Lost & Found Pets

It is very distressing when a pet goes missing, however it is important to cover all the bases to make sure they have the best chance of getting  home safely.

 

If you have lost a pet…

  • If your pet is microchipped, ring the chip company and make sure all your contact details are correct and to notify them that your pet is missing. For our microchips- call Petlog on 08444 633 999, website-  www.petlog.org.uk
  • To check our list of reported lost and found pets, telephone our main Solihull Surgery on 0121 705 3044, for our most recent information.
  • Contact Pet Search, a local reunification charity which keeps a record of lost and found pets, on 0121 704 4377
  • If it is a dog, contact your local dog warden; stray dogs are the local council’s responsibility and they have a collection service for stray dogs so it is best to check they haven’t picked up your dog or leave them with your dog’s details in case they do.
    •  For Solihull: Tel. 0121 704 8000, or go to their website for on-line reporting www.solihull.gov.uk/environment/straydogs.htm
    • For Birmingham: Tel. 0121 303 6007, or go to their website for on line reporting www.birmingham.gov.uk/straydogs
    • Contact local animal sanctuaries and shelters to make sure your pet has not been handed in – it is often a good idea to provide them with a photograph.
    • Contact local vets to make sure your pet has not been handed in and leave them with your pet’s details – it is often a good idea to provide them with a photograph and/or a post for the waiting room. Include vets that are also further afield
    • Post flyers through local neighbours’ letter boxes in case they may have seen your pet, or have inadvertently locked a cat in their garage or garden shed.
    • Display posters around the local area; on lamp posts and/or trees, in local shops etc.
    • There are many websites where you can advertise lost pets, just be careful as many charge for their services.

If you have found a pet…

  • Have the pet scanned for a microchip so the appropriate central register can be informed.
  • Stray dogs are the responsibility of the local Council, so contact the local Dog Warden to arrange collection. See above.
  •  For injured or ill stray cats or dogs, contact your local branch of the RSPCA.
  • Contact Petsearch, a local reunification charity which keeps a record of lost and found pets, on 0121 704 4377
  • Contact local vets to see if anyone has been looking for a similar looking pet – it is often a good idea to provide them with a photograph and/or a poster for the waiting room.
  • Post flyers through local neighbours’ letter boxes in case it is their pet.
  • Display posters around the local area; on lamp posts and/or trees, in local shops etc.

Cats- do not assume that they are all strays as they can cover miles of territory and are happy to ask anyone for food. We do not want to accidentally separate them from their owners. So sometimes they are better left alone, in case they are just on their way home.