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Stray pets

If you find a sick, injured or distressed pet, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.  If the animal need urgent treatment, also contact your local vet.

If you find a stray, apparently healthy dog please contact West Oxfordshire District Council on 01993 861000. They will give you advice on how to proceed.  By law, all dogs should be microchipped, so most stray dogs can be reunited with their owners.

If you find a healthy but apparently stray cat, this RSPCA webpage gives advice on how to proceed.  Many cats are microchipped and so can be reunited with their owners.  However, many are not, and if they have no collar and tag, it is very difficult to find their owner.  We suspect that many of the cats bought to us that have no microchip or tag are not actually stray - if they are friendly, appear healthy and are not thin our advice is to put them back where they were found as they may well go back to their home.  Otherwise, they will probably end up in a rescue centre and being rehomed while their actual owners will have lost their cat.

If you find a stray pet of another species, please contact either the RSPCA or your local vet.