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

2021-05-10T09:39:43+01:00

MISSING CAT: JOJO

Jojo is a family cat who has been missing since 11pm on Wednesday 5th May. He is microchipped and neutered.
He went missing from Desborough Street/ Shaftesbury street in high Wycombe.

If you have any information about Jojo’s whereabouts please call us on 07464 7122605

Thank you
2021-05-08T10:53:54+01:00

MISSING CAT: BALOO

BALOO is missing from the Downey area, if you have seen him or are able to help us locate him in any way please get in touch.

Please call our cat co-ordinator with any information you may have on 07464 712260

2021-04-29T19:18:44+01:00

MISSING CAT: FLUFFY

Missing from Dropmore/Baldwin/Almond Road BURNHAM SL1 since 22/04/21
She is quite small and skinny all black with a fluffy long fur tail and is missing fur on her belly and back legs.
SHE IS MICROCHIPPED AND NEUTERED
She is extremely nervous and has a very quiet meow so might not be heard. She can get into very small spaces and is very easily spooked.
Fluffy was taken in as a stray and therefore may seem feral to some, please call our cat co-ordinator with any information you may have on 07464 712260