Lost and Found

LOST CATS

PLEASE GIVE YOUR CATS THE BEST CHANCE OF BEING RETURNED TO YOU, SHOULD THEY EVER GET LOST, BY HAVING THEM MICROCHIPPED NOW.

Having your cat microchipped is extremely important.It is a quick and easy procedure and costs around £20-£25.

If a cat is lost any vet will scan the cat free of charge and, providing the microchip details have been kept up to date, if there has been a change of address or change of owner, the owner can be contacted immediately and the cat returned home.

If your cat is lost you need to follow these steps.

Thoroughly search the house.Open all doors and cupboards, calling to your cat or whistling or whatever you normally do to attract attention.

Search your garage, shed, greenhouse, any other outbuildings you may have, calling and listening in case your cat is calling out to you.

Walk all around your immediate area calling for the cat. If there are any empty houses pay special attention as cats are by their very nature curious. Could they have somehow gained entry to an empty property and got locked in?

Prepare posters and leaflets with a photo of your cat advising where the cat went missing from and at what time.Put your contact details. Ask that people check their garages and outbuildings. Put leaflets through letterboxes of as many houses as possible in your area. Put posters/leaflets in all local vets, shops and supermarkets.

Ring all local vets as the cat may have been found injured. Also contact local cat rescue organisations in case the cat has been reported to them and contact the council’s cleansing department as they deal with road traffic victims.

Animal Search UK is the UK’s leading search service for missing pets.

It is not unknown for cats to be missing for a month or even longer so don’t give up on them. Keep looking, even widening the search. When your cat does turn up please remember to take down all the posters and inform everyone that you previously notified that the cat was missing.

FOUND CATS

If you find a cat that you think is lost please do ensure that the cat really is lost before taking steps to rehome him/her.

Hopefully the cat will be chipped so take it to nearest vet who will scan it free of charge.

Scanning to check for a microchip.

If the cat is not chipped put up posters with a photo of the cat all around the area where the cat was found, particularly in local shops and your nearest veterinary practice. You should also contact local cat rescue organisations to see if the cat has been reported missing.