Please contact us if you would like to advertise an animal as missing, or have information on any of the animals listed.

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:

  • Report the stray dog to the council.
  • Ring local vets and rescue centres.
  • If it’s safe, check whether the dog is wearing a tag, call the number and leave a message.
  • Ask local vets to scan them for a microchip.
  • Create a found poster and place around the local area
  • 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.

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.

If your animal is missing:

This is a deeply distressing experience, which will most likely raise anxiety levels.

Considerations on what to do include:

  • Place an advert on social media. In a day and age when people are connected to the internet for real time updates, placing an advert on social media offers maximum exposure over a local area where the animal may be. Consider Facebook and Twitter.
  • Contact us, so we can advertise the missing animal on our website. We may be able to make enquiries with our contacts to see if the animal has come to their attention.
  • 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
  • If the animal is a dog, contact your local council to see if the animal has been taken in with them Contact you council

We also recommend registering details on the following websites:

Missing Animals



A 13 year old cat called Princess, as pictured below, has been missing from the Rutland Ave/Hodges Mews HP12 area since Monday 13th Dec ’21.

She’s neutered but sadly not microchipped, we are told it’s out of character for her not to come home, and that her family miss her very much 🙏🏽

If you have any information about Princess’ whereabouts please contact Britta on 07464 712260


Bonnie escaped on Monday, 6th September 2021 from Buckingham Way in Flackwell Heath, HP10. She is a 3 year old female tabby cat who is spayed & microchipped. Unfortunately Bonnie is not familiar with the area but she is very friendly. She is much missed by her family. For any info that leads to Bonnie’s return there will be a reward!
She loves long grass, dense shrubs and trees and might also be in one of the roads nearby Buckingham Way. Please check under bushes, hedges, sheds, garages, outhouses etc.
Please help us to get her home!

If you see Bonnie please call RSPCA South Bucks on 07464 7122605,  thank you.



Betty May is a silver, fawn and lilac cat with shorter legs, she is currently missing. If you have any information about Betty’s whereabouts please call us on 07464 7122605,  thank you.