Lost and Found
Cats are less likely to go missing if they are neutered and kept in during the hours of darkness.
If your cat is missing;
- Thoroughly check your property, all rooms, cupboards, under furniture, boxes, household appliances, sheds, garages, vehicles, gardens, bushes. Use a torch at night to catch sight of the cats eyes.
- Put some posters up locally, place in shops, garages, post offices. bus stops
- Ask locally if anyone has seen your cat
- Contact local veterinary practices, your local Cats Protection Branch and any other animal agencies/charities - before calling/emailing make a note of colour, sex, age, if microchipped, if wearing collar, identifying features and date last seen. Please e-mail or post us a photo if possible to go onto our Lost and Found pages.
- WHEN YOUR CAT RETURNS DON'T FORGET TO NOTIFY ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE CONTACTED
If you find a cat;
- ENSURE THE CAT IS INDEED LOST!
- If the cat is friendly & in good condition it may belong to someone. Cats Protection can supply a paper collar so that the owner is alerted to the fact that their cat is straying. Please ask for one when reporting the found cat
- Ask neighbours if their cat is missing or if someone has recently moved to the area
- Put up posters locally
- Ascertain if possible, the sex of the cat and estimate its age. Take note of cat's colour and whether it has a collar
- If possible take to a vet to see if it has a microchip
- Notify vets, Cats Protection and other animal agencies/charities.
- Please offer the cat food and water and some shelter until help arrives
- Our Branch is often full to capacity and we can always place details of the cat on our web site, but can rarely collect a cat immediately
We strongly recommend that if you are a cat owner, you get your pet micro-chipped, even if it doesn't usually wander far from the house. It is amazing the circumstances cats go missing but even more disappointing for us, if we are unable to reunite a lost cat with it's owner.