Lost a cat

Take a look at our guide on what to do next if you've lost your pet.

What do you do if your cat goes missing?

If your cat hasn't turned up, take a look at our tips and tricks to intensify your search.

1. If your cat has a favourite toy, try leaving it in your garden.

2. Cats have a strong sense of smell - leave out a regular blanket or bedding to entice your cat out of hiding.

3. You might find your moggy is more active at night, especially during hotter weather. Go out with a friend or family member when it is dark to call for your cat by name

4. Leave a bowl of water out and some food. A tasty treat such as tuna might be enough to bring your cat home

All is not lost

Not all cats are house cats - some are inclined to wander to where there is fuss or food.

If your return home greets you with nothing, you might be worried about your cat being missing. Don't panic; cats can disappear for days at a time and return with no trouble.

I've lost my cat. What can I do?

The first thing to do is to check your home and garden. Your cat might be hiding in the unlikeliest of places - from cupboards to sheds. Speak to your neighbours as well as any delivery people - they might have seen your cat somewhere.
Putting up flyers and advertising on social media are a few great ways to get the message out that your cat is missing.

Keep a list of useful phone numbers pinned to a board in your kitchen. You can download our list below, complete with handy contact details.

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