Cat-snatcher alert

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Ed­i­tor,

It is sad to record that there may be a group of men op­er­at­ing a ‘‘cat snatch­ing’’ op­er­a­tion in the wider Pare­mata-Plim­mer­ton area. An at­tempt was made re­cently to steal my cat, which was sit­ting qui­etly on top of a fence.

A man was seen by a neigh­bour to ap­proach the cat while speak­ing softly to it try­ing to lure it to him. Thank­fully the man was dis­turbed. At this point he spoke into his cell phone and was im­me­di­ately picked up by an­other man in a black car and drove off.

I have since heard that some long haired cats in the area may also have dis­ap­peared. A pet sud­denly dis­ap­pear­ing is ex­tremely dis­tress­ing and up­set­ting for any­one.

This is re­minder for res­i­dents in the area to be watch­ful of any un­usual ac­tiv­ity, ve­hi­cles or peo­ple in their neigh­bour­hood. If any one has had a cat lost or stolen it should be re­ported to the po­lice or vet. Oth­er­wise, please be on the look­out for any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity. It is bet­ter to report it than let a cat be taken.

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