Tips to ensure your pet does not become lost are on the PETCARE page.
lf you are trying to find a missing animal contact the following:
Ideally your animal will be microchipped which will help you get it back quickly. Petlog offer a free download for their custmers to make a poster for a misssing animal ready for you to add your own details.
RSPCA 09705 555999
MISSING PETS BUREAU 08701 999000 or www.missingpetsbureau.com
Newly established Neighbourhood Petwatch -
Tel: 07407 40407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.catchat.org has information on rescue agencies for ALL species, not only cats
They also list associations which can give advice on the care of creatures such as hedgegogs and less common pets
Also www.doglost.co.uk has a nationwide service - solely for dogs.
EASTERLEIGH Animal Sanctuary 01253 789185
If the missing animal is a cat try CATSPAWS Sanctuary 01253 760007
CAT RESCUE 01253 720357 http://www.catrescuefylde.co.uk
If the missing animal is a dog contact the Council's Dog Warden Service Tel: 01253 478282 It is responsible for strays and the Police will have passed the dog to the warden to retain for seven days.
Also visit www.dogpages.org.uk this has links to sites around the UK
Other things to try:
Make up a poster with the animal's description and the day, time and location from where it went missing. Put this up round your local area. Rewards are sometimes not a good idea as local youths may pick up someone else's cat in the hope of getting a reward. If someone is going to help you they will probably do so regardless of a reward. Remember, less words on a poster usually stands out better.
Phone around local vets, they sometimes see cats which have been found, and will have a list of them.
Go out looking round your house, it is more than likely that your cat has got lost and is not too far away. Shout his/her name. Knock on neighbours' doors and ask if anyone has seen him/her. Take your house as the centre of a square, and remember, cats do not follow roads, they go up and over walls and fences, look in all directions.
The Gazette 01253 400888 will post an ad for a small charge
also local newsagents will display a postcard ad for a week for a small fee.
Try not to worry! 80% of lost cats return within one week.