These are all stories of cats that were lost away from home and were able to use their homing instincts to find their way back home.
- Cat Makes Long Trek Home – 190 miles is two months
- A Cat’s 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing (same cat as above story)
- Using Curiosity to Her Advantage, Cat Finds Home in 8 Days, 3 Miles
- The Cat Came Back: 15 Cats Who Traveled Long Distances to Return Home
- The Cat Came Back! Top 10 Distances Traveled By Lost Cats To Return Home
If you are interested in learning about research on cat homing ability, check out Lost Pet Research & Recovery. Since there is so little information available on the homing behavior of cats, I also created a survey to collect data on cases of homing in lost cats. If you have ever had a cat travel home from an unknown location (even a few miles), please consider taking this very short survey. For more information, see the Cat Homing Behavior Survey or click here to take the survey.