Every year, Wadars receives hundreds of phone calls from members of the public who have lost or found a variety of different animals. While most of these calls relate to cats and dogs, we also receive calls about rabbits, snakes, ferrets, aviary birds and even the occasional tortoise!

Please call us on 01903 247111 to report a lost or found animal, and for advice about what you can do to help find your pet or trace the owner of a 'stray' cat.

See below for other organisations to contact and advice about what you can do regarding a lost or found cat.


lost and found animals

If you have lost your cat there are a number of things you can do

  • contact local vets and animal charities to register your pet as lost
  • ask neighbours to check their sheds, garages, and other outbuildings in case the cat is locked in
  • put up posters around the area in which you live
  • call the cat late at night when there is little noise outside 
  • contact your chip company to advise them that the cat is missing
If you have found what you believe is a stray cat:
  • DO NOT FEED THE CAT - unless advised to by a vet or charity. If you feed the cat it is very unlikely to want to go home! 
  • check with neighbours to make sure that it doesn't belong to one of them
  • contact local vets and charities to see whether it has been reported to them as lost - they might also be able to check it for a microchip
  • put up posters in the local area 
  • Wadars can send you some paper collars to put on the cat (if it is friendly) which would alert the owner that it is thought to be a stray and asks them to contact you
  • if the cat is unwell or injured, please contact Wadars for further advice

If you have lost or found a dog in the Worthing or Adur area, call Adur & Worthing Councils Dog Section on
01903 221064

Other organisations to contact if you have lost or found an animal

  • Cats Protection (Worthing) – 01903 200332
  • Cat & Rabbit Rescue – 01243 641409
  • Worthing Cat Welfare Trust – 01903 202251
  • RSPCA Patcham (Brighton) – 01273 554218
  • RSPCA Mount Noddy (Chichester) - 01243 773359
  • Dogs Trust (Shoreham by Sea) – 01273 45257