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We aim to help reunite cats & owners through the power of social media. If you have lost or found a cat please call or text our officer on 07340 986609 or alternatively email [email protected]
On-line research through the likes of Facebook is obviously the main tool nowadays, but there is no substitute for the traditional tactics of putting posters on lamp-posts, leaflets through doors – and proactive door-knocking. Leaflets landing on the doormat to join the pizza delivery and estate agent fliers usually end up in the same bin. When you have knocked and handed over your leaflet, though, the chances of that neighbour searching their garages and sheds is much greater.
One can’t over emphasise the importance of micro-chipping and there’s still a benefit to be had from collars and tags – provided they are genuinely quick-release or elasticated. Equally important is neutering, as the urge to wander in search of mates is a prime factor in kitty-no-come-home.
If you have lost your cat there are several things you can do to maximise your chances of finding him/her quickly:
- Ask neighbours to check their back gardens & outbuildings.
- Make sure your cat’s microchip details are up to date.
- Contact local charities & veterinary surgeries to make them aware that your cat is missing.
- Put up posters and/or leaflet within a mile radius of your home.
- Leave your cats litter tray by the back door (if they have one).
- Search late at night when the noise of traffic etc has died down (we recommend after 10pm).
There are several things you can do to help reunite a cat you have found with their owner:
- Check with neighbours around your area to see if the cat belongs to them.
- Contact your local vet or animal charity and ask them to come and check the cat for a microchip.
- Put up found cat posters and/or leaflet within a mile radius of finding him/her.
- DO NOT FEED the cat immediately unless advised to by a vet or local charity. A lot of found cats are just piggies looking for an extra meal!