Vets & Rescues

Local vets & rescues are the first place pets get taken when found. It is important they are aware of your missing pet and have contact numbers for you in case your pet gets brought into their establishment.

What information do they need?

Even though your pet may be microchipped, it is important to contact as many of your local vets and rescues as possible; this is often a condition of your pet insurance. If your pet is microchipped and the details are up to date, you will be contacted if they are handed in. However, if a person spots your pet but is unable to catch it, they may only be able to report the sighting, so it is best to be sure your local vets are aware that your pet is missing.

Important information to pass onto them
Detailed description of your pet- identifiable markings etc.
If your pet is chipped (Microchip number) or neutered
Type of pet and breed
Sex of your pet
Your contact details- Name, number and address
Copy of your poster or leaflet

How many vets & rescues should I contact?

We recommend you contact all vets and rescues within a five-mile radius of where you believe your pet went missing to cover all potential establishments they could be taken to. Check in with them weekly to ask if they have had any sightings reported. It is valuable to build a rapport with local vets and rescues so they can help and support you during this time.

How can vets & rescues help me find my missing pet?

Leaving a stack of leaflets with local vets would be a great way to target your local community. In addition, other pet lovers who visit the surgery are likely to empathise with you and be keen to help. You can also ask your vet to share your poster on social media to help with awareness.