LOST AND FOUND

ADVICE

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 have received calls about rabbits, snakes, ferrets, aviary birds and even the occasional tortoise!

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

microchipping

Reporting a lost or found animal

A member of the team will take the details down and log them on our Lost & Found register. We then check against the register each time we receive a new call.While most of these calls relate to cats and dogs, we also receive calls about rabbits, snakes, ferrets, aviary birds and the occasional tortoise!

All stray animals picked up by Wadars and other rescue services are routinely scanned to see whether a microchip has been implanted.

Microchipping of all dogs became law in April 2016, and whilst there is no lower age limit for this, the chip must be registered by the time the puppy is eight weeks of age.

Wadars also strongly recommends the chipping of cats and rabbits so that owners of ‘lost’ animals can be easily traced, and the animals returned to them as quickly as possible.

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 an animal

  • Cats Protection (Worthing) – 01903 200332
  • Cat & Rabbit Rescue – 01243 641409
  • Worthing Cat Welfare – 01903 752198
  • RSPCA Patcham (Brighton) – 01273 554218
  • RSPCA Mount Noddy (Chichester) - 01243 773359
  • Dogs Trust (Shoreham by Sea) – 01273 452576