Lost and found pets
We know how distressing it is when a pet goes missing. Here’s how you can help find your pet or what to do if you find a stray pet or wild animal.
Lost your pet?
The RSPCA and a number of animal charities now use a national reunification database and the website www.petslocated.com. We upload details of all stray animals brought in to our surgery on this site. We would recommend that you register your missing pet’s details with this site.
However, you may still wish to contact neighbouring vets and charities to check with them too. Please download our Lost pet contact sheet which gives a list of contact details to aid you in your search.
In addition social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, is a great way to spread the word. You can also put up posters in your neighbourhood. Remember to inform your microchip company and ensure your contact details are up to date.
Found a pet or other animal?
If you find an injured household pet, please call one of our surgeries to arrange for the animal to be assessed by us.
If you have found a stray uninjured dog, please contact the Dog Warden on 01278 453210 or out of hours on 0800 917 6520.
If you find a stray uninjured cat, please arrange an appointment with one of our nurses to assess the cat.
If you find an injured or sick wild animal, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 or one of our surgeries. If the animal is not injured or sick leave it well alone, but if you are worried for the animals safety then contact the RSPCA.
From 6 April 2016 it will be compulsory to have your dog microchipped. This new law aims to reduce the number of strays and will reunite owners with their lost pets quickly. Click here for more information.