sarah Luthens at email@example.com.