Lost and Found
Did you know microchips are one of the first things that are checked for when a stray cat is handed in?
Microchipping is the most effective way of identifying a lost pet. Microchips don’t come off, or put cats at risk of collar related injuries. They offer cats a safe and permanent method of identification and increase the chances of a lost cat being safely reunited with their owner.
For more information on microchips and for answers to some common questions about them, click on the following link: Microchipping for Cats – Everything You Need to Know | Cats Protection
What to do if you find a cat
- Take photos of the cat
- Check whether anyone new has moved into your area or if any of your neighbours have got a new pet
- Write a description of the cat. Note its colour, any distinguishing features, and if possible its sex and approximate age
- Contact all local animal wefare groups (Including Cats Protection!) and local vets with details of the cat
- Put up posters in local shops etc, post on Facebook and do a leaflet drop
- If it is sick or injured take it to a vet
You can send photos, a description and what area the cat has been found in, to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will then put a post on our Facebook page and put the cat on our found register. What to do if you lose a cat
- Prepare a description of your cat noting its colour, sex and age. List any distinguishing features
- Knock on doors and distribute leaflets asking people to check outbuildings and garages to make sure the cat is not shut inside. Cover a wide area; your cat may travel much further than you think
- Put up posters in local shops etc
- Post on Facebook
- Contact all local animal welfare groups (inc Cats Protection) and vets to report your cat missing
You can send photos, a description and what area the cat is missing from, to email@example.com
. We will then put a post on our Facebook page and put the cat on our lost register.
If you have lost or found a cat, please do take a look at our Facebook page, to see if anyone has found or lost the cat and already reported it to us: Newbury Cats Protection | Facebook