Lost and found cats


Toebeans isn’t just an adoption/re-homing service. Our Lost and Found team keep a register of
missing cats and have contact with local vets surgeries and other rescues all over Essex, Suffolk,
Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire to help reunite lost and found cats.

We also keep an eye on local Facebook groups where many posts are made by local residents either
reporting their own missing cat or raising concerns about a new, seemingly hungry cat appearing in
their garden.

Our trained Scan Angels are also on hand to help with reports of cats killed in road traffic accidents.
Our volunteers retrieve the remains and scan for microchips; if they can’t trace the owner the cat
will be taken to a local vet in the hope their owner can be found. No cat owner wants to hear the
bad news that their beloved cat has been killed but all are thankful that their pet hasn’t been left on
the road. Our Lost and Found team keep a record of where cats have been involved in a road traffic
accident to identify hot spots.

Success stories

We’ve been called upon to help with numerous lost cats across the district. Here are a couple of the
stories that made us smile!


A local resident posted a photo of a stray cat in a Facebook group as she was worried the cat seem so friendly but obviously hungry. 

One of our volunteer scanners visited to check if the cat was microchipped which luckily it was.  We were able to check national databases and found that he had been missing from Basildon for over a month! 


Fortunately contact details were up to date and we were able to get in touch with them immediately. Oreo was reunited that day with his overjoyed owner and 4 feline siblings.


One of our dedicated volunteers went along to a property in Barnston after receiving reports of a stray cat.  The cat was trapped but sadly didn’t have a microchip.


We scoured social media sites and found a possible match.

We were delighted to receive confirmation that this was indeed Freddie.
After being missing for 18 months Freddie was reunited with his family!  A lucky - and very happy - ending for this lovely boy.