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Lost your pet?

At Stray Aid we know how stressful and upsetting it can be to loose a pet so we have put together this article with some advice in case you are looking for your pet.

What To Do if You Lose Your Cat
You can ring the Durham and District RSPCA on 01388 730248, or contact the Durham and District branch of the Cats Protection League on 01429 821500.

You should also ring your local veterinary surgery to see if it has been handed in there. If your cat is identichipped, the vet will scan it and contact you.

It is also a good idea to put up posters in the area around where your cat went missing. Ask local shops if they would be willing to post them in their windows. 

What To Do If You Lose Your Dog
Every dog should have a collar and tag with up to date details. If it is found by a member of the public, they will often contact the owner directly, which means their dog will be returned quickly, and as the council has not been involved there will be no charges. If a dog warden finds your dog straying they will seize the dog. It may be returned to you on the first occasion, free of charge, provided that it can be easily identified, they are able to contact you and can take your dog back straight away. Having your dog microchipped and keeping the details up to date helps in this process even if the dog's collar has come off.

If your dog is found straying in County Durham and the dog warden cannot return it to you, it will be taken to Stray Aid Rescue Kennels, East Pasture Farm, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4EJ. Tel: 0191 3772415. Stray Aid Rescue Kennels are open seven days a week between 9am and 9pm.

If your dog cannot be found, you should contact your local Council Offices.

Please note, the police will not take in stray dogs any longer. This is now the sole responsibility of the council.

If you have lost your dog out of hours, please ring 01388 721351


There is now a central contact number for the Police, which is:

0845 6060365

You should also contact your local veterinary surgery in case your dog has been injured.

It is also a good idea to put up posters in the area around where your dog went missing. Ask local shops if they would be willing to post them in their windows.

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