Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost cat.

  title={Search and identification methods that owners use to find a lost cat.},
  author={L. Lord and T. Wittum and A. Ferketich and J. Funk and P. Rajala-Schultz},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={230 2},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the process by which owners search for lost cats and identify factors associated with time to recovery. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SAMPLE POPULATION Owners of 138 cats lost in Montgomery County, Ohio, between June 1 and September 30, 2005. PROCEDURES A telephone survey was conducted. RESULTS 73 of the 138 (53%) cats were recovered; median time to recovery was 5 days (range, 0.5 to 81 days). Most cats (48 [66%]) that were recovered returned home on their own… Expand

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