Lost and Found

All Lost and Found animals are listed below, if you have lost an animal and would like to post on this page please contact us at: lostandfound@rspca-southbucks.org.uk – further advice and contact numbers are also listed here:

In the event of finding a stray or reporting a lost dog

Lost, found and stray dogs:

If you’ve lost your dog, or found a lost dog, follow our advice to help reunite pets with their owners.

Top tips to help find your lost dog:

  1. Your dog’s microchip – phone the database they’re registered with and report them as missing.
  2. Contact your local dog warden.
  3. Notify your local vets, animal hospitals and rehoming centres.
  4. Register your dog on missing pet websites. We refer the public to Pets Located, exclusively used by our inspectors, but you can find other similar websites through search engines.

Stray dogs and found dogs

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough resources to pick up healthy strays. However, if you’ve found a sick or injured stray, please report them to us.

Your local authority must provide a dog warden service. Find more information on your local council’s website.

If you’ve found a healthy looking dog:

  1.  Report the stray dog to the council.
  2. Ring local vets and rescue centres.
  3. If it’s safe, check whether the dog is wearing a tag, call the number and leave a message.
  4. Ask local vets to scan them for a microchip.
  5. Create a found poster and place around the local area
  6. Check listings and add details on missing pet websites. We refer the public to Pets Located, exclusively used by our inspectors, but you can find other similar websites through search engines.

If you decide to take the dog home while you wait for the warden to arrive, please be aware that lost dogs may be scared and distressed – read our dog care advice and our behaviour guide to help keep the dog and your family happy and safe.

Don’t forget that a lost dog could be scared. If you’re unsure about their behaviour, please don’t approach and wait for the dog warden to arrive.

By law, you can’t keep a stray dog. If you want to rehome the dog, leave your details with the warden. Why not read our pet care advice if you’re considering pet adoption.

Keeping your dog safe

By law, your dog should be microchipped, wear a collar and tag with your name and contact details. This will help you find your dog if they go missing.

In the event of finding a stray or reporting a missing cat

In the event of finding a stray cat:

Should the cat be sick, injured or distressed, please contact the RSPCA Helpline on 0300 1234 999

If a stray cat is not feral, the best thing to do is to try to find it’s owner.

Cats roam over a wide area, so ask around to see if anyone knows who it belongs to. If you can safely transport the cat to a vet, you could have it scanned for a microchip. This is a free service. If this isn’t possible and you can get close enough to the cat to put a collar on it, then download our paper collars.

Take care when approaching the cat and fixing the collar as it may be frightened.

You can also download and print a FOUND poster and Lost and Found Contact List.

We also recommend you visit Pets Located, an online resource that reunites owners with their pets.

You could share details on local social media sites but ensure you have proof of ownership before you reunite the pet.

If your cat is missing:

There is a Lost & Found Register kept for Cats, please call RSPCA South Bucks on 01628 621425 and contact Cats Protection via their website www.buckscats.org.uk If you have lost or found a pet in the South Bucks area, you can list it on this website by emailing us: cat-lostandfound@rspca-southbucks.org.uk

You can list your lost Pet at AnimalSearchUK.co.uk or call them on 01432 266 900

We also recommend registering details on the following websites:

  • Pets Reunited www.petsreunited.com
  • Pets Located www.petslocated.com
  • Animal Search UK www.animalsearchuk.co.uk
  • National Pet Register www.nationalpetregister.org
  • Cat Aware www.CatAware.co.uk
  • Keepsafe www.keepsafe.co.uk
  • PetLog www.petlog.org.uk
  • Contact your microchip company so they can flag your pet as missing
  • Contact your local vets and place a missing poster in their practice
  • Advise neighbours near and far,  post flyers through letterboxes and ask them to check their outbuildings, advise your postman, milkman, delivery drivers etc
  • Contact local animal rescue centres and charities, Blue Cross, Cats Protection, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue etc
  • Put posters up and distribute leaflets in your local area – this really does help !
  • Place your cat’s litter tray outside the back door and hang out their bed and blankets and an article of unwashed clothing also spread the contents of your hoover bag around your garden as they may pick up the scent from far away
  • Put posts on local social media sites, Facebook, Twitter etc
  • Place an ad on local community forums such as Next-door www.nextdoor.co.uk
  • Contact the cleansing department of your local council as your pet could have been involved in a RTA