Lost and Found

Please see the bottom of this page for our latest Lost and Found entries
 
When you become an owner of a cat, we cannot stress enough that it is very important to do two things:
 
  • Have the cat neutered.  This will stop the cat wandering or fighting with other cats.
  • Get the cat micro-chipped at the vets or your local pet supplies (see our advertisement for Partners Pets on our home page).  Make sure you REGISTER your information with the company that supplied the chip and with your vet.  If your cat is found, even miles away, they can be reunited with you but ONLY if they have the correct information.
Before you contact anyone about a Lost or Found cat, please make sure you have the following details:
 
Name of cat? Age of cat? Sex of cat:Is it neutered? Colour of cat? Is it short or long-haired?  Is it a specific breed like a Siamese or Persian?  Any distinguishing marks? (white nose, white paws etc)  Is the cat micro-chipped; do you have a note of the number?  Did they have a collar or some ID?  When and where was the cat last seen or FOUND?  Do you have a good photo of the cat? (you can send us a digital picture of lost or found cats)  What are your details and contact numbers?
 
If you have lost a cat and would like to add a picture or description of your cat to our website, then please call us on the general helpline number below or e-mail stalbanscp@hotmail.co.uk.
 
Advice if your cat goes missing:
  • Look around the neighbourhood for your cat; cats usually return within 24 hours if they have been without food.
  • If you have recently moved house, has your cat gone back to it's old home?  Cats have been known to travel several miles back to their old homes.
  • Check that they haven't been shut in a neighbours shed, garage, greenhouse or a nearby empty building.  The best way is to make up small leaflets with a description and if possible a picture of your cat to distribute around your neighbourhood.  Ask the neighbours to look too.
  • Send leaflets to local Vets in case your cat is found or has been injured.
  • Have you, or a neighbour, had workmen at a property?  Cats often climb into unattended vehicles and jump out the next time they stop.  Contact the company to find out where to start looking.
  • Put an advertisement in the Lost column of the local paper.
  • Contact the local Animal Warden for St Albans District Council.  They may have details if your cat has been fatally injured on the road. (Council's switchboard number is 01727 866100


Contact the following for LOST or FOUND Cats
  • Our branch keeps a record of lost and found cats.  Please contact us and keep us updated.  A lost or found cat will remain on our website for 6 months, unless we are kept updated.
  • Petlog Microchips - 0870 606 6751
  • Animalcare (Identichip) Microchips - 01904 487 600
  • Animal Search nationally advertises lost and found pets on 01432 266 900  or their webiste www.animalsearchuk.co.uk
  • The RSPCA - 0870 333 5999
  • The Blue Cross - 01438 832232
  • The Royal Veterinary College - 01707 666366
  • Missing Pet Bureau - 0870 199 9000 or www.missingpetbureau.com
  • My Moggy.com - www.mymoggy.com
  • Pethunters - 0845 838 5423 or www.pethunters.co.uk


If you have found a cat:
  • Please call our helpline with details
  • If you are unsure if the cat is lost or a stray, please contact us or a local vet to get a paper collar to write a message to the owner.
  • Make sure, if it's female, that is does not have kittens in the area.
  • Ask around if anyone knows it if has an owner.
  • Put up posters in the area.
  • Phone local vets with details.
  • Keep the cat safe and continue to feed it until you find the owner.