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Whose stray is it, anyway?

Thousands of cats go missing each year, and knowing what to do with a found or stray cat could mean the difference between a happy reunion or a sad separation for their owner. Watch our video to find out more.


Do you know what to do with a lost cat?

A recent survey found that only 42% of people would check for a collar to reunite the cat with its owner. Only 20% would even think to take the cat to a vet to check for a microchip. This National Microchipping Month, we want to ensure that everyone knows what to do when they find a lost cat.

Is the cat stray or feral?

Use our online tool to find out whether the cat you've found is a stray cat or a feral, as well as what to do next.

Has the cat got a microchip?

If you're sure the cat you've found is a stray, the best thing to do is to check for a microchip at your local vet or Cats Protection branch or centre. If the details are up to date, you could be reuniting the cat with its owner sooner than you think.



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*Survey of 1,000 people undertaken by Cats Protection