If you have found a cat:
If you remove a female cat from where it has been found either to give it temporary shelter or to take it to a refuge or vet, please bear in mind that it could have kittens somewhere, waiting for their mother to come home. If there is any doubt please contact us immediately for help and advice. If you have lost your cat:
- Please call our helpline with details. If you are unsure whether the cat is stray or lost we can provide a paper collar to write a message to the owner
- Ask around if anyone knows if it has an owner
- Put up posters in the area
- Phone local vets with details
Before you telephone we will need these details about your cat:
- Search all around your house, garden, garage and sheds. Remember to look everywhere as cats get into some awkward places!
- Have you or your neighbours had any workman at your property? Cats often climb into unattended vehicles and jump out the next time they stop. Contact the company to find out where to start looking.
- Search the local area. Walk around local streets calling their name.
- Put posters around the local area with a photo if possible, a full description, your contact details and where and when you last saw the cat.
- Put flyers through the doors of local houses with a photo if possible, a full description, your contact details and where and when you last saw the cat.
- Ask neighbours to check their garages, sheds, workshops etc in the area.
- Consider placing adverts locally.
- Contact all local vets. If your cat has been injured it may have been taken straight to the nearest vet.
- Contact the local animal warden via the Council. If the cat has had a fatal accident on the roads they may have details.
- Telephone our helpline with details about your lost cat or fill out the form below.
Name, age and sex
Breed, colour, distinguishing marks
Did they have a collar?
Were they ID chipped? Have they been neutered?
When and where were they last seen? Your details. Do you have a good photo of them?
We will keep the details of your cat on file, so if your cat comes into our care, or has been found by anyone viewing the site, we will contact you.
If your cat is micro-chipped, then call one of the national registers:
Petlog - on 0870 606 6751
Animalcare (identichip) - on 01904 487 459
When you get a cat, two of the first things you should do is have them neutered and ID micro-chipped. Neutering a cat prevents them from wandering and fighting, especially in male cats, and micro-chipping ensures that if your cat is found, even miles away, they can be reunited with you. We cannot say this often enough. If your cat is micro-chipped, then call one of the national registers:
Petlog - on 0870 606 6751
Animalcare (identitychip) - on 01904 487 600 Other local organisations that could help are:
RSPCA - www.rspca.org.uk
Animal Search UK - www.animalsearchuk.co.uk
Stray Cat Rescue - www.straycatrescue.co.uk
Feline Cat Rescue - www.felinecatrescue.org.uk
The UK Missing Pets Register - www.nationalpetregister.org