Lost a cat?
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. If your cat hasn't turned up, take a look at our tips and tricks below 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. You could
try rubbing the blanket on places you know your cat goes or familiar places such as the front door
3. You might find your cat is more active at night, especially during hotter weather so may not always return home as
they normally do. Go out with a friend or family member when it is dark and call for your cat by name
4. Bang their food bowl or try shaking biscuits or dry food packaging to attract their attention with sounds that are
familiar to them
5. Leave a bowl of water out and some food. A tasty treat such as tuna might be enough to bring your cat home
Cats can disappear for days at a time and return with no trouble. Putting up flyers and advertising on social media are good ways to get the message out that your cat is missing. We can post details of your cat on our social media page, please get in touch via Facebook
If your cat is microchipped and the chip is registered contact the microchip company directly to see if anyone has located your cat. This may prove extremely useful if you have not recently updated your contact information with the microchip company and therefore they have not have been able to get in contact with you.
When you have been successfully reunited with your cat, if your cat is not microchipped please have them microchipped as soon as possible. If you require advice or more information on this please contact usFound a cat?
If the found cat is friendly, you might be able to check for an identification tag - if it belongs to someone, give them a call and let them know. You could take the cat to your nearest vet to scan for a microchip, or call us for advise.
It is also a good idea to advertise the cat you've found using flyers or social media sites, we can post about a found cat on our social media page please get in contact here via Facebook
You could use a paper collar to put around the cats neck to make others aware Cats Protection are aware of the cat. We can provide you with a paper collar - you can request one by email contact us
For help and advice on a missing cat or a cat you have found please contact us by email here
providing us with as much detail of the cat and location as possibleFor further information on lost, found, feral or stray cats and helpful checklists for lost and found cats please click here