What to do

Is your Cat missing?
Check out our FOUND CATS box at the bottom of this page to see if anyone has reported seeing/found your cat. If your cat is not listed in the FOUND CATS then we are here to help as much as possible to reunite you with your cat.

If you would like your LOST cat to be listed on our website, please supply us with the following information so that we can complete a profile of your cat on our LOST page. Either email us on lostandfound@sutton.cats.org.uk or phone us on 07850 742017 with the following information:
  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Neutered or not
  • Breed
  • Size/build
  • Coat colour
  • Type of coat (i.e. long haired /short haired)
  • Eye colour
  • Any distinguishing marks or [physical characteristics)
  • Any identification (i.e. collar (including colour), tag or microchip)
  • Area and date last seen (i.e. street, postcode area)
  • Your contact telephone numbers (i.e. landline and mobile)  

Please also email a recent photograph as an attachment (jpg or png format)

NB: We do not publish your name or contact details on our website, only the details of the lost and found cats. If your cat is found or returns home PLEASE remember to contact us and let us know.

There are other things you can do to assist in the search for your missing cat. At Cats Protection we understand how traumatic it can be when a much-loved pet suddenly goes missing. Follow the advice below to aid your chances of finding him safe and well.


Cats are well known for their curiosity and ability to find unlikely sleeping places, so check the following places:
  • All rooms
  • Cupboards
  • Boxes
  • Household appliances like washing machines
  • Sheds and garages
  • Vehicles
  • Gardens
  • Hedgerows – watch out for snares
  • Lost & found sections in local newspapers


There are several ways of letting people know that your feline friend is missing:
  • Put posters on trees
  • Distribute leaflets to local shops, garages and Post Offices
  • Contact local schools, newspapers and even radio
  • Use local notice boards including a recent photograph of your animal


You can also let individuals and organisations know – don’t underestimate the power of word-of-mouth communication. Contact:
  • Neighbours
  • Local veterinary surgeons
  • Local schools – children are particularly observant when it comes to animals
  • Local Cats Protection branch – click here
  • Local RSPCA – 0300 1234 999
  • Local PDSA – 0800 917 2509
  • Local Blue Cross – 01993 822 651
  • Missing Pets Bureau – 0870 1600 999
  • Pet Search UK – 0121 743 4133
  • Animal Search UK – 07884 316 943
  • The cleansing department of your local council
  • Delivery people – post, newspaper, milk etc

Offer a reward

If you decide to do this, make sure you say ‘large reward’. The word is relevant and what is small to you might be large to another person, particularly another child. Remember not to include the amount you are offering. Depending on the provider, your pet insurance may cover the cost of this.

And finally...

Please remember that the earlier you report your cat as missing, the more likely it is that he will be found. Also, take note of the following:
  • When your cats is found, inform any people or authorities who have been asked to look for him
  • Cats Protection recommends that all cats are microchipped.  This is harmless and makes it easier to trace the owner of found cats
  • Cats Protection advises owners to neuter their cats.  Un-neutered toms are more likely to roam and unneutered queens are known for finding quiet places to give birth – therefore increasing the chance that they could become lost.