Lost & Found Animals
If you have found a dog it is a legal requirement under The Environmental Act 1985, to contact your local Dog Warden, their telephone numbers can be found on your local council’s websites, below are some links and numbers you may find useful.
- Windsor & Maidenhead Dog Warden 03444 828346
- Bracknell Forest Dog Warden 01344 35 20 00
- Wokingham Dog Warden 01635 50 36 71
- Other areas http://www.animalwardens.co.uk/lost-found-dogs-search/all-dog-warden-phone-numbers
- Or visit your local authority website for more information
If you have lost a dog, there are several ways to hopefully track them down.
- Contact your local Dog warden
- If microchipped contact your microchip company
- Register for free on dogslost.co.uk
- Register on www.petslocated.com please note, there is a small charge for registering a lost animal on this site
- RSPCA East Berks Facebook pages, Animals Lost and Found in Berkshire, and any others, ask people to share and hopefully other dog walkers will be on the lookout. Nothing like the power of social media.
- Contact vets in the area, they also keep a list of animals in case members of the public bring them in.
If you have lost or found a cat
- Register for free on the National Missing Pet Register. This will enable you to produce posters to put up around where you live or where the cat went missing.
- Register on www.petslocated.com please note, there is a small charge for registering a lost animal on this site found animals are free.
- Ask your neighbours to look in their out buildings.
- RSPCA East Berks Facebook pages “Animals Lost and Found in Berkshire”
- Contact vets in the area.
- Go out calling when it’s quiet and LISTEN!
Finding the owner of a stray
If a stray cat is not feral the best thing to do is try and find its owner:
- Cats can roam over a wide area, so ask around to see if anyone knows who the cat belongs to.
- If you can safely transport the cat to a vet, you could have it scanned for a microchip.
- If this isn’t possible but you can get close enough to put a collar on it, then download our Paper cat collars. Take precautions when approaching the cat and fixing the collar.
Dead Domestic Animals
If you have found a dead domestic animal on your property please take to your local vets, they can scan for a microchip and contact the owner. If the animal is on public land please contact your local Environmental Health, they will collect but also have scanners to check for an owner.
If you have found a dead wildlife animal on public land please contact your local Environmental Health, they will collect, if it is on private property, it is the responsibility of the land owner to dispose appropriately.