Mystery as eight cats go missing from the same area
AN appeal for information has been launched after eight cats “disappeared” from a small area of the Valleys in a matter of months.
RSPCA Cymru says it was contacted after a male tabby and white cat called Monty went missing from Lock Street in Abercynon on July 25, but has still not been found.
The charity also said enquiries from the animal’s owner suggested various other cats from surrounding streets in the Cynon Valley village had gone missing, raising concern as to what happened to them. The charity said it is now understood eight cats in total have “disappeared” from the area since July.
It also said it is “unusual” for it to be told about so many missing cats from a few neighbouring streets, and is calling on anyone with information they may think relevant to contact them.
Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector, said: “It’s unusual to be notified of so many missing cats from one locality; and naturally this is causing some concern within the community about what has happened.
“A male tabby and white cat from Lock Street went missing on July 25, and the owner has since discovered that a number of other pet owners have seen their cats disappear in the neighbouring Abercynon streets.” Ms Cooper emphasised the importance of microchipping cats, offering the best chance of pets being identified and returned to owners if they become lost or stolen.
She added: “If anyone has any information connected to these reports, they are urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018, with all calls treated in confidence.
“The circumstances behind these reported disappearances are not clear. However, we continue to emphasise the importance of micro-chipping cats.
“This gives a pet a unique code, and dramatically improves the chances of a lost or stolen animal being reunited with their owner.”
Monty is one of eight cats to disappear from Abercynon since July