My indoor cat bolted as we were approaching my apartment. I typically hold her in my arms and either carry her to the car or from the car and it never became an issue. Even as we go through TSA during my travels, I could tell that she gets nervous but she holds on to me dearly. This time though, it was different. As we were walking up the stairs, my neighbor was walking down and said, 'Oh, how cute!' referrinbg to my cat. My cat started hissing (I've never heard her hiss before) and then started stretching to get away while hissing aggressively. We ended up on the floor and I tried to hold onto to her to not let her get away and then she bit my hand really hard which shocked me and for a second I let go but that was enough for her to get away from my grip. As I reached to grab her again, it was just too late. She bolted towards the apartment but my door was closed so she continued straight pass the apartment. I went after her to no avail. She ran around the apartment and my neighbor said my cat went back upstairs which I assumed she went back to try to get back into the apartment but the door was closed. I have been searching for her since. It's been two days now. I've put up flyers and my neighbors keep texting me a picture of the neighborhood cat who seems to be all over the place and I'm sure that cat is wondering why people keep taking pics of him. My cat is skittish so I am sure she is hiding somewhere. I've looked in the bushes surrounding my apartment building, the townhouse that is under construction next door, early during the morning I've looked in the first floor patios of the apartments in my community and still no sign of her. I've left the trunk open of my SUV hoping she would hop in and hide under the seats (she likes to do that). I've left her litter box outside the first day but since there are a couple of outdoor cats in the area, I decided not to do that so I won't attract the outdoor cats that could be territorial and alert them of my cat that is now outside in the area. Can anyone please share their experiences of losing and finding their indoor cats? I've purchased a humane cat trap along with a couple of wildlife cameras to put up in and around the apartment building. I plan on expanding my search into the nearby homes starting tomorrow. I've also left my door cracked open in case she braves it and decides to return home. That way, she could enter the apartment no matter what time of the day it is. There is a heavy barricade behind the door so no one can push it open to try and get into the apartment. My next door neighbors are also aware so they also keep an eye out for me knowing that I leave my door cracked open day and night. This is such a heartbreaking experience. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!