Lost Cat Advice
Below is some advice on what to do if your cat is missing. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information;
- Report the missing cat to your micro-chip company
- Call around all of your neighbours, ask them if you can check their sheds/garages/outbuildings with them. If you can do this yourself you may have better luck as the cat is more likely to respond to your name
- Put fliers through the doors of the houses that are in your local area. Don't put your address, just your name and a photo will suffice
- Put laminated posters on lamp posts in the local area. Please be aware that a reward may help but you will probably get crank phone calls.
- Notify all vets in the local area, and the local council as well as local cat charities and shelters
- Try searching late at night (with someone to keep you company). Around 2 a.m. is prime time as it is very quiet and sound carries further. Try calling his/her name, wait for a while then walk a few paces and call out again - keep doing this. You will need to listen out for the cat as it may be trapped somewhere and could call out to you.
- On a fine night, empty the contents of your hoover in the garden, smell travels further than you realise and your cat may catch a sniff of a home smell
- Check trees in case he/she has got stuck up one - it really does happen!
- Register your cat on www.animalsearch.co.uk
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