What to do if your pet goes missing
If you have lost a pet cat or dog the quickest and most effective way to recover it is to take prompt action.
These actions include, but may not be limited, to the following:-
Leaflet ALL the houses around the block.
Do NOT rely on the odd poster fixed to a tree or lamp post.
The leaflet should, if possible, include a photograph, a full description of your pet, i.e. age, sex, whether neutered, colour of collar if worn, and if it has been microchipped.
It should also ask residents to check garages and out buildings in case it has accidentally been locked in. If you get no response, continue leafleting in ever increasing circles.
Check and register your loss with;
- Local vets
- Local Authority Animal Wardens
- Local animal welfare and rescue organisations
If you have registered a lost pet with us please advise us of any developments. Lost pet notices will be removed from these pages if we have not heard from you for six months. Found a lost or stray pet? If you have found a lost or stray pet it may have been reported to local vets, rescue organisations and the Local Authority animal warden.
To find out if an animal has been micro-chipped it can be taken the nearest vet who will scan it free of charge.
Loki, 8 year Maine Coon, went missing from Clowser Close, SM1 4TP, late on Saturday 2nd May. He is neutered and micro-chipped.
Cha Cha has been missing since Monday from Salcot Crescent, New Addington. She never normally goes out, only in the garden for a few minutes, but she escaped through the front door and hasn't been seen since. She is a nervous cat and may hide and get locked in somewhere.