Stray Dogs & Missing Cats
If you find a stray dog that does not have a collar with an ID tag, then you can take it to a local vet who will scan it to check whether it has as microchip.
If the dog is not microchipped, then you will need to contact the local council who will arrange for a dog warden to collect the dog from you and take it to a boarding kennels, while they try to locate the owner.
Dog Warden's for your area:
Banstead & Reigate - 01737 276000 Out of hours - 01512 212938
Elmbridge - 01372 474474 Out of hours - 01372 204500
Epsom & Ewell - 01372 73200 Out of hours - 01932 844213
Guildford - 01483 444765 Out of hours - 01483 572588 (Treetops)
Mole Valley - 01306 885001 Out of hours - 01372 376533
Runnymede - 03444 828 339 Out of hours - 03444 828 339
Spelthorne - 01784 451499 Out of hours - 03444 828 339
Surrey Heath - 01276 707100 Out of hours - 01276 707182
Tandridge - 03444 828 346 Out of hours - 03444 828 346
Waverley - 03444 828 346 Out of hours - 03444 828 346
Woking - 01483 755855 Out of hours - 01372 204525
Kingston - 020 8547 5002 Out of hours - 020 8547 5800
If your cat has gone missing, here is some advice on what to do...
- Contact local RSPCA branches and animal hospitals, we have a lost & found facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/groups/248023575619209/
- Check sheds, allotment buildings, barns, building sites, garages and attics.
- Put up posters (with your cat's photograph on) and deliver leaflets to houses in neighbouring streets.
- Put adverts or notices in local newsagents, shops, local pubs, community centres, church halls.
- Contact vet surgeries within a 20 mile radius of your home, as most of them will have a lost and found register.
- Call animal rescue organisations within a 50 mile radius.
- Write to local and free papers, enclosing a photograph of your cat.
How to reduce the chance of your cat going missing again
- Have your cat microchipped/make sure details are current and up to date
- Place a collar and tag on your cat