What a sweet boy, I hope you find Tiki soon. A polydactyl is my dream cat :)
I lost my all black cat, Diesel, about two months ago, people were very helpful with advice.
Here is a synopsis below.
and..if you need help searching, let me know. (206) 457-4656
In searching for your lost pet, always search into the wind. Find out which way the
winds were going the day your pet disappeared and head that direction. All pets head
INTO THE WIND. This way they can smell for food, other animals, danger, water, etc.
Keep a journal of your search activities. Diagrams of maps, dates, times, of possible
sightings. What you’ve spent for fuel, posters, a daily activity log noting what you did
that day to search for your lost pet.
Look in person at the local animal shelters. Don’t ever take the shelters word for it
that they don’t have your pet. Most shelters are staffed by volunteers. Their records are
open for your inspection. Check the Dead on arrival, sick and injured, adoption and
destroy files, Temp. adoption, and quarantine files. Note: Remember to check
shelters outside your immediate area as well. North, South, East, and West in case the
person(s) who picked up your pet live outside your immediate area.
Seattle Animal Control lost pet hotline – (206) 386-7387
Missing Cat? Search up to 6 city blocks. (into the wind). Make sure you search
your house and ask your neighbors to search their garages, yards, homes also. Most
are found within 4 houses away. Check under decks, inside closets, RV’s, boats, sheds,
crawl spaces, up trees with a flashlight at night. (look for the reflection of their eyes).
Also check under the hood of all of your vehicles. Cats will crawl up there at night to stay
warm. Some will crawl inside the car. Look under the seats as well as in the trunk of the
vehicles. Most cats are killed by raccoons and possums then coyotes.
Don’t give up your search for 10 weeks.
Check your ads on Craigs-list under lost and found pets and pets. In the newspaper
under lost and found pets and pets for sale.
Pee in a spray bottle. mix your urine with water. It doesn’t matter the mixture ratio. Go
out to areas where the pet was last seen and leave a urine trail home. 1 squirt (FROM
THE SPRAY BOTTLE) every 6 feet the size of a quarter going to the closest home who
will call you and tell you your pet is hanging out in their property. Or bring the scent trail
back to your home.
Put his litter box outside, also his beds or blankets, and something that smells like you – a dirty shirt, etc.
Ensure he has a safe place to be, in case he returns when you are not home (unless he has a cat door). Put a box or bed outside for him.
Be careful of leaving food out – you may get animals other than Tiki.
I hope this info helps you find your pet.