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If you have lost your cat, or have found a cat, please ring the Adoption Centre on 01904 760356. We keep a register of both cats that are missing, and cats that have been found. Please contact us for more information.
We are able to scan found cats for microchips, however please call the Centre to make an appointment before you come.
Advice for those who have lost their cat:
Cats are well known for their curiosity and ability to find unlikely sleeping places, so check the following places: all rooms in the house, cupboards, boxes, household appliances (e.g. washing machines), vehicles and gardens.
Ask neighbours to check in gardens, sheds and outbuildings.
Contact your local animal welfare groups - Cats Protection, RSPCA, Blue Cross - and your local veterinary practices to register the cat's details. The more information you can provide the better i.e. colour, distinctive markings / features, sex, age, temperament, whether the cat is neutered / microchipped / wearing a collar (if so, what colour is the collar and is there a tag?) and where the cat was lost.
Make posters and flyers - if you have access to a computer and printer, a small photograph would be a real advantage, preferably colour. Also highlight any distinguishing features that your cat may have in order to make them easily identifiable.
Leaflet every house in your street and the streets immediately surrounding yours.Also distribute to local shops, garages, noticeboards and post offices.
Contact local schools, newspapers and even radio.
Contact "Lost & Found" in Evening Press - free on Mondays. Check the lost & found sections in local newspapers.
Call the City of York Council in case your cat has been run-over (they keep a record and now can scan for microchips). Ring 01904 551550.