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What to do if your pet goes missing / if you find a stray

Follow our guide to reuniting lost pets and owners.

Who to contact if your dog goes missing:

  • The local authority (council) dog warden who covers the area where your dog went missing.
  • If your dog is microchipped, call Petlog on 0844 4633 999 (or whichever database has your chip details).
  • DogLost is volunteer run service which helps to advertise lost dogs. Call them on 0844 800 3220 or email with details of your dog and a photo to admin@doglost.co.uk
  • Animal Search UK is the leading search service for missing pets in Britain, specialising in helping to reunite owners with lost or stolen pets. Their website is free to use, provides local and nationwide coverage and lots including free help and advice for people who have lost or found a pet and are wondering what best to do. www.animalsearchuk.co.uk
  • Local rescue centres and pounds.
  • All local veterinary practices in the area.

What to do if you find a stray dog:

If you find a dog contact all of the above places to see if anyone have reported him as missing. Even if there is no obvious evidence of a microchip, you should take him to your local vet or warden to get scanned.

Having a microchip can make the process of reuniting you with your dog much quicker and simpler; it can also save on expensive stray fines as the dog can returned the same day.

Who to contact if your cat goes missing:

  • If your cat is microchipped, call Petlog on 0844 4633 999 (or whichever database has your chip details).
  • Local rescue centres.
  • All local veterinary practices in the area.

What to do if you find a stray cat:

It can be quite difficult to tell if you have a stray cat visiting your premises as cats by their very nature can often have large territories.

If a cat looks in poor condition or is nursing kittens outside it is probable that they are a stray. Call us for advice in this situation.