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Lost Cats
To report your cat missing please call 01227 266838. You will be asked to provide the following information.

  • Short or long hair
  • Colour
  • Moggie or pedigree
  • Any distinguishing marks
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Name of cat
  • Neutered
  • Micro-chipped (please inform your microchip company that your cat is missing.  This will help vets and rescues)
  • Collar with details of colour
  • Anything that is visually unique about your cat
  • Where lost
  • Date last seen
  • Your name, address, telephone number (land line preferred)
  • Attach photograph if possible (jpeg please)

Download the Cats Protection "LOST YOUR CAT ADVICE SHEET" here. Well worth a read.

When you phone in to report a lost cat, the details will be taken as above. These details are collated and sent out to vets, animal shelters and all the CP organisers in the area.  In addition, owners are often appreciative of someone to talk to, and as most cats are eventually re-united with their owners this can be reassuring.  The branch Lost & Found Officer will contact you, and we will be able to help with advertising. This one call saves you a lot of time and trouble as you will not need to ring round. We also keep a database of lost and found cats, so if one turns up we may be able to match it.

You can download a "MISSING CAT" template poster here.

Found Cats
If you find a cat, please ring 01227 266838.  We can advertise the cat as above, and we may be able to take it into care.  Please note that this may not always be possible, because room is very restricted. Numbers of other rescues are given below.  If we cannot help, they may be able to.

Local Cat Rescue Telephone Numbers
  • Bredhurst Main CP Adoption Centre 01634 232471 this is the main CP Shelter in the Kent area and has its own L & F web based listing
  • Folkestone CP CLICK HERE
  • Swale CP 0845 3712755
  • RSPCA Canterbury & Dover branch  01227 719113
  • Canterbury Cat Society 01227 464897 (small charity, not first call!)
  • Lord Whisky Sanctuary 01303 862622
  • Rhodes Minnis Sanctuary 01303 862243
  • Happy Endings (ME13 area) 01795 530371
  • CP HQ main enquiries line 03000 121212
  • Persian Welfare & Rescue (Kent) 01634 712723
  • Siamese Welfare and Rescue (Kent) 01277 622734
  • Make use of our facebook page.

Local Lost & Found registers as well as some very useful advice on what to do if you cat goes missing, can be found on the catchat website.Specific Lost & Found Registers held by other rescues can be found under the Kent listings.

Larger National Lost & Found registers
  • Petlog, to report a missing, microchipped cat: 0870 6066 751
  • National RSPCA Helpline: 0300 1234 999
  • Missing Pets Bureau: 0800 0195 123
  • Pet Search UK: 0121 743 4133
  • Animal Search UK: 01432 266900 (free advice & templates to make your own posters)
How to minimize the chance of you cat becoming lost
Losing a cat can cause great heartache and these two actions can reduce this;

Make sure your cat is neutered - If not they will roam and entire males are much more likely to be injured due totraffic incidents. Neutering reduces fighting, more kittens and reduces the risk they may contract fatal diseases such as FIV. See our page on neutering; CP can help with the cost of neutering if you are on low income.

Get your cat microchipped - This means instant identification if it is found and unlike a collar it cannot fall off. Remember to keep the address up to date if you move.

Sadly some cats succumb to the road and are killed via road traffic accidents. We are working in conjunction with Canterbury City Council and Serco to collate any information about animals involved in RTAs. Since 8 April 2009 the City Council has purchased microchip scanners so animals are routinely scanned for chips. It does not help with the loss of a dearly loved cat (or any other animal) but at least it will give you peace of mind and closure.