Found cat checklist

If you find a cat you think might be homeless, then follow our checklist:

  • do not feed it, no matter how starving the cat might appear to be, it may have a home and you would be encouraging it to not return
  • ask your neighbours if they recognise the cat, they might know someone in the local area looking for their lost pet
  • is the cat wearing a collar with an identification tag?
  • if there are no visible signs of ownership, take the cat to your local vets to be scanned for a microchip
  • contact us at Glastonbury and Wells branch of Cats Protection on 01458 831419 and we can search our lost cat list and if needs be come over to scan the cat for a microchip
  • contact other animal rescue centres in the area, they might have a missing report of the same cat
  • use a paper collar, print out a template with instructions here
  • post a photo and brief description on your Facebook page and local community Facebook group pages
  • contact Search and Scan Somerset on 07870 990771
  • is the cat sick or injured? If you are concerned call the RSPCA helpline on 0300 123 4999