I actually found her sitting outside my window. I put food out this morning for her and when I came home tonight I saw her sitting by the bowl, eating. She ran under a car as soon as I started calling her. But I was able to coax her out. She was dirty and mangled but she is home!!! I'm so thankful.
Tips for finding your kitty! They are somewhere nearby! Cats don't usually just bolt and run for miles, unlike dogs. When they get scared or are in a new place, they hide. Put some food and water out every morning in the place they disappeared from and watch for them. Listen for their meows.
I puts 40 posters up all over the neighborhood, visited every shelter, contacted local vets, posted ads and flyers online. I used a color photo and listed all of her distinctive markings.
Don't give up. I thought I'd never see Dinah again. But my baby girl is home!