Our organization is focused on helping feral cats - cats born in the wild. And although we do not have financial or staff resources to assist tame cats, we have provided the following information to help you reunite a tame stray cat with its owner.
If you find a cat that looks like it may be lost, you can have it scanned for a microchip at any animal shelter or veterinarian's office. There are several companies that make chips and many more that register them. You may find this chart useful in identifying the type of chip that has been detected.
If no chip is found you can advertise "found pet" details, check for "lost pet" ads posted by the owner, create and circulate a flyer, or contact the Missing Pet Partnership(Seattle only). The Seattle Animal Shelter has funding to provide veterinary care for injured or sick cats. They will house cats for three days and then offer them up for adoption.
Tips for creating a flyer:
Tips for distributing a flyer:
Sites for posting lost pet ads (in alphabetical order):
Flealess Market Lost Pets International
Little Nickel Classfieds (paper and online)
Lost & Found Now – Washington State
Lost & Pound
Lost or Found Online
Missing Pet Network (USDA)
PetFinder (they only hold a post for two weeks, then you’ll have to repost)
The Pet Rescue
West Seattle Blog – Lost/Found pets
Feline-Amber-Alert (Yahoo Groups – must join, free)http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Amber-Alert/