Thursday, 12 November 2015

Lost cat – what to do if your cat goes missing

If your cat hasn’t come home, don’t panic! Cats will often go ‘missing’ only to arrive home later that evening – or in some cases months later – as though nothing has happened!

Follow the advice in this guide:

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Thoroughly check every nook and cranny of your house and any outdoor buildings such as garages and sheds. Let your neighbours know and ask them to do the same.

Create flyers and posters including a good description of your cat, the gender, age, colour, eye colour and any distinguishing features they may have. Include a photo and a phone number. Distribute them around the local area. You can download a free template at:

Post details of your missing cat on cat-related social media pages and groups too, like the national Cats Protection Facebook page. Pages relevant to your area are even better as locals can keep their eyes peeled. Post photos on your own social media profiles too to notify all your friends.

Contact local vets – all practices in the area, not just your own.

If your cat is microchipped, inform Petlog and they will automatically send out an alert to animal professionals (who have signed up for the service) within a 30 mile radius of where your cat went missing.

Check local rescues to see if your cat has been handed in. Find your local Cats Protection’s contact details by entering your postcode at

Keep your cat safe. Ensure they’re vaccinated, neutered and microchipped to protect them if they do wander away from home.

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  1. my rosie been missing sins January 22 20015 from overtonroad Kirkcaldy fife I have look ever where on mssing cats like facebook and other missing cat site no luck finding rosie

  2. Hi :-) can any fellow cat lovers spare a quick 2 seconds to sign my petition fighting for our kitties rights? thanks x

  3. My cat Bella is missing. She has never spent a night out in 8 years
    We looked tonight and found her less than half a mile away much less but she is very timid by nature and ran from garden to garden. We are in Blisworth she is a small chocolate brown cat with s white spot on her chest and a saggy tummy. Oh and she runs way quicker that I. She is spaed and chipped we posted on local village face book and I have left scent trailed back home but I'm heart broken can't eat can't sleep but in this heat who can. I have even scattered a bit of her used litter hoping she will pick up a scent when shbfeel brave enough to come out. She may be a timid house or garden cat but I love my cat she is the second daughter I never had and my heart is in my mouth and I feel sickvlk with worry for her.. trouble is we know roughly where she is this is really breaking my heart. She is no old at 8bl well rang chip company and local vets I feel his lost without her in really
    My number is Keith 07970 791810 or 01604 881234. I work fobr then NHS can't get out yo search toll evening but my wife might .. I am so heart.broken she is like the second daughter I never hand. I feek sick ant hemp aprecated thank you x

  4. Hello. I'm looking for Ryuk. He is a tabby male with spots and strips markings. He has a torn left ear. He went missing on the 8th of October this year. Can you please check your sheds and out buildings. Thank you

  5. My cat molly went missing on the 18th October this year she is a tabby cat but as a very distinctive ginger stripe from her head right over her nose. She went missing from marton middlesbrough

  6. My cat molly went missing on the 18th October this year. She is a tabby cat but as a very distinctive ginger stripe from her head and over her nose. She went missing from marton middlesbrough

    (microchip must match Petlog record)

    Tips has now been missing for 2 weeks.
    Please contact 07799 842662 with any information.

    He lives on Blakeman Way on the Waitrose estate in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
    Please could you help us by helping us look for him? Once he’s found we’ll take the posters down so until then, could you keep looking with us? He went missing on Monday 5th November at 6 am. He has green eyes, a little bit of white fur under his chin and a bit on his back right paw. He is microchipped and neutered and was wearing a black collar with a black ball magnet and a shiny silver round tag with a turquoise paw print on with this phone number on the back.
    Your help is really appreciated. Thank you

  8. Looking for my cat bugsy missing from 80 edgehill rd moreton ch46 6aw since 23rd december black and white neutered not chipped . Has a white tip to his tail he is fluffy . REWARD if found safe and well x

  9. Monty is my 14 year old female cat. She is all white & has one green eye & one blue. She has a bald patch just below her chin. She is large. She is neutered & chipped. She was lost 16th Jan 19 in the MK13 7RA post code. I'm devastated & so desperately worried as she is deaf.

  10. Ginger and white female cat about 9 Years-old Girl gone missing Friday 4/10/2019 from a loving family and is very well missed bd4 0ag holmewood if any info can u get in please

  11. Missing 5 month old bonde/ginger kitten. Got out this morning great sutton area near the wirral 100 pub.
    He has a purple collar, brown eyes and only small. No chip s he wasnt suppose to go out yet. Family miss him dearly.
    Joanne perryman 07872673238

  12. Hello my 10 year old female semi longed haired tabby cat has gone missing on Saturday 5th October from Shortbrook Croft, Westfield, Sheffield 20. She is spayed and microchipped but doesn't wear a collar. I am extremely worried as she never goes further than my from garden. Any information at all, please call Sally 07915248440.

  13. Chai went missing , when I was cat sitting for my daughter. Lost from Winton road, Reading, and doesn't know the area. White cat with brown patches. Has a distinct small light brown patch on his chin. If seen, please call Elaine on 07783933082.

  14. Amber, our short hair tortoiseshell with green eyes has been missing since the 23rd Jan.From Bridgend South Wales. She went out at 11pm and never returned.She's 10 years old and never spent the night out. We've done everything suggested. I'm so worried. If anyone has seen her please call. 07738349819
    Thank you.

  15. Looking for my semi long haired, ginger and white boy xx
    He went missing from the Conon Bridge Area around the 10th March xx
    I'm devistated xx

  16. Looking for my 1 year old male tabby and white cat, he has a white chin, chest and toes. Chipped and neutered. Very shy. Missing from Tuebrook, Liverpool L13.

  17. Monty, stripped cat predominantly grey, with some black and some white, from West London, Hammersmith is missing. Very shy at 1st but very friendly. Missing him desperately , if found, 07794274452

  18. My cat escaped her carrier at the vets over 9 weeks wantage I have had several sightings of her but even though we went right away I have not seen her since, I'm devastated and she now hasn't been seen for over 3 weeks I've advertised on social media and pets reunited she is a dark calico very pretty and quite nervous contact number if spotted or found is 07401275862 she is microchipped