Lost cat guidance

If you have lost your cat, take a look at our checklist of things to try:

    • Check the house thoroughly – cats can sometimes hide very cleverly.
    • Put up posters in a circle with your home as the centre.
    • Ask neighbours to check sheds and garages.
    • After a while, enlarge the circle and put up more posters.
    • Phone all the local vets as they all hold a lost and found register.
    • Go out at dusk or dawn to call – this is when cats are most likely to be out.
    • If you live near a school, put a poster up there - children like to look out for cats.
    • If you live near the railway line, ask at the nearest stations.
    • If you have recently moved, put posters up around your old home and ask your previous neighbours to keep an eye out. Cats often get confused when they go out. Veolia, our local street cleansing contractors, assist in reuniting owners with cats that have unfortunately died a result of a road traffic accident, providing the cat has been microchipped. Veolia staff will take the body to one of the following veterinary surgeries, where they will be scanned, and then the registered owner contacted:
MEDIVET 106 Lifstan Way, Southend on Sea, SS1 2XF
MEDIVET 18 Leighton Court Drive, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1PS
VETS4PETS 535 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 2AY
VETS4PETS 1603-1609 London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2SQ
VETS4PETS PetsAtHome, Southend Airport Retail Park, Southend on Sea, SS2 6FW
COMPANION CARE PetsAtHome, London Road Retail Park, Southend on Sea, SS1 1PA
SHOEBURY VETERINARY SURGERY 9 St Andrews Road, Showburyness, SS3 9JA
ASHINGDON SURGERY Hedingham Place, Rectory Road, Rochford, SS4 1UP