When “America’s Veterinarian” Dr. Marty Becker writes the forward to a book, you know you can trust what you are about to read. That is definitely true of Dusty Rainbolt’s how-to manual, FINDING YOUR LOST CAT. As a cat writer, shelter volunteer, and all around cat person, I’m often confronted by people who have lost their cat. Whether kitty is an indoor cat who accidentally got out or an outdoor cat who hasn’t made it home, the concern, worry, and fear that goes through our minds is the same. The first question most of us ask is, “What do I do now?”
Rainbolt gently guides us through the steps we must take for the optimum outcome. Though utterly serious about this heartbreaking subject, she still manages to inject a bit of relevant humor so the reading is anything but dry.
Though we hope our cat will be found quickly, this is not always the case. Employing a motto borrowed from one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest, “Never give up. Never Surrender,” Rainbolt cites all the reasons to keep on searching, no matter how long it takes.
FINDING YOUR LOST CAT gives us step by step instructions for all aspects of the search, including who to contact, where to look, and how to get the word out. But it’s not just about what to do once your cat is lost; Rainbolt also tells us what we can do to minimize the possibility of loss in the first place. She goes into the feline mind in the chapter, Lost Cat Behavior. And a bonus is the part on what to do if you’re the one to find a stray cat.
FINDING YOUR LOST CAT by Dusty Rainbolt is a book to own, to read, and then to keep, hoping you will never need to use it.
“FINDING YOUR LOST CAT is an important, potentially life-saving book that I hope readers will never need. This prescriptive book provides must-know professional advice in Rainbolt’s signature conversational tone. Should your beloved cat go AWOL, this book offers a path home for your furry wanderer. Highly recommended!” ~ Amy Shojai, a certified animal behavior consultant and the award-winning author of 30+ pet care books.
“Well-researched step-by-step guide every cat owner should read!” ~ Kat Albrecht, pet detective pioneer and director of Missing Animal Response Team
“This book told me exactly what I needed to do when Bordeaux went missing. Reassuring and succinct. And yes, I got my happy reunion. ~ Jessica Spawn, author of The Christmas Kitten and producer of Celibricats.
“Finding Your Lost Cat uses inspiring case studies that details techniques recommended by pet parents who have successfully recovered their lost kitties. She also includes game plans recommended by pet search experts, animal control officers, cat rescuers and advertising industry professionals.” ~ Dr. Marty Becker, America’s Veterinarian
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