Gertrude's Cat

By: Toast T Cat
Special Thanks to: Matan568, Steve

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If you are looking for the modern RuneScape guide for this content, please see our Gertrude's Cat guide.

Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 28 July 2003

Gertrude's cat has been missing for some time now. This has got Gertrude very worried, so could you help rescue her prized pet?

Handling cats isn't an easy business. They get hungry and need plenty of attention, but if you're the pet type, then this is the quest for you!

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to Gertrude in her house, on the west side of Varrock.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.


  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Quest Walkthrough

Getting Started

Gertrude's Cat - Doogle LeafFirst off, speak to Gertrude in her house west of Varrock and just south of Juliet's house (from the Romeo and Juliet quest). She says that she has lost her Cat and that her sons may know where she is. Before you leave, be sure to pick up some Doogle Leaves from behind Gertrude's house, as you'll be needing them later on in the quest.

Gertrude's Cat - Talking to Gertrude

The Lumber Yard

You'll find both of Gertrude's sons Wilough and Shilop in the northeast corner of Varrock Square. Talk to them and ask if they have seen the Cat. They will tell you that they saw the cat in their "secret hiding place." However, if you ask them where their hiding place is, they'll refuse to tell you until you give them 100gp. The hiding place is in the Lumber Yard just east of the Jolly Boar Inn (northeast of Varrock).

Gertrude's Cat - Broken Fence

Once you find the Lumber Yard, you'll see an area enclosed by a fence. Climb over the Broken Fence on the southern side to get inside, and then head north to a ladder. You will find Gertrude's Cat upstairs. Try to pick it up and it will scratch you, taking 3 damage.

One Distressed Kitty...

First you'll find that the Cat is thirsty. Feed it a bucket of Milk to make it a bit happier, but it still seems upset. Pick the Cat up again to get scratched and to learn that it's hungry. Either fish for a Sardine in the ocean, or buy one from the Port Sarim Fishing Shop. Use the Doogle Leaves with the Sardine to get a Seasoned Sardine, and then feed it to the Cat.

Gertrude's Cat - A thirsty, hungry, not-so-happy kitty

Now go pick up the Cat once more, and you'll realize that it wants its Kitten. The Kitten should be in a box a little to the northwest from where you are, but it may be in another crate. Just search the boxes in the Lumber Yard until you find it. The Kitten will appear in your backpack. Bring it to Gertrude's Cat and it will walk home. Go back to Gertrude for your reward. Congratulations, quest complete!

Gertrude's Cat - Congratulations, Gertrude's Cat Quest complete!


  • 1 Quest Point
  • A Kitten! 1,525 Cooking experience. A Chocolate Cake and a Bowl of Stew. The ability to raise cats. See the Cat Care guide for more information.

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Published on: April 14, 2013 06:45 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: April 14, 2013 07:15 AM UTC by Salmoneus