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Lost and Found

If you've lost your cat, the good news is that many are happily reunited with their owners and the chances of this are greatly increased by following the advice below. You can also post information about your lost cat on our Facebook page and email us at adoptacat-basingstoke@hotmail.co.uk, including the following details:
  • Your address and telephone number.
  • The date and time that your cat was last seen.
  • The place your cat was last seen.
  • Your cat's name, sex, breed, age and colour.
  • Whether your cat was wearing a collar and/or ID disc.
  • Whether your cat has been micro-chipped.
  • Whether or not your cat has been neutered or spayed.
  • Any distinguishing features.
  • Recent photos of your cat.

If you've found a cat, please remember that cats love to roam and you should see if the cat returns home before assuming it's lost.  You'll find advice below on how to find out if the cat has a home. You can also post information about the cat on our Facebook page and email us at adoptacat-basingstoke@hotmail.co.uk.

I've lost my cat

Search first. Check small spaces – everywhere from cosy cupboards to garden sheds

If your cat is microchipped, talk to Petlog on 0844 4633 999 to register your cat missing

Contact all vet practices in the area

Make and put up flyers in the local area

Use social media! Post a picture and description of your cat on your own Facebook page as well as the page of your local Facebook group

I've found a cat

Ask your neighbours if they recognise the cat – there might be someone searching for their lost pet

If the cat is sick or injured, call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 (UK), USPCA on 028 3025 1000 (NI) or SSPCA on 03000 999 999 (Scotland)

Check the cat for identification. Take it to your local vet clinic to be scanned for a microchip

Check local newspapers and Facebook community groups to see if the cat has been listed as missing