Advice: You have lost your pet

We recommend the following procedure for lost pets

  1. Search your cupboards, sheds and garages
  2. Search local areas that your pet may have been attracted to such as parks or building sites (where there may be mice or rats).
  3. Inform your local police and animal warden (via your local council) and register your pet lost with:
    • The RSPCA: 0300 1234 999
    • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: 020 7622 3626
    • Missing Pets Bureau: 08701 999 000 (24hr) / website
    • All local and emergency vets and charity clinics/rehoming organisations
  4. Make fliers to put through your neighbours’ doors (and those of homes that back onto your garden) asking everyone to look out for your pet in their sheds and garages.
  5. Make posters to place all around the area asking if anyone has seen your pet, perhaps offering a small reward.
  6. Make sure that a lost cat can get back into your house easily if he/she returns, via a cat-flap or safe window (that is burglar-proof).

Reducing the risk of losing a pet

We strongly recommend all pets are microchipped and neutered. Doing this will greatly increase the chance of being reunited with your pet if he/she gets lost.

Contact us

For emergencies (eg. to report cruelty or sick/injured animals), call: 0300 1234 999

(Please be aware that our branch is unable to assist with reports of animal neglect and abuse, the number above is for the National Control Centre.)

To contact the branch office for other enquiries, you can:

Our postal address is:

RSPCA Central, West & North East London
Box 145
2 Lansdowne Row
London W1J 6HL