I received this card in the mail from my niece yesterday (age 8). I admit I burst out crying when I saw it, but know that her heart is in the right place.
Thank you for all of your suggestions and help. We are reaching out to as many people, vet clinics, etc. as possible to find him. I'm updating my posts on craigslist, contact or visit the shelters daily. I truly hope he will find his way back home (if we don't find him first).
I read an article last night about 10-14 days being a "threshold point," where a cat whereby driven by hunger or thirst to return home. We've heard stories about cats returning after 1, 2, 6 weeks or more. Sigh.