What to do if you have lost your dog or cat


Send us an email info@threecountiesdogrescue.org with a photo and as much information as possible and we will post on our website.

  • Put posters up on trees, lamposts, vets, local shops etc.
  • Phone all the vets in your local and surrounding areas. (Remember that sometimes car drivers will pick up an injured pet and take it to a vet on their route).
  • Contact local radio stations and ask them to put out an appeal.
  • Phone Police and notify them. Although they are no longer responsible for lost pets they may have received information.
  • Phone your local councils (and nearby ones) and notify them. Ask where lost pets are taken in their region and go and visit the kennels. Councils may not be very good with descriptions of dogs and confuse breeds. (We have situations where owners are told the animal hasn’t been found but they are in the kennels. Make sure yourselves).

The following is a list of local Council phone numbers who should record the loss and notify their dog wardens.

Stamford and Rutland 01572 722577
Peterborough 01733 747474
South Kesteven 01476 406080
North Kesteven 01529 414155
South Holland 01775 761161
Boston 01205 314200
Huntingdon 01480 388388
Melton Mowbray 01664 502502
Lincoln 01522 552222
Rushcliffe (Nottingham) 01159 819911
Corby 01536 464000
Market Harborough 01858 828282