Lost & Found
If you have found a cat:
- Please call our helpline with details. If you are unsure whether the cat is stray or lost we can provide a paper collar to write a message to the owner
- Ask around if anyone knows if it has an owner
- Put up posters in the area
- Phone local vets with details
- Add to Animal Search - use the link to the left of this page, or shown at the bottom of this text
If you remove a female cat from where it has been found either to give it temporary shelter or to take it to a refuge or vet, please bear in mind that it could have kittens somewhere, waiting for their mother to come home. If there is any doubt please contact us immediately for help and advice.
If you have lost your cat:
Before you telephone we will need these details about your cat:
- Search all around your house, garden, garage and sheds. Remember to look everywhere as cats get into some awkward places!
- Have you or your neighbours had any workman at your 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.
- Search the local area. Walk around local streets calling their name.
- Put posters around the local area with a photo if possible, a full description, your contact details and where and when you last saw the cat.
- Put flyers through the doors of local houses with a photo if possible, a full description, your contact details and where and when you last saw the cat.
- Ask neighbours to check their garages, sheds, workshops etc in the area.
- Consider placing adverts locally.
- Contact all local vets. If your cat has been injured it may have been taken straight to the nearest vet.
- Contact the local animal warden via the Council. If the cat has had a fatal accident on the roads they may have details.
- Telephone our helpline with details about your lost cat and Add to Animal Search - use the link to the left of this page, or shown at the bottom of this text
Name, age and sex
Breed, colour, distinguishing marks
Did they have a collar?
Were they ID chipped? Have they been neutered?
When and where were they last seen? Your details. Do you have a good photo of them?
Animal Search will contact you regularly with details of cats coming through their system.
Contact the RSPCA
on 0300 1234 999
Contact the Blue Cross
on 01438 832232
Contact the Royal Veterinary College
on 01707 666366
If your cat is micro-chipped, then call one of the national registers:
Petlog - on 0870 606 6751
Animalcare (identichip) - on 01904 487 459
When you get a cat, two of the first things you should do is have them neutered and ID micro-chipped. Neutering a cat prevents them from wandering and fighting, especially in male cats, and micro-chipping ensures that if your cat is found, even miles away, they can be reunited with you. We cannot say this often enough.
Animal Search UK - http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/
Missing Pets Bureau – www.missingpetsbureau.com - 0870 1999 000
My Moggy.com – www.mymoggy.com - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pethunters – www.pethunters.co.uk - 0845 8385423 – e-mail email@example.com