Frequently Asked Questions
Before phoning us and leaving a message on our answer service, completing the form below or sending us a social media message – please kindly see below our frequently asked questions, to find out whether we are able to assist the cat/s or kitten/s in question.
Reporting Stray/Abandoned Cat/s
A very friendly cat has been hanging around, it appears to not have a collar and has no other indication of being owned.
Before this cat is classed as a stray or abandoned cat, please try your best to find its original owner. The cat is very friendly, which indicates that it may have been previously owned and is a lost cat. Please have a look on Pets On The Net, TradeMe, and Facebook Lost and Found Pet pages for similar appearance cats that have been reported missing. Please also try a flyer drop around your neighbourhood with the cat’s photograph and description. As the cat is friendly, if it is also handleable, please take the cat to your local Vet to scan for a microchip – we have had many instances of a reported “stray” (that was microchipped) who was reunited with their original owner in this way as the presence of a microchip is not visible through just a physical examination. It is very important to Lonely Miaow that we do not rehome a cat that may have lost its way from its owner. After you have determined through these means that the cat has no identifiable owner, please contact us to report the cat as requiring rescue.
There is a large colony of cats that I have seen, they appear to be fed by a person, or people who come regularly.