Own­ers’ anguish at mys­tery of miss­ing cats

No sight­ings of lost pets across Che­sham and Amer­sham

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

A SPATE of cat dis­ap­pear­ances in Amer­sham and Che­sham has left own­ers dis­traught and fear­ing for their pets’ safety.

Peo­ple have taken to so­cial me­dia in a bid to find their beloved an­i­mals, some of which have been miss­ing for nearly two months.

Leigh Matthew Hoyte owns long haired Pan­gur, a black cat who has been miss­ing since Oc­to­ber 2.

Mr Hoyte, 46, from Vic­to­ria Road, Che­sham, said: “We’re miss­ing him ter­ri­bly. I’ve gone through the ringers.”

Pan­gur is chipped and neutered.

Mr Hoyte said: “In my head I’m not think­ing about it too much, I just hope some­one’s taken him to the vets.

“The un­know­ing is a night­mare. I don’t know if he’s alive or dead, or he’s stuck out in the cold some­where.

“I just hope to God he’s still alive and I want to get him back. I just want to know one way or an­other.

“He’s a mem­ber of fam­ily and I won’t give up on him.”

Paula West­ern, who cre­ated the Our Pets page on Face­book where many im­ages of the miss­ing cats have been shared, said: “I would be heart­bro­ken. Some of them have been miss­ing for six weeks.

“It’s a bit of a mys­tery that no one’s seen any of them.

“Where are they go­ing? There’s been no sight­ings of them.”

She added: “It’s the not know­ing where they are and not know­ing what’s hap­pened to them.

“It’s a shame we can’t get any of these cats back home.”

Caron Masters, who has owned black and white Mer­lin for the past six months, said: “I can’t bear it, I love him so much.”

She added: “I re­ally miss him, I just wish he would come home.”

Miss Masters, 48, from Hill­croft Road, Che­sham, said he dis­ap­peared on Septem­ber 29.

She added: “I’m re­ally miss­ing him. I sleep with the light on at night in case he comes back, I dream about him. It’s hor­ri­ble.”

Long-haired Mer­lin is neutered with white paws, pink nose and black beard.

He is also mi­crochipped.

Ge­orge, owned by Michelle He­witt, has been miss­ing from Overdale Road, Che­sham, since Septem­ber 20.

He is mi­crochiped and has a black col­lar with a bell and the lo­cal vets are aware and put posters out.

Paul She­ward owns two-year-old Polly, who has been miss­ing for around a month.

Writ­ing in the Face- book group he said: “It’s re­ally un­like her to dis­ap­pear off any­where.

“We’re her sec­ond own­ers as her first fam­ily couldn’t give her the time and at­ten­tion she craved.

“She’s a lovely lit­tle cat, re­ally cud­dly and friend- ly. She was the runt of the lit­ter so seemed re­ally grate­ful to have found a lov­ing home.”

Mr She­ward said there has been pos­si­ble sight­ings of her near to the Bel­mont Club and also along Vale Road, Che­sham. Black and white Sparty has been miss­ing since Oc­to­ber 16.

He is owned by Steph Tiger who said ‘it isn’t like him at all’.

He has ‘very dis­tin­guish­ing’ fa­cial fea­tures and is likely to be around the Amer­sham area.

Lost: Pan­gur has been miss­ing from Che­sham since Oc­to­ber 2. Be­low, Sparty has been miss­ing from Amer­sham since Oc­to­ber 16. Be­low left, some of the cats that have gone miss­ing from Bucks re­cently

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