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Help! We are lost and our owners are very worried! Please see if you recognise us...

Found Cats
We've been found... but not by our owners. Please check in case we belong to you.
Adoptable Cats
We are safe for now, but need a permanent home.. please can you provide one?
 How It  Works
 
1. If you wish to place an ad or contact an advertiser, please click register to open an account then follow these ten simple steps;

2. Click 'CREATE AN AD'

3. Select a MAIN CATEGORY e.g. Lost Cats

4. Specify the details of your advert:
� Advert length - how long you want your advert to run for - drop down menu
� Advert title - The name of the item you are selling
� Country you are based in - drop down menu
� Advert description - include as much information as possible about your item

5. Click 'SUBMIT'
 
6. Upload images if you want to. Select 'Choose file' and browse for the image on your computer. Please note the first image is free and each extra image is a 1.00. There will be a link to the full size image which will open in a pop-up window. Adding images, especially if they are pictures you have shot yourself, will help reunite your cat. You can submit up to 5 images.

7. Click 'ENTER IMAGE INFORMATION' and wait for the images to upload. The more images you want to upload, the longer it will take. It will also depend on your internet connection speed. Please be patient!

8. Click 'APPROVE' after checking through all the details of your advert.

9. Check the transaction summary, which will give you details of your account and your advert. If you want to select any of the extra option - i.e. featured advert (2.50) do so here.
Once done, click 'SUBMIT'.

10. You will then be able to see TRANSACTION TOTALS. If all is correct, click 'APPROVE TRANSACTION.' If you have selected paid options you will be taken to a secure paypal page where you can either pay with your paypal account, or securely online by credit or debit card. Be sure to select 'no postage required' on the paypal page.
 
 F. A. Q.
 
Q1. Do I need to be registered to post adverts?
      Yes! If you want to sell items on LostMyCat.org you will need to
register

Q2. Do I need to be registered to browse adverts?
      No! You can freely browse all the items for sale on the site without being registered.

Q3. Do I need to be registered to contact the advertiser of an item I am interested in?
      Yes! If you want to buy an item, you need to be
registered  before you can contact the advertiser.
 
Q5. How do I contact the ad poster about the cat they have lost or found on LostMyCat.org?
     To buy an item, simply click 'CONTACT ADVERTISER' on the advert of the cat you are interested int. You can then communicate directly with the advertiser.


Q6. Is it safe?
     Buying on LostMyCat.org is as safe as YOU make it. If you have found a cat do not part with it until you are convinced the correct owner is claiming it. If you have lost your cat, try to get as much information about your cat from the finder before collecting, and never meet anyone alone. Using LostMyCat.org is the same as using any other classified advert service - Use your common sense.
 
 
 Help to find your Lost Cat

Help! I've lost my cat! If you have lost your cat or kitten, of course it is very distressing, but remember that most return of their own accord, sometimes several days later. Many cats hide close to the home they know. 

There are quite a few things you can also do to help find your missing cat:- 

1 >> Home Search

  • Start straight away and make a thorough search of your home. Search each room individually. Look under & inside chairs and cupboards; make sure you don't miss any nooks or crannies.

2 >> Local Search

  • Next, check the trees, hedges and overgrown areas on and around your property for your lost cat. Also any shed, greenhouse or outbuildings you May have. Go door-to-door with a photo of your missing cat. Ask neighbours to kindly look in their outbuildings and alleyways. Walk your garden and local area; shake dry cat food or treats gently as you walk around whilst gently calling your lost cat. The best time to do this is very late at night when all is still. Note; children should not carry this local check out alone, it is advisable to have adult accompaniment, especially after dark.

Stop regularly and listen; give your lost cat a chance to answer your call. Stay in one area long enough for your pet to reach you if he or she is in the vicinity

3 >> Advertise!

Lost CatPlace a description and photo for your lost cat on the free www.Lostmycat.org UK website database - around 12 million households have access in the UK.

Also, place a lost cat ad in your local newspaper, and regularly check their found ads. Make leaflets stating where your cat was lost, your telephone number, with description and photo to post in local shops and Post Office, with a reward for it's return. Also stick these to lamp posts in the area. Call your local radio stations, some will announce your loss over the air.

4 >> Vets/ Animal Welfare/ Council

Call your local vet to find if your cat has been picked up or had an accident. Let the staff know your cat is missing, and leave your cat�s description and telephone number. Ring the local council�s Environmental Health Department. They will be able to tell you if a cat matching your description has been found killed on the road. If this call is sadly too difficult for you ask a friend or relative. Contact animal welfare organizations (see links below)

 

 

5 >> Scent, Food and Comfort Lure

  • Hang a well-used piece of your clothing/ shoes outside or near to your front and back door.  Also for a bed, a large box with some bedding. Place food and water nearby. Place a tray of soiled litter around the boundaries of your property, their scent could well help your lost cat find its way home. 

Don't give up! Cats have a wonderful ability to survive, and there are many cases of pets returning home after months or years away.

Found a Cat? Some Help

  • If the found cat is hungry, please feed it, and make water available, not milk. Make sure there is some shelter for it outside, which is dry. Take the found cat to a vet who will check for a microchip ~ for details of vets in your area go to: www.vetlist.co.uk phone the RSPCA helpline 0870 5555 999 to register the cat's details, as they match up lost & found cats. 

  • Place a description - a photo is up to you- for your found cat on the free  www.Lostmycat.org UK website database - around 12 million households have access in the UK. Do not to give a completely full description of the found cat; the reason is if someone contacts you saying the cat belongs to them, you can check those extra details with them to know if they are the genuine owners.

Please ensure any person contacting you as the owner of the found cat provides some proof of ownership e.g. their own photograph or detailed description of marking etc. before releasing the cat to them. They May just want a free pet.

Check the lost & found notices in your local paper make up a small notice saying 'Cat Found' with a description, which can be displayed in local newsagents, shops etc.

Hints for Your Safety

 

 

Of course the vast majority of people in the UK are helpful and honest, however we all know there are a few who are not. Therefore for your own safety and to avoid being ripped off, here are some hints from Lostmycat.org

 

Do not

  • Don't collect your "found" cat contact alone. Take a friend.

  • Don't invite to meet the person at your home unless you happen to know them well.

  • Don't look for your lost cat or kitten alone on foot. Again Take a friend with you.

  • Don't disclose identifying information you have withheld about your lost cat. Never give out all of the identifying features of your lost cat. If the person who found your missing cat or kitten cannot describe it fully, they can�t have found it!

Do

  • Do arrange to meet any 'finder' in a public place.

  • Do watch out far a scam. For example a person could contact you saying he picked up your lost cat on his way home so is out of town now. He read your advertisement, and says he will return your cat if you will pay to ship it home. This person most likely does not have your pet, and is probably trying to obtain reward by deception.

 

For the future - If you haven't already!

  • If your cat goes outside, make sure they wear a collar with an identity disc showing your name and telephone number.

  • Consider having the cat neutered, this does help to prevent wandering.

  • You could also consider a microchip, which can be injected by a vet under the skin of your cat's neck.

Don't forget to use www.Lostmycat.org ; around half the UK population now has access to the internet!