Lost and Found

Cats Protection has teamed up with Animal Search UK to provide the UK's most advanced lost and found database. Please scroll right to the bottom of this page for more details.


Is your cat missing?

If your cat or kitten has gone missing, don't despair. Most return of their own accord, sometimes several days later. However, here are some steps you can take to try and help:

Look in...

  • all rooms
  • cupboards
  • boxes
  • household appliances, eg washing machines
  • sheds and garages
  • vehicles
  • gardens
  • hedgerows - watch for snares
  • lost and found section of your local newspaper  

Inform...

Advertise...

  • posters on trees distribute leaflets to shops, Post Office, garages. Click here to view and download a ready-made poster
  • local schools, newspapers, radio
  • local noticeboards, including a recent photograph of your missing cat
  • offer a reward

Finally... 

  • the earlier you report your cat is missing, the more likely is that it will be found
  • when your cat does return, DO inform any organisations who have been asked to look for it

Have you found a cat?

If you've found a cat, and think it may be a stray, you might like to consider some or all of the following:

  • if the cat is hungry, please feed it
  • if possible, take the cat to a vet who will check for a microchip, and you can ask if anyone has reported a similar cat missing
  • if no microchip is found, you could produce some small 'Cat Found' leaflets to be put in newsagents and distributed in the area it was found
  • Report that you have found a cat with as much detail as possible on Animal Search UK

Doing these things is often very successful in reuniting a cat with its owners and it is important that these procedures are carried out before Cats Protection takes the cat in for rehoming. Once we take in a cat, we must keep it for at least 14 days before we can rehome it.

Are you trying to rehome your cat?

Aside from Cats Protection (contact us
here), there are several other organisations locally who may be able to help.  Please remember that at certain times of the year, all animal shelters get very full and can't always help immediately.  Here are some options to try:

National Animal Centre Watford - 0208 950 0177
Scratch - 01582 650 167
Caring for Cats - 07971 031 699
Animal at Risk Peter & Maggie - 01582 728 853
Hula Animal Rescue - 01908 584 000
Woodgreen - 08701 904 090
Battersea - 0207 622 3626
Blue Cross Lupner - 01844 355 293
Blue Cross Cambridge - 01223 350 153
Blue Cross Kimpton - 01438 832 232
Blue Cross Bedford - 01993 822 483
Woodside - 01763 838 329
Animal Rescue Bishops Stortford - 01279 501 547
Feline Cat Rescue Luton - 01582 732 347
Homeless Cat Rescue - Bedfordshire - 01582 703179 / 01582 529 009 
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Cats Protection has teamed up with Animal Search UK to provide the UK's most advanced lost and found database.

Animal Search UK is the leading search service for missing pets in Britain. They specialise in helping to reunite owners with lost or stolen pets. Their website is free to use, provides local and national coverage and offers free help and advice for people who have lost or found a pet.

To get started, please choose one of the options below.

I've lost my cat

Cats Protection is working with Animal Search UK to reunite more cats and owners.

If you have lost your cat, click the link to register your cat as missing.

The link will redirect you to the Animal Search UK website.

I've found a cat

Cats Protection is working with Animal Search UK to reunite more cats and their owners.

If you have found a cat, please click the link below to register the cat at Animal Search UK.

The Link will redirect you to the Animal Search UK website.



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