Lost and Found
If you lose or find a cat it is important to ADVERTISE!
With many households having a computer and digital camera, it is quick and easy to make small adverts to go in local shops and supermarkets, newsagents, vets and other places like libraries.
- A4 advert for shops etc.
- A5 (1/2 A4) to put in freezer bags and tape to lampposts.
- A7 (1/8 A4) to put through local letterboxes. A 400 metre radius at least.
The important point is to get people looking for the cat/owner as soon as possible.
When advertising a FOUND cat, do NOT put full information/description, you can then check that it is the true owner by getting them to describe their cat minutely. eg eye colour, unusual/distinctive markings etc.
MYTH - cats will always find their way home!
NO - if they get out of the local area they are familiar with; they are LOST.
Most heard comment from an lost-cat owner, (usually without a collar);- "They've never gone missing before!" Our reply;- "There is a first time for everything!"