With immediate effect there will be no more branch admissions.  All calls regarding cats coming into care, owned or stray cats, must be referred to our contact centre on 03000 121212

Rehoming of cats is currently suspended until further notice. You may contact us to register interest in a cat & we will progress this once restrictions are lifted.

Limited CP activities where a volunteer can social distance themselves may continue.


If you have lost or found a cat, please check out our Facebook page. We are now concentrating our efforts at reuniting cats on Facebook as it is proving much more successful than via this website.

You are also welcome to ring our helpline to report a lost or found cat on:

01594 841511

An up-to-date register of cats, lost and found in the Forest, is kept by one of our volunteers. Every attempt will be made to re-unite lost cats with their owners so a good description of the cat and where it was lost or found is paramount. If you have lost or found a cat please – phone our Catline on 01594 841511 or email us at

The best way of being sure that your cat will be returned to you if it gets lost is to get it microchipped. This is an inexpensive and painless procedure. Check with your local vet to find out the price.

If you find a stray cat and can get it to your vet, he will scan it to see if it has a microchip which will identify its owner. There is usually no charge for this service.

What to do if your cat is missing:

  • Ring round the local vets and Cats Protection.
  • Walk all round your locality, look on road verges, under hedges and in woodland. Call out and rattle the food dish or a box of biscuits.
  • Call on neighbours or put a flyer through their doors with a description & photo of the missing cat. Ask if you can look in their garage, shed, greenhouse, outbuildings, caravan. Call out yourself as the cat may be nervous of strange voices.
  • Put up notices in your local shops, village and church hall noticeboards. At local bus stops & outside nearby schools.
  • Place an ad in the local papers under “Pets” or “Lost”. Look in the “Found” columns.
  • Consider using Facebook & Nextdoor to advertise the cat as missing
  • Ask the milkman & the postman. They are wonderful sources of information!