Lost and Found
If you have lost your cat, or have found a cat, please ring the Adoption Centre on 01904 760356. We keep a register of both cats that are missing, and cats that have been found. Please contact us for more information.
Advice for those who have lost their cat:
- Cats are well known for their curiosity and ability to find unlikely sleeping places, so check the following places: all rooms in the house, cupboards, boxes, household appliances (e.g. washing machines), vehicles and gardens.
- Ask neighbours to check in gardens, sheds and outbuildings.
- Contact your local animal welfare groups - RSPCA, PDSA, Cats Protection, Blue Cross - and your local veterinary practices to register the cat's details. The more information you can provide the better i.e. colour, distinctive markings / features, sex, age, temperament, whether the cat is neutered / microchipped / wearing a collar (if so, what colour is the collar and is there a tag?) and where the cat was lost.
- Make posters and flyers - if you have access to a computer and printer, a small photograph would be a real advantage, preferably colour. Also highlight any distinguishing features that your cat may have in order to make them easily identifiable.
- Leaflet every house in your street and the streets immediately surrounding yours.Also distribute to local shops, garages, noticeboards and post offices.
- Contact local schools, newspapers and even radio.
- Contact "Lost & Found" in Evening Press - free on Mondays. Check the lost & found sections in local newspapers.
- Call the council road cleaning department (York City Council Commercial Services, "Street Scene"), in case your cat has been run-over (they keep a record and now can scan for microchips). Ring General Enquiries York on 01904 625751, or 01904 553107.