Losing a cat or a dog can be distressing for any pet owner, but did you know there’s a website to post your missing animal to?
The National Pet Register is a website that acts like the equivalent of putting posters up on lamposts and in shop windows.
The website allows for lost pets to be filtered by county, so you can see lost cats and dogs in Cardiff.
A statement on the National Pet Register website explains who the site came to be.
It says: “Like many other pet websites about missing and found pets, our services were developed for you because of the lack of information, resources and assistance in making the most of the Internet to reunite missing pets with their owners.
“After the trauma of a family members missing greyhound who has since passed on, it was decided that an easy to use and FREE service needs to be developed to cater for all pet owners and provide a quick and easy solution to let as many people know as possible about a missing pet. This is how the UK National Pet Register database was born.
“In simple terms, we provide your pet with a unique PET ID which you can have engraved on your pets collar, or purchase one of specially created pet id tags. This Pet ID will identify your pet and it only takes a few seconds of your time to login and list your pet as missing. As soon as this is completed, your missing pets information will be available to view on our website 24hrs a day or until your pet is found.
“The UK National Pet Register is not just about lost and found pets, we are a community who can provide you with fantastic benefits from all pet resources. All members receive access to our community pet forums, discount pet insurance, special offers, our monthly newsletter packed full of information and products at exclusively low rates.”