Help a Lost Cat Reunite With Its Owner When You Found One

Find My Lost Pet Help a Lost Cat Reunite With Its Owner When You Found One

Found a Lost Cat? DoNotPay Can Help Reunite It With Its Owner

About 1 out of 3 animals are separated from their owner at some point in their life. It's estimated that around 10 million dogs and cats are lost in the US every single year, and most of them are never reunited with their owners. If you've found a lost cat, the first thing you should do is file an official report with your local government to get it back home safely. 

Losing a cat can be devastating, not only for the owner but also for the animal. Despite what some people may think, cats often form emotional bonds with their owners, and can become depressed and/or scared when they've been separated from their human companion. DoNotPay can help you file the report to get them reunited as soon as possible. 

Don’t take a chance with losing your cat. We will show you:

  • What to do if you lose your cat
  • How to report a lost cat
  • Steps to take if early interventions don’t work

What to Do if You Find a Lost Cat

If you find a lost cat, there are a few things you should do to get in contact with the owner. Even if you believe the cat is a stray, it's always a good idea to report the found animal to your local government right away.

If you found a lost cat, you should:

What you should do



File an official report with your local government. They have a database of reported lost cats and may be able to contact the owner for you.

Check microchip

Take the cat to find out if it has a microchip. A microchip can be very beneficial when finding a cat's owner.

Put up flyers

Put up some flyers around town detailing the animal you've found and your contact information.

Go to local animal shelters

Give your contact information and a photo of the cat, so the owner can contact you if they've come looking for it at shelters.

Report the Found Cat to a Local Animal Shelter

An easy thing to do is report the cat you've found to a local animal shelter. Animal shelters deal with lost and found pets all the time, and it's usually one of the first places cat owners go to look for their lost companion. 

  1. Animal shelters will typically accept cats that are found within city or county limits during their normal operating hours
  2. You may be able to opt to keep the cat and just give the shelter your contact information and photo of the cat in case the owner comes by
  3. Another option you have, alongside reporting to the animal shelter, is to upload a photo and description of the cat to Petco Love Lost

Report a Found Cat With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay can help you with almost anything, including reporting a found cat to your local government. It can be frustrating to deal with your local government on your own and having to go all across town to try and find this cat's owner can take up quite a bit of time. So, why not let DoNotPay handle it for you?

Here's how you can use DoNotPay to report lost and found pets:

  1. Search "lost and found pets" on DoNotPay, and select whether you're reporting a lost pet or a pet you've found.

  2. Enter the date and location you lost or found the pet and tell us more about them, including the breed, gender, whether they are wearing a collar, approximate size, and more.

  3. Upload evidence a photo of the pet, so they can be identified, and enter your current contact information where you can be reached with updates.

And that's it. DoNotPay will file the report on your behalf, and make sure your lost or found pet gets recorded in the government directory, and they know who to contact if they find a match.

Why Use DoNotPay to Report a Found Cat

DoNotPay can easily help you report the found cat to your local government, who will then be able to get in contact with the local animal shelters to see if there's a match. It leaves almost no work to do on your part, and you can feel nice knowing you've done a good deed by trying to help someone find their lost ball of fur.

DoNotPay is:

Fast - You don't have to spend your time trying to figure out how to contact your local government.

Easy - You won't have to go all over town reporting the cat to animal shelters.

Successful - You can rest knowing we'll send the report to your local government as soon as possible.

This isn't just for lost cats either, you can use DoNotPay to report a lost or found dog and how to find them.

More DoNotPay Products for Your Pet

DoNotPay is there to help you solve any issue you have with your animal, or someone else's animal. They can help you report animal abuse, come to a pet custody agreement, or file for a pet license. 

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can help you with almost any issue, including any legal or everyday problem you might have. We can find you a solution, no matter what it is you need help solving. Aside from helping you report a found cat, DoNotPay can also help you with the following:

It's hard to not be inclined to use DoNotPay when it helps so many people, so don't forget to check them out and file that found cat report.

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