Is it a healthy animal that you believe may have an owner?Try the contact numbers shown on both our Links & Lost Pets pages.
Is it a sick or injured animal?Ring the RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice Line on
Tel; 0300 1234 999.
Is it a healthy stray animal?See below
If you have found a stray dog, we recommend you;
- Report this to the local Dog Warden (employed by local council)
- If the dog is hungry then please feed it and make water available
If you have found a stray cat, we recommend you;
- Try to ascertain if the cat is definitely a stray by checking with neighbours or asking your local vet / RSPCA to scan the animal for a microchip.
- If the cat will let you approach it then you could also fit a paper collar with a note asking the owner to contact you.
- If you can’t catch the cat please ring the local RSPCA branch for assistance (or the RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice line on our Links page.
- If the cat is hungry then please feed it and make water available
- If you can’t take the cat into your home please ensure it has shelter outside which is dry and safe whilst you find a more suitable home for it (see below).
If you have found a rabbit, ferret or other small furry animal we recommend you;
- Contact the Potters Bar, Hatfield and Barnet RSPCA branch
If the owner cannot be traced and you can’t provide a safe loving home yourself, then contact the following:
- Potters Bar, Hatfield and Barnet RSPCA Branch
- Local animal rescue centres
- Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
- Your local vets
- Cat Chat
- Cats Protection