Lost and Found
If you have lost your cat, or have found a cat, please ring the Homing Centre on 03000 121 505. We keep a register of both cats that are missing, and cats that have been found. Please contact us for more information. Advice for those who have lost their cat:
- Cats are well known for their curiosity and ability to find unlikely sleeping places, so check the following places: all rooms in the house, cupboards, boxes, household appliances (e.g. washing machines), vehicles and gardens.
- Ask neighbours to check in gardens, sheds and outbuildings.
- Contact your local animal welfare groups - RSPCA, PDSA, Cats Protection, Blue Cross - and your local veterinary practices to register the cat's details. The more information you can provide the better i.e. colour, distinctive markings / features, sex, age, temperament, whether the cat is neutered / microchipped / wearing a collar (if so, what colour is the collar and is there a tag?) and where the cat was lost.
- Make posters and flyers - if you have access to a computer and printer, a small photograph would be a real advantage, preferably colour. Also highlight any distinguishing features that your cat may have in order to make them easily identifiable.
- Leaflet every house in your street and the streets immediately surrounding yours.Also distribute to local shops, garages, noticeboards and post offices.
- Contact local schools, newspapers and even radio.
- Contact "Lost & Found" in Evening Press - free on Mondays. Check the lost & found sections in local newspapers.
- Call the council road cleaning department Leeds City Council, in case your cat has been run-over http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Litter-street-cleaning-and-dog-fouling.aspxhttp://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Litter-street-cleaning-and-dog-fouling.aspx.
If you a cat has been turning up asking for food, please remember it is not necessarily lost or stray, so please follow this advice -
You may also want to look at the following websites:
- Take the cat to a local Veterinary Surgery and ask them to scan for a microchip, there will be no charge for this service, if the cat is not microchipped, please do the following
- Speak to neighbours to see if they know who the cat belongs to
- Put up posters in the local area to see if anyone recognises the cat
- We can provide a paper collar to put on the cat, asking an owner to contact you, if indeed the cat is not a stray
- Contact your local vets and rescues to see if they have received any reports of a cat matching the description reported as missing
- If you do all these things and after two weeks nobody has come forward then please feel free to contact rescue centres regarding rehoming.
- If the cat appears to be sick or injured, please contact the RSPCA as soon as possible to arrange medical intervention
Animal Serach UK - www.animalsearchuk.co.uk
Petsearch - www.ukpetsearch.freeuk.com
Animal Rescuers - www.animalrescuers.co.uk/html/lostfound.html
A missing Pet - www.amissingpet.co.uk
Regional Lost & Found registers are on this page - www.catchat.org/linksinfo.html
So You Have Lost Your Cat - www.soyouhavelostyourcat.co.uk
Lost & Found Cats - www.mymoggy.com Other useful contacts:
RSPCA National Helpline - 0300 1234 999
RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield - 01924 299170
RSPCA Bradford - 01274 723063
Cats Protection National Helpline - 03000 12 12 12
Missing Pets Bureau - 0870 1600 999
Pet Search UK - 0121 743 4133
Animal Search UK - 07884 316 943