Lost and Found
At Axhayes we operate a Lost and Found list to help reunite cats with their owners. If you have lost your pet, or found a cat, there are a number of things you can do to help the cat get back home. We have also teamed up with Animal Search UK to help reunite cats with their owners.
If you have lost your cat:
1. Have a really good look for your pet! It sounds obvious, but cats are great at hiding and can get into the tiniest places, especially if something has upset them. They are also by nature curious, and might have got shut in somewhere while exploring!
2. Ask your neighbours to look, and check garages or outbuildings. Also, if you’ve had, for example, a delivery, call the company to check that the cat has not got into the van and gone for a drive!
3. Call your local rescue centres and veterinary practices in case your cat has been picked up, presumed to be stray. If you fear that your cat has been run over, contact your local council.
4. Put up ‘missing’ posters of your cat around where you live and in local shops.
5. Put your cat's details on the Animal Search UK website at www.animalsearchuk.co.uk including a photo if possible. There is n o charge for reporting a lost pet. You will emailed details of possible matches of 'found' cats and can check the listings yourself to see if anyone has reported your cat as having been found.
Cats Protection recommend microchipping your cat. This is a quick and painless procedure. The chip itself is only the size of a grain of rice, and contains a number unique to the cat. When a scanner is passed over it, the number comes up, and vets and rescue centres can access a database which links the number with the owners’ details.
If you have found a cat:
If you have found a cat and it is injured or needs veterinary attention, please call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. If urgent and you are able, please take to your nearest vet.
1. If the cat has been in your garden for less than 24 hours, and appears healthy, please do not feed it. It is probably someone’s pet, and will make its way home.
2. Enquire with your neighbours to see if anyone’s pet is missing.
3. Inform your local rescue centres. We all operate a ‘lost and found’ service, and can match up lost cats with found ones.
4. Report details of the cat on the Animal Search Uk website at www.animalsearchuk.co.uk ideally with a photo if you can take one. There is no charge for reporting a 'found' cat.
Please be aware that we only have a certain number of pens and that we operate a waiting list, which we prioritise.
Please call us on 01395 232377.
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.
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.
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.