West Hatch Animal Centre

Lost and Found Pets

Lost and found pets

There are lots of websites for lost and found pets. The RSPCA currently works with Pets Located.

Pets Located is a online resource designed to reunite missing pets with their owners. They match lost dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes/reptiles (or any other lost pet) with animals which have been registered on the site as 'found' and e-mails owners as soon as a potential match is made. They cover the whole of the UK. 

Here are some tips to help you find your pet:

  • Ask neighbours to check their sheds and garages, just in case your pet has  managed to get locked in somewhere.
  • Put up lost pet posters in your area in all public places and noticeboards. Use a photo if you have one and include a telephone number.
  • Do a door-to-door leaflet drop in your local area.
  • Phone local vets – an injured or ill animal may have been handed in to a veterinary surgery.
  • Contact your local newspaper – most local papers have a lost and found pet column.
  • Phone the local council to see if they have any record of your pet being found.

We recommend that you microchip your pet so that if it is found, it can be safely reunited with you as quickly as possible.


Stray Dogs

Stray dogs are the responsibility of your local council and not the RSPCA.

Please contact your local council dog warden:

  • West Somerset dog warden: 01643 70 37 04 
  • Taunton Deane dog warden: 01823 35 65 50 
  • Sedgemoor dog warden: 0845 408 25 46 
  • Mendip dog warden: 01749 64 89 99 
  • South Somerset dog warden: 01935 46 24 62


Stray Cats

Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to take in healthy strays but you can help a stray cat by following this ‘How to help a stray’ guide.

If you have concerns about a sick or injured stray cat please call our 24 hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or alternatively report it online.