Information and advice

Lost & found pet information

There are a number of things you can do when your pet goes missing:

  • If you have lost a dog, contact your local council and ask for the dog warden.
  • Log the details of your lost pet on our Lost an animal page.
  • Ask around your street or neighbourhood to see if anybody has seen your pet or may have been feeding it.
  • Post on Facebook or Twitter and ask people to share information about your missing pet.

You can also contact other rescues and vets to see if your cat has been handed in. If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip database to register that it is missing.

Found a Pet?

Our Branch of the RSPCA tries to help as many sick and injured animals as we can in the vast area of Norfolk and Suffolk that we cover. Unfortunately, our resources are limited and we cannot help all of the time.

If you have found a sick or injured animal, 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. There are a number of things you can do to find out if the cat has an owner:

  • Download and print a paper collar. These collars are easy to put on to a cat and ask the owner to contact you directly if the cat belongs to them.
  • Contact us with a photo and information about the animal
  • Take the cat to a vet so the cat can be scanned for a microchip.
  • Ask around the neighbourhood

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 and Suffolk 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.

Wildlife and other animals

If you have found a wild animal that appears to be sick or injured, contact the National RSPCA Helpline on 0300 1234 999 if they are not, you can try rescues for that specific species.

  • You can view all animals that have been reported lost to us on our Lost Pets page.
  • If you have found a young animal that appears to be orphaned, have a look at the National RSPCA website for advice and information.
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