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 their owner.
Please note upon calling the dog warden you must make sure the dog is safely on a lead/contained as the dog warden will only attend if the stray dog is being kept securely.
Dog Warden's for your area:
Banstead & Reigate -
Office Hours - 01737 276000
Out of hours - 01512 212938
Telephone - 01372 474474
Epsom & Ewell -
Telephone - 01372 73200
Telephone - 07769972813 - Dogbusters (24/7)
Website - https://www.guildford.gov.uk/dogwarden
Mole Valley -
Office hours - 01306 885001
Out of hours - 01372 376533
Telephone - 01932 425718
Surrey Heath -
Tandridge District Council
Office hours - 01306 879167
Out of hours - 01883 722000
Waverley BC -
Telephone - 03444 828 346 (24/7)
Woking BC -
Office hours - 01483 755855
Out of hours - 01372 204525
Office hours - 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