Lost and found

Our Lost and Found Officer can be reached via our contact us page. Please see footer for cats reported to us.

Things to help you find your lost cat


  • Shake a box of their favourite biscuits or treats to entice them home.
  • Leave your cat’s favourite toy or some of their unwashed bedding in the garden or an unwashed item of your clothing, which will have your scent on it.
  • Place any used litter from your cat’s litter tray outside, or perhaps some of the contents of your hoover for a smell of home.
  • You might find your cat is more active at night, especially during hotter weather. Go out with a friend when it is dark or early in the morning to call for your cat by name, leave enough time for them you hear you.
  • Check small spaces in your home – everywhere from cosy cupboards to garden sheds, garages and outbuildings and ask your neighbours to do the same.
  • If your cat is microchipped, inform Petlog or Identibase. Remember if you move to a new house to update your cats microchip details.
  • Get in touch with animal shelters in your area. Visit catchat to find those local to you.
  • Contact local vets – all practices in the area, not just your own.
  • Post your cat's information and photo to our Lost and Found Officer and on social media including @ipswichcats on Facebook and Ipswich Missing Cats (UK) and Lost and Found Pets in Norfolk and Suffolk UK.
  • Print off some missing posters. Post them through doors or put them up in local shops.

What to do if you have found a cat


If you have found an injured or sick cat (or animal) the quickest course of action is to take the cat to a local vet or call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. Ipswich local RSPCA website. Contact us if you need help trapping an injured feral cat.

Cats Protection main site information Found a Cat. If you are unsure what to do, please go to our contact page and call us.