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 Lost and Found:

Every 25 seconds someone somewhere in England and Wales dials 0300 1234 999 ~ the RSPCA's national cruelty and advice line ~ for help.




For animals


in South Bucks

 

New Phone Numbers for Lost Animals:

Here are the Numbers to be used in the event of finding a stray/lost dog:

CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL
01494 586 503 (Office Hours)
01494 586 519 (Outside Normal Office Hours)

AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
01296 585 605 (This Number is Continually Manned 24 hours a Day)

WYCOMBE DISTRICT COUNCIL
01494 421 734 (Office Hours)
01494 463 890  (Outside Normal Office Hours)

SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL
01895 837 264 (Office Hours)
01895 837 524 (Outside Normal Office Hours)

Injured dogs found outside office hours should be reported to the RSPCA Helpline 0300 1234 999

If you find or lose a dog you should FIRST contact your local council . Your local council is legally responsible for taking in stray dogs and they employ a Dog Warden to do this.

There is a Lost & Found Register kept for Cats, please phone Pat Hoddinott on 01494 778381 and also the Cat Protection via their website www.buckscats.org.uk .

The Society also has a Special Operations Unit with a team of undercover inspectors investigating a variety of illegal acts of animal cruelty including organised dog-fighting, hunting, live transport issues, badger baiting, wild bird trapping and puppy farming.

If you lost or found your pet in the South Bucks area, you can list it on this website ....

You can list your lost Pet at AnimalSearchUK.co.uk or call them on 01432 266 900

What to do if your dog is STOLEN

We suggest you make sure to get a Crime Number from the Police so your loss is logged on their computer. And remember that dogs come under the Sale of Goods Act and are therefore a chattel or 'good' which makes the theft of a dog equal to having your car, watch, wallet etc. stolen.

We do suggest though, when you get your dog back, remove any tag with a name on it and replace it with one giving your own telephone number.
Knowing the name of a dog makes it so much easier for thieves.

If you believe your dog has been stolen and find the Police less than helpful, you can always write to your
MP, c/o House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

So many dogs ARE stolen these days that it might help others if the scale of the problem is brought to the attention of authorities.
 


Why Should You Micro-Chip Your Pet?

More than 120,000 stray dogs were reported in 2000, but that figure has since been dramatically reduced thanks to micro chipping.

All dogs and cats should be microchipped to ensure that your pet can be returned to you if it gets lost. Thousands of pets are lost and some are sadly stolen each year - many are never reunited with their owners.

An owner on average has 7 days to reclaim a pet, otherwise they are re-homed or in some cases when rescue homes are full - put to sleep. A MORI survey published in 2000, reveals that an estimated 17,000 healthy dogs a year are destroyed in the UK.

Lost pets often end up in animal homes that are already filled to capacity, this can be both distressing to the animal and the owner - especially to an older person whose only companion is their beloved cat or dog. However, the distress to owners and their pets can be easily prevented. A microchip is the most simple, quickest and surest way of getting a lost pet back safe and sound.

It is a small device the size of a grain of rice which is implanted painlessly under the animal’s skin. Once a pet is microchipped it cannot be removed or lost like other methods of identification, such as collars. Animal Homes, vets, police and dog wardens have scanners which can read the microchip’s details, revealing a unique code number identifying the owner’s name and address.

 

Don’t Skip The Chips

 

Learn more about  Microchipping &  more of it's success stories

 

 

The Cat With Nine Lives Is Reunited With Owner After Nine Years ~ Owner Overjoyed To Have Cat Home Thanks To A Tiny Microchip
Wednesday 10 September 2008

A Birmingham couple has just about recovered from the shock of being told that their cat was alive and well and was coming home after going missing in 1999.

Dixie the cat was picked up by RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Alan Pittaway last month in Linton Walk, Erdington. The ginger and brown cat had reportedly been in the area for two months over which time its condition had worsened. A caring local called the RSPCA asking for assistance for the thin, matted cat.

When Alan Pittaway collected the cat he scanned it as normal for a microchip. The cat was chipped, her named was Dixie, she was 15 years old and was registered to a couple less than half a mile away in Ivyfield Road, Erdington.

Continuing the story, ACO Pittaway said: “I was delighted that the cat was chipped as we pick up so many animals where we have no way of knowing who they belong to. Within half an hour of picking the cat up I was taking her round to her stunned owners who could not believe that they were getting their cat home after giving up hope of ever seeing her again.”

“It made my day to return Dixie to her owners. In 29 years of working for the RSPCA I have never seen anyone so excited and happy as Mrs Delaney. I was over the moon myself to bring their cat home so I can only imagine how they felt seeing their cat again after all these years. I hope this story will encourage more people to have their pets microchipped as if your pet is chipped then you can never give up hope of being reunited with a missing pet.”

Owners of Dixie, Mr Alan and Mrs Gilly Delaney are thrilled to have welcomed Dixie home. Mrs Delaney said: “Words cannot express how overjoyed we are to have Dixie back. She has settled down well into our routine and is getting used to sharing the house with the other three cats.”

“Dixie’s personality, behaviour and little mannerisms have not changed at all. She is still a happy, contented cat who just wants to sit next to you on the sofa and have a fuss. In fact, we don't think she has stopped purring since she came back through the door, so we now have surround sound purring from all of them.”

She continued: “Dixie was a rescue cat that I rehomed with her sister Pixie when she was only six months old. As they were my first ever cats they were always very special to me. When Dixie went missing I put up posters, knocked on people’s doors and contacted the local papers. Someone told me that a cat fitting the description of Dixie had been killed in a road traffic accident so I did think she had died. We lost Pixie to cancer last year and to have Dixie home now is a miracle.”

“We are very grateful to the lady who found her and called the RSPCA, to everyone at the RSPCA for their dedication in finding us and to Alan for his calm and caring presence when returning Dixie to us” said Mrs Delaney.

Anyone interested in finding out more about microchipping should contact their local branch of the RSPCA or their vets.

photo © RSPCA

A couple from Dorset have been reunited with their long-lost pet after nearly three years - all thanks to the 'magic' of a microchip.
23 June 2008


Brambles, a Saluki cross greyhound, was stolen from the garden of her owners' home in Dorchester in September 2005 and had not been seen since.

Her owners had given up hope of finding the two-year-old dog - until a lucky coincidence brought Brambles home on Friday, 31 May.

The RSPCA received a call from a member of the public to report that some young boys were mistreating a dog near Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

When RSPCA Inspector John Atkinson arrived at the scene and scanned the dog for a microchip, the results revealed that Brambles had been reported to the Society as stolen three years previously.

An emotional reunion
Shortly afterwards, Brambles was reunited with her owners, who now live in Blandford. Owner Sarah Thornewill said: "It was brilliant to have Brambles back, and a very emotional moment all round.

"After so long, we thought that we would never see Brambles again, but this just goes to show how worthwhile microchipping is."

June is National Microchipping Month
Brambles' incredible story comes during June, which is National Microchipping Month, established by the Kennel Club and backed by the RSPCA. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of microchipping, which allows lost or stolen pets to be identified.

Inspector John Atkinson said: "The RSPCA has been able to reunite cats and dogs who have been given up for lost with their owners months, or even years, after they first went missing thanks to a microchip.

"Sadly, the Society often has to find new homes for animals because there is no way of tracing their owners.

"In addition, I'd urge all responsible owners who have their pets microchipped to update their details with the microchipping database whenever they move house. It's very frustrating to find a pet with a microchip which cannot be traced."

 

 

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