What to do if your cat goes missing

All pet owners soon get to know their animal’s natural habits. So when they don’t come home near the expected times the warning signs go up. If your cat does go missing you should telephone all the agencies listed below. You should also put notices/flyers around your own area, notifying people that he/she is missing, and a description of the cat they need to look out for. You need to ask people to check their garages and sheds, most will do so if asked, but few will think to look themselves.

Your cat needs to be able to get back into the house if he/she comes back at night or when you are away from the house. A cat flap is obviously the best way of providing access for your cat at all times.

It is worth considering having your pet microchipped.  This the safest and most reliable way of identification, it will also help to reunite you with your furry friend.

If on the other hand you have FOUND a cat/kittens please contact the agencies below – one of the Rescue Centres can send you a paper collar which will help trace the owner if they live in the area where the cat has been found

The agencies you should contact are as follows:

Feline Welfare 01983 521 778         Anytime
Cats Protection 03000 120 251  11-4pm – closed Tuesdays
RSPCA Godshill 01983 840 287       10-4pm -closed Mondays
Nine Lives Cat Rescue 01983 852 228         Anytime


All Veterinary Surgeries:

Green, Robert & Butler 01983 522 822
Medina Veterinary Group 01983 883 955
Pet Doctors Animal Hospital 01983 522 804

Mobile Vet                          01983 212999

Island Vet Care                   01983 214747


Island Roads:  822440  –  Any animals sadly killed on the road will be collected by this company and kept for at least 14 days


Local Newspaper – Livestock and Pets Section/ Lost and Found:

Isle of Wight County Press 01983 526 741


Local Radio:

Isle of Wight Radio 01983 822 557


Internet – Wightbay – ‘Cats & Kittens’ and ‘Lost and Found’ sections

If  you are resident on the mainland you will have the same contacts relevant to your area.

Facebook Lost Pets IW

You can access this site if you are registered with Facebook

Also on your own Facebook Page encouraging ‘friends’ to share your post – photos are always a great help in tracing your much loved pet

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