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Lost cats

It can be a worrying time when your cat goes missing, so here are a few things that can help you find your cat.

found cats■Ask neighbours to check their sheds, gardens, garages or greenhouses for signs of your cat.

■Ask neighbours if they have seen your cat, giving them a full description and showing them a photograph.

■Create posters to put up around your local area.

■Place adverts in your local newspaper and newsletter.

■If there are no sightings, report it to as many local rehoming centres and websites as possible – we have listed contact details below to help you.

■Report your cat missing immediately. Many people leave it for a couple of weeks before reporting a cat missing, especially if it’s unneutered as they quite often wander off looking for a mate. Your cat could have already been brought into a rehoming centre and rehomed in this time. If no microchip is found, rehoming centres are not required by law to keep a cat for any longer than seven days before finding it a new home.

■If your cat is microchipped, inform the microchip company, this is usually Petlog (contact details below). Ensure that you update any information that may have changed and tell them your cat is missing, please have your cat’s microchip number to hand before ringing.

Who to contact

WOOD GREEN, THE ANIMALS CHARITY
Call: 0300 303 9333
email: info@woodgreen.org.uk

ANIMAL SEARCH UK
Helpline: 01432 266 900
email: info@animalsearchuk.co.uk
Visit: www.animalsearchuk.co.uk

BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME
Lost and found helpline: 0901 477 8477
email: lostdogs@battersea.org.uk
Visit: www.battersea.org.uk

BLUE CROSS
Call: 01993 822651
email: info@bluecross.org.uk
Visit: www.bluecross.org.uk

CAT CHAT
Visit: www.catchat.org.uk

CATS PROTECTION
National Helpline: 03000 12 12 12
email: helpline@cats.org.uk
Visit: www.cats.org.uk 

LOCAL COUNCIL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
See your local telephone directory

LOCAL VETERINARY PRACTICES
See your local telephone directory 

PET24 Visible identification service
Call: 0845 388 6036
email: admin@pet24.org.uk
Visit: www.pet24.org.uk

PETLOG For microchipped pets
Call: 0844 4633 999
email: petlogadmin@thekennelclub.org.uk
Website: www.petlog.org.uk

RSPCA – LOST AND FOUND REGISTER
Advice line: 0300 1234 555
Visit: www.rspca.org.uk 

UK NATIONAL MISSING PETS REGISTER
Visit: www.nationalpetregister.org

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