Lost and Found

Lost and Found Cats

We work with the organisation "Animal Search UK" who specialise in helping owners reunite with lost or stolen pets and advertising found pets using a free national database:

Animal Search UK

Lost cats:

To advertise on Animal Search UK, follow the link to register details directly onto their database. Additionally for a charge there are many other things that they can help you with, such as producing and distributing posters and leaflets.

To leave details for Lynn, our Lost and Found Officer please telephone the helpline or share your cat's details with us via our Facebook page/inbox:

Our Facebook page

Found cats:

Please if possible do the following:

Start by taking the cat to any local vet to be scanned for a microchip. Two of our volunteers also have microchip scanners so might be able to help with this in the Tunbridge Wells area.

Place a paper collar with your contact details on the cat so that if the cat does have a home, the owners can contact you to let you know:

Link to our printable paper collar

Speak to all your neighbours in you road and parallel roads.

Put up posters in the area and local vets.

Post a photo with details of location found and how long the cat has been there to our Facebook page so we can share the details on our page and other pages like Animals Lost and Found in Kent.

Unless a cat is clearly underweight, in poor condition or ill, please do not feed potential strays. They may have a home but be a bit greedy- read the cautionary tale of "Six Dinner Sid" by Inga Moore!

Six Dinner Sid

I've lost my cat

Search first. Check small spaces – everywhere from cosy cupboards to garden sheds

If your cat is microchipped, talk to Petlog on 0844 4633 999 to register your cat missing

Contact all vet practices in the area

Make and put up flyers in the local area

Use social media! Post a picture and description of your cat on your own Facebook page as well as the page of your local Facebook group

I've found a cat

Ask your neighbours if they recognise the cat – there might be someone searching for their lost pet

If the cat is sick or injured, call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 (UK), USPCA on 028 3025 1000 (NI) or SSPCA on 03000 999 999 (Scotland)

Check the cat for identification. Take it to your local vet clinic to be scanned for a microchip

Check local newspapers and Facebook community groups to see if the cat has been listed as missing