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​What Should You Do With a Lost Cat?

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Increase the chances of cats being returned to their homes by knowing what you should do if you find a lost cat. The Cats Protection have shared some useful information through a new campaign, hoping to reduce the numbers of cats that leave home and never return.

5 Steps to Take When You Find a Lost Cat

  • 1.The first step is to try to determine whether the cat is feral or a stray. The easiest way of doing this is visiting the Cats Protection website and using the Stray or Feral tool. The tools is quick and simple to use.
  • 2.Ask your nearby neighbours if anyone has lost a cat and don’t forget to use social media too. Post a photo on Facebook and Twitter and check local community groups. Many people turn to social media when their pets go missing. It’s also a fantastic way of spreading the word.
  • 3.Walk around the local neighbourhood and drive around the town looking for lost cat posters. Check any listings in the news paper and notice boards in public places.
  • 4.Contact the RSPCA if the cat appears to be injured or sick.
  • 5.If the cat you’ve found appears to be a stray the next steps to take it to the vets or a nearby Cats Protection centre. There the cat will be checked to see if it has a microchip. If the cat is microchipped and the details are up to date the cat will be reunited with the owner.

Microchipping helps to reunite lost cats with their owners. Be sure to get your cat chipped this National Microchipping Month and update any details that have changed. Even cats contained with cat fencing should be microchipped for their safety and your peace of mind.  

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