What to do if your cat is missing

If your cat is microchipped, contact the microchip company and inform them.

Produce some leaflets to put through local letterboxes asking neighbours to look in garages/sheds etc. in case your cat has become trapped in an outbuilding. On the leaflet give your contact details (include a land line number as well as a mobile number and/or email address to encourage people to make contact), description of the cat and when they went missing. If you can include a photograph on the leaflet this is also helpful.  Place copies of your leaflets on available notice boards such as local shops/post office/newsagents/vets etc.  Also on your gate, in your front window or on a few local lamp posts.

Contact our Facebook page and we will post an appeal for you

If you need help to create a poster just like this one simply click on this link: http://www.whitecrossvets.co.uk/lost-and-found/

Let your postman/milkman/newspaper delivery/window cleaner know as they may be prepared to keep an eye out for your cat.

Contact all your local vets to ask if anyone has reported a cat matching yours. They often have a lost and found book and will add details. You can also ask to place one of your leaflets on their notice board or in the surgery waiting room.

You can place a LOST advert in the Derby Telegraph for a small fee. 

You can do this online at www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk, click on Place an Ad and choose the Notices section or by phoning 01332.411888.  Many areas also have local papers that will carry lost notices.  If possible, place a photo advertisement.

Contact your local RSPCA  - Derby and District 01332 344620
Contact your local PDSA  - Derby Veterinary Centre 01332 345771
Check your insurance policy, many cover the costs (to a certain amount) for advertising and providing a reward if your pet goes missing.

Other useful national websites you could try are www.animalsearchuk.com and www.catchat.org
To check on fatally injured cats in the Derby area you can contact Derby City Council Streetpride on 0333 2006981, or find further details and web form atwww.derby.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/street-care-and-cleaning

Useful local contacts:

CP Derby Adoption Shelter, Long Lane, Dalbury Lees - 01332 824950

The Ark Rescue Centre, near Ashbourne -  01335 300494 / 300825
www.ashbourneanimalwelfare.org  email: ashbourneanimalwelfare@yahoo.co.uk

RSPCA - Derby and District Shelter - 01332 344620

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