Found Cat Resources

Here are some steps you can take if you've found a cat.

Review lost cat reports

When someone loses a cat, they can file a lost cat report online with the Cat's Meow. Review the list of lost cats. If you see a cat who looks like the cat you've found, you can click into the cat's profile to see the owner's contact information and contact them directly.

Check with your neighbors

Perhaps the cat belongs to one of your neighbors. Most people only check with their immediate neighbors; however, the cat could belong to any neighbor within a 1-2 block radius of your home.

Post on social media

Many people have been reunited with their posts through social media posts. We recommend posting to local groups on Facebook. In Anacortes, we recommend You Know You're From Anacortes When.... This is a private group, so you'll need to join if you're not already a member.

Place an ad

Both the Anacortes American and the Clamdigger allow free ads for found cats. The American is published weekly on Wednesday and their ad deadline is the previous Friday at noon. The ad will run for one week and will be printed in all papers published by Skagit Publishing (Anacortes American, Skagit Valley Herald, Courier-Times and Argus) and also on their website. Place your ad by calling 424-4567.

The Clamdigger is published weekly on Thursday and their ad deadline is the previous Friday at 4pm. Your ad will run for 4 weeks. Place your ad by calling 299-3444 or e-mailing the Clamdigger at

You should include the following information in your ad:

  • FOUND CAT headline
  • Description of the cat
  • Date the cat was found
  • Location where the cat was found
  • Your contact information