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How Cats Help Find Missing Children: Investigators Explain

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Introduction to the case

The feeling of hearing or discovering that your child is missing is terrible. You wonder how they got missing, where they are if they are safe, and how quickly you can find them. You are frantic while reaching out to people, contacting law enforcement, posting their pictures on social media, and organizing search parties. But, something we often neglect is making use of cats to find your missing child. A missing persons investigator has seen children found several times with the help of their cats, and here are the reasons why.

Keen Sense of Smell

Cats can help locate missing children quickly because they have a keen sense of smell. Their sharp sense of smell has been proven to surpass that of human beings and this smell is leveraged to find missing people. There is only so much our nose can pick up as a human being, but when a cat has been with a child for long, it knows the child’s scent and even when the scent is faint, the cat can pick it up, and lead worried parents to their missing child.

Familiarity with the Area

Cats are territorial and know their surroundings intimately. There is no way you take a cat on walks around a particular neighborhood that they do not take in the surroundings. It is more reason why they can find their way home if they ever end up missing.  So, in a situation that  a child goes missing in their neighborhood or a familiar area, a cat may be able to sniff out their trail and lead parents, neighbors, and even law enforcement  to the location of that missing child, making the child come home quicker.

Agility and Access

Cats are small and agile, allowing them to navigate tight spaces and areas inaccessible to humans. This makes them perfect for searching small spaces, such as crawl spaces or hidden areas. So, imagine that a child was under a bed, in the attic, in small enclosures like the closet, or outdoor places like small shelters, a cat can easily use their agility to locate the missing child.

Loyalty and Instinct

Cats are fiercely loyal and protective of their human families. It is one of the reasons why cats are the first choice of pets for most human beings. Sometimes, family members may not quickly notice that a child has gone missing or something is amiss. The cats will use their intuition to start looking for that child. If the child is in a dangerous situation like being locked in an enclosed place, the cat can lead the family or friends to rescue the child.

Trained Search and Rescue Cats

Some organizations, like the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, have trained search and rescue cats to help locate missing children. These cats are trained to detect human scent and follow it to its source. So, cats can locate missing children quickly because they have been trained to do so. Based on the successes of cats locating missing people, more pet owners, law enforcement, organizations, and private investigation agencies have adopted and trained them.


It is a fact that human beings play a huge role in finding missing children, but cats have also been used by people and private detectives in Oklahoma to find missing children. The agility, loyalty, and familiarity with certain areas make cats the best bet in helping you find that missing child quickly and bringing your child back to safety. So, if you have a cat, and although we don’t hope it happens, your child goes missing, make use of your cat to find them. At Sneaky Cat Private Investigations & Process Serving we know you want justice and we can help you obtain it. To understand our services and get the best private detectives who will carry out private investigations for you, visit us at or Like, share, and subscribe for more informative content.”

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