Lost & Found Pet Information

 

Lost Cats Information  

  • Check out our Found Pets page and see if your cat has been reported found.
  • Log the details of your lost cat on our Lost Your Pet? page.
  • Ask around your street or neighbourhood to see if anybody has seen your cat or may have been feeding it.
  • Put up posters to advertise your lost cat. You can make one by clicking here.
  • Contact this branch if you live in the area we cover as we are only able to take in animals found in our area.

  • Contact other rescues, your local council, (see contacts on right), and vets to see if your cat has been handed in. 
  • List your cat on lost and found websites such as Animal Search UK, National Pet Register or Pets Located. (Some are free and some charge). We also check these sites when an animal has been handed in to us.
  • There are also several Facebook groups dedicated to the listing of lost and found pets in Norwich and Norfolk.
  • If your cat is microchipped, contact the microchip database to register that it is missing. This will usually be Petlog. There are several other databases, but Petlog can usually refer you to the appropriate one.
 
Lost Dogs Information 
 
Stray dogs are the responsibility of your local council and not the RSPCA.  If you have lost your dog, please contact the council for the area it was lost in.  The telephone numbers for the different councils in Norfolk can be found here.
 

You can also follow all of the above advice provided for lost cats if you have lost your dog.

 

Information on Other Pets  

Our branch currently only rehomes cats and dogs.  If you have lost an animal that is not a cat or dog it is unlikely that we will have it our care, however you can still log its details on our Lost Your Pet? page, or contact us and we will add their details onto our database. 

Contact local vets and any rescue centres who deal with the type of animal that you have lost.

 

Found a Pet?  

Our branch of the RSPCA tries to help as many sick and injured stray cats as we can in the vast area of Norfolk that we cover. Unfortunately, our funds and spaces in our cattery are limited and we cannot help all of the time. We are unable to take in stray cats that are healthy, as we must prioritise those most in need of help.

If you have found a sick or injured stray cat, please take it to your closest veterinary practice if possible, or call the National RSPCA Helpline on 0300 1234 999.

If you have found a cat that is healthy and appears tame, (i.e. not feral and allows you to touch it), there is a high chance that it belongs to somebody. Please try all of the measures below before contacting us or other rescue centres to report the cat as stray:

  • Check our list of Lost Pets to see if it has been reported lost - and you will be able to contact the owner directly.
  • Add the details of the found animal to our Found an Animal? page.
  • Ask around your street or neighbourhood to see if anybody owns the cat or knows who it may belong to.
  • Put up posters to advertise the cat you have found. You can make one by clicking here.
  • List the cat on our database and other lost and found websites such as Animal Search UK, National Pet Register or Pets Located.
  • There are also several Facebook groups dedicated to the listing of lost and found pets in Norwich and Norfolk.
  • If the cat is approachable, you can place a strip of paper around its neck to make a collar. Write your telephone number on it and secure it with tape. It may be helpful to wrap tape around the whole strip to protect it from getting wet. Make sure it is not too tight - you must be able to get two fingers underneath. The idea is that if the cat is owned, the owner will see the collar and get in touch to let you know.
  • If you are able to safely handle the cat, you can take it to a veterinary surgery to be scanned to see if it has a microchip. You will not be charged for this.
  • If no owner has come forward once a reasonable amount of time has passed, (usually 7 days), you are able to keep the cat if you so wish.
  • If you are unable to keep the cat yousrelf, you will need to try to find it a space at a rescue centre.
Please note that if the cat appears healthy, you are strongly advised not to feed it. This gives the best chance of it returning to its home.
 

Found Dogs  

Stray dogs are the responsibility of your local council and not the RSPCA.  If you have found a dog, please contact the council for the area you found it in. The telephone numbers for the different councils in Norfolk can be found here.

If the council are unable to attend immediately, you can take the dog to a veterinary practice to be checked for a microchip.  You will not be charged for this.

 

Other found animals

  • Contact the National RSPCA Helpline on 0300 1234 999 if they are sick or injured.  If they are not, you can try rescues for that specific species.  There are some rescues for rabbits, ferrets, birds etc and can be found online or in the yellow pages here.
  • You can view all animals that have been reported lost to us on our Lost Pets page.
  • You can log the details of the animal that you have found on our Found an Animal? page.

 

 

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