- May 24, 2022
I'm in desperate need of help. My family adopted a 10 month old kitten named Penny Saturday night. She's extremely shy, her rescuer said it took 2 weeks for her to warm up and come out. We put her in our storage room with beds, food, water, litterbox, toys, and cat trees. She ran and hid so we left her alone. Sunday, my dad wanted to see her and moved a bunch of boxes, chasing her into a corner where she stayed. He spent an hour talking to her and petting her. She always came out to eat when we weren't around. We have a pet gate that comes up to our chest in the door. We didn't know she could squeeze through the bars. Today, I told my mom to leave her balcony shut, it's not enclosed, but our cats go out there to sun. I shut it for her, but apparently she said it was open when she went back up. I looked outside but no gravel was disturbed in the area, so I don't think she jumped (it's a 2 story balcony). We've torn the house apart and can't find her. I know if a cat doesn't want to be found they won't be. I've shut the door, hoping she can squeeze back in and put fresh food and a bowl of tuna inside. Does anyone have any other advice to try and find her? We are all freaking out right now. We haven't seen her since Sunday night and her food hasn't been touched. Also, we have multiple cats so we can't put food out around the house to check if it's been eaten. I'm in a state of absolute panic right now.