Lost and Found

If you have lost your pet or have recently found a cat, there are a number of things that can be done to help reunite owner and cat.
 
Lost a Cat:

  • LOOK - Cats 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 Cats Protection by contacting our LOST & FOUND team:

    By Email to                          Lost.catsbournemouth@gmail.com (including photos of cat if possible)

    By Facebook message to    Cats Protection Bournemouth And District, or

    By Phone to                         01202 482428               

  • 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 your cat missing the better chance you have of them 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 you have found a cat that is injured or in need of any veterinary attention
please contact your nearest veterinary practice.  
You can also contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 to ask for emergency vet care.
 

Please note, as a Homing Centre we are designed specifically for housing 'ready to home' cats, we do not have any veterinary services on site.

  • ENQUIRE - Make local enquiries; ask neighbours, 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 put the cat into a cat carrier, contact a local vet practice who will be happy to scan the cat for a microchip.  You can also contact our Lost & Found helpline:

    By Email to                          Lost.catsbournemouth@gmail.com (including photos of cat if possible)

    By Facebook message to    Cats Protection Bournemouth And District, or

    By Phone to                         01202 482428     

  • 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 your local Cats Protection Branch on 01202 946 303 and other local rescue centres and enquire about having the cat re-homed.