Lost or Found
If you have lost or found a pet of any species, please report them to
Stray animals rescued or taken in by the RSPCA are now logged at the above site.
Inspectors, animal centres and branches like us are using the service which covers the whole of the UK. If your pet has been found by the RSPCA, their details will be added onto petslocated.
NB: We no longer take lost or found reports here at the Nottingham and Notts Branch but still have access to former reports and will act on them should matches arise.
If the animal you have found is sick or injured, for dogs contact your local authority dog warden, for all other species and advice ring 0300 1234 999.
You may find the following information useful.
Lost a dog?
If you have lost a dog, you need to contact your local authority Dog Warden and as many local vets as possible. We also urge you to advertise your missing dog throughout the vicinity you live in with posters and a leaflet drop.
It is a legal requirement for dogs to wear a collar and tag when out in public and from the 6th April 2016 it is a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped.
Found a dog?
As above, contact your local authority Dog Warden immediately as they are responsible for stray dogs. We also urge you to advertise the dog as much as possible through posters, a found poster is available to down load to print below. You can advertise a found animal in the Nottingham Post too.
Telephone numbers and links
Nottingham City Council Dog Warden - 0115 8761166
Gedling Borough Council Dog Warden - 0115 9013972
Broxtowe Borough Council Dog Warden - 0115 9177777
Rushcliffe Borough Council Dog Warden - 0115 9148734
Erewash Borough Council Dog Warden - 0115 9072244
Ashfield District Council Dog Warden - 01623 450000
Mansfield District Council Dog Warden - 01623 463189
Newark and Sherwood District Council Dog Warden - 01636 655571
If you have lost a cat, please advertise your pet missing as much as possible locally and on petslocated. It is essential that people in your vicinity know your cat is missing. Cover a wide area and ask people to check sheds or garages in case they have been trapped. Also contact a circle of vets and contact other charities. We advise you to put up posters and also leaflet your area as cats are often thougt to be strays and been fed by well meaning people when they are in fact owned. There are several local lost & found sites on facebook which are worth posting to also.
Found a cat?
If you have found a cat, there are several procedures you need to go through.
By nature, cats are extremely inquisitive and aren’t particularly faithful to their owners. If you have been feeding a cat then you are taking responsibility for all its welfare needs, particularly if you have been doing this over weeks or months.
Posters & Collars
It is essential that you advertise the animal as much as possible locally, years of experience has shown us most ‘stray’ cats do, in fact, have a home or at least someone caring for them. You can download and print paper collars and found posters via the link below.
If you do not have access to a printer, a clearly written home made poster will do just as well. To make a paper collar cut a strip of paper (approx. 1.5cm) off the long length of a sheet of A4. Write on it ‘Does this cat have a home?’ and your phone number then cover the length in sellotape leaving a 2cm gap sellotape free. This means if the cat gets caught on anything the collar will tear free.
We advise you use the collar over a 3 day period and URGE YOU TO TAKE ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS WHEN APPROACHING THE CAT AND FIXING THE COLLAR. Only do so if the cat is friendly, do not risk being bitten. If the cat is not approachable, it may be feral or semi-feral and therefore capable of sustaining its own lifestyle with the minimum of human intervention.
Telephone numbers and contacts:
RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter -0115 8550222
Cats Protection - 0115 9386557
Catchat - Animal directory
PDSA - 0115 9785787
Animal Rescue Directory - All species directory
Nottingham Post - 0115 9482482
Lost or found a small pet?
If you have lost a small pet, anything that isn't a cat or dog, please advertise them as much as possible locally and contact local vets. Also, search online for species specific rescues in Nottingham.