Cats Protection has teamed up with Animal Search UK
to provide the UK's most advanced lost and found database.
Animal Search UK is the leading search service for missing pets in Britain. They specialise in helping to reunite owners with lost or stolen pets. Their website is free to use, provides local and national coverage and offers free help and advice for people who have lost or found a pet.
Advice if you have lost/found a pet
Lost a Cat:
- LOOK - Cat are very curious and can sleep in the most unusual places, thoroughly check all the rooms in the house including wardrobes, boxes and any cubby holes. When checking outside be sure to look in hedgerows, sheds, garages and vehicles.
- INFORM - Notify as many people as possible about the missing cat, ask neighbours to check all outbuildings, speak to local vet practices and rescue centres. You can notify us by using our contacts us page.
- ADVERTISE - There are several ways of letting people know your feline friend is missing, distributing posters in the local area, contact local radio stations and newspapers and making use of local notice boards.
Please remember the earlier you report you cat missing the better chance you have of him being found. Cats Protection recommends that cats are micro chipped, this is harmless and permanent and will help to reunite many lost pets. As a charity we also recommend that all cats are neutered to help prevent wandering plus providing many other health benefits for your cat.
Found a cat:
If a found cat is injured or in need of any veterinary attention
please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
- ENQUIRE - Make local enquiries; ask neighbours and local vets if they know of any missing pets.
- INFORM - Notify rescue centres and place the cat on a lost and found register, if you are able to get the cat into a cat carrier it is worth contacting a local vets and asking if they would be happy to scan the cat for a microchip. We can also provide you with a paper collar for the cat with our contact details on, this can help determine if there is an owner.
- FEEDING - If the cat has been around less than 24hours and appears healthy try not to encourage it by feeding straight away, give the cat a chance to go home. If the cat doesn't appear to be going away and no one has claimed it you may need to monitor and feed the cat temporarily.
- ADD TO WAITING LISTS - If you have made several enquiries with no sign of an owner and still need help with a stray cat you can contact us and other local rescue centres and enquire about having the cat re - homed.
Please bear in mind we have several enquiries to deal with everyday regarding stray cats. We are never able to take cats in straight away and therefore any cats reported would need to go onto a waiting list until a space becomes available.