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Lost Animals

Losing a much loved pet is a very traumatic and heartbreaking experience. If you are unfortunate enough to be in this situation, we hope the following contact list of people and organisations will help you get reunited with your pet.

If you have lost your dog, we recommend you contact the following;

  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Local Dog Warden (employed by the local council)
  • Local Police
  • Your microchip company so they can flag your pet as missing
  • RSPCA – Lost and Found Register via the National Cruelty and Advice Line Tel; 0300 1234 999
  • RSPCA Balham and Tooting Branch - Contacts
  • Other local animal rescue centres
  • Your local vets
  • Neighbours, postman, milkman etc
  • Local shops and clubs (put flyers on noticeboards)
  • Petsearch UK – Petsearch UK
  • National Pet Register – Missing Pets Register
  • Dogs Trust – Dogs Trust
  • Animal Search -  Animal Search UK

If you have lost your cat, we recommend you contact the following;

  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Your microchip company so they can flag your pet as missing
  • RSPCA – Lost and Found Register via the National Cruelty and Advice Line Tel; 0300 1234 999
  • RSPCA Balham and Tooting Branch - Contacts
  • Other local animal rescue centres
  • Your local vets
  • Neighbours, postman, milkman etc
  • Local shops and clubs (put flyers on noticeboards)
  • Cat Chat – Cat Chat
  • Cats Protection – Cats Protection
  • Petsearch UK – Petsearch UK
  • National Pet Register – Missing Pets Register
  • Animal Search – Animal Search UK

Found Animals

If you have found an animal, please read the following:

Is it a healthy animal that you believe may have an owner? Try the above contacts.

Is it a sick or injured animal? -  Ring the RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice Line on 0300 1234 999.

Is it healthy stray animal? See below

If you have found a stray dog:

  • Please contact your local council.

 

If you have found a stray cat, we recommend you;

  • Try to ascertain if the cat is definitely a stray by checking with neighbours or asking your local vet / RSPCA to scan the animal for a microchip.
  • If the cat will let you approach it then you could also fit a paper collar with a note asking the owner to contact you. See the example at the following link: PAPER CAT COLLAR
  • If you cannot catch the cat please ring the RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice line on 0300 1234 999.

If you have found a rabbit, ferret or other small furry animal

  • Contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

If the owner cannot be traced and you cannot provide a safe loving home yourself, then contact the following:

  • The RSPCA on 0300 1234 999
  • RSPCA Balham and Tooting Branch
  • Local animal charities
  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
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