1. Stop pretending: You didn’t “lose your cat” — the wee fucker likely ran off because your relationship was asymmetrical to begin with.
2. Don’t waste time making a “Has anyone seen my lost cat” poster for plastering your neighborhood with, because (a) there are already hundreds like them and (b) see 1.
3. Instead, if you come across any cat roaming the streets, just grab it. It’s yours now, congratulations. And that’s okay because chances are that little shit is currently looking for another “home”, anyways.