Lost and Found

Our contact number for Lost & Found: 01387 750397

Lost A Cat?
Losing your Cat can be a worrying time. We hope the following tips and advice will be of help to you .

1. Make sure that you have the following information to hand

  • Your Address and Telephone Number.
  • The date and time and place that your cat was last seen.
  • Your cats' Name, Sex, Breed, Age and Colour.
  • Whether your Cat was wearing a collar and/or ID disc.
  • Whether your Cat has been microchipped.
  • Whether or not your Cat has been neutered or spayed.
  • Any distinguishing features.
  • Recent photos of your Cat.

2. Please report your cat missing as soon as possible in order to maximise the chances of finding it.  If you have a photograph of your cat then you can e-mail this to us and we will include it in our Lost and Found Register.
3. Look in all rooms, cupboards, boxes, large appliances (washing machines, etc), hedgerows, sheds, garages, gardens, lofts and vehicles. Ask your neighbours to do the same.
4. Check the "Lost and Found" section of local newspapers.
5. Contact all local vets to see if your cats has been handed in.
6. Cats do not normally range too far from their home territories so quickly print plenty of "Lost Cat" posters (with a photo and reward if possible) and put them through letterboxes in the local area. Trees and lamp posts may also be used but letterboxes are far more efficient. Also, put the posters in local Vets, Shops, Newsagents, Pubs, Takeaways, Surgeries, Care Homes and other suitable local premises where plenty of people will see them.
7.  Ring the Street Cleansing Department of your local Council as they keep records of all animals they pick up.
8. Register your cat on these free websites.

9. When you do find your cat, please inform any organisations that you told about its disappearance so that they know to stop looking.

Found a Cat?
If you've found a cat, please contact us.
You might also consider some or all of the following:

  • If the cat is hungry, please feed it.
  • If possible, take the cat to a vet who will check for a microchip, and you can ask if anyone has reported a similar cat missing.
  • If no microchip is found, you could produce some small "Cat Found" leaflets to be put in newsagents and distributed in the area it was found.
  • Register the cat on www.petfinderonline.co.uk and www.animalsearchuk.com. Both of these websites are FREE.

Doing these things is often very successful in reuniting a cat with its owners and it is important that these procedures are carried out before Cats Protection takes the cat in for re-homing. Once we take in a cat, we must keep it for at least seven days before we can re-home it.