Police had sent an alert Sunday about a possible child luring incident, saying a woman told authorities her son and his friend were on their way home from Dunkin Donuts when they were approached by a man driving an SUV.
The man asked the boys if they had seen his cat, and then asked them where they live, the alert said.
After the alert was sent, a resident called police to let them know he did ask the boys if they'd seen the lost cat, and it wasn't a luring attempt.
The follow-up message from police is below.
"Good Morning. Please disregard yesterday afternoon's AlertChathamBorough message. After the message was sent out a resident called Police after hearing our message, to say he had lost his cat and he had asked the boys if they had seen the cat. This was not a possible Luring incident. Please sign up for AlertChathamBorough if you havent already www.chathamborough.org"