Cat owners in Darwin, Lancashire are feeling increasingly worried about the number of cats going missing in the area. Since January 2019, several cats have either gone missing or been found dead after disappearing from their homes in Whitehall. The two dead cats were found in the second week of May, while three cats have gone astray in the past couple of Months.
Amy Bentley is missing two of her five cats. The first cat, Twinkle, went missing in April, the second cat called Rocky has been missing for over a week. Mrs Bentley is aware of other cats missing and is very concerned about what could be happening to the local cats. It is hoped that by going public will stop any person or persons hurting cats.
A second cat owner, Karen Louise, said her cat called Binx has been missing since January 2019. She said that although her cat is an outdoor cat he would never go missing for so long and always return home. Additionally, Binx is said to be ‘street smart’ but also nervous so highly unlikely to approach strangers. Karen continues to look for Binx, has distributed over 100 leaflets locally and been in touch with the local council to ensure they alert her if they find a deceased cat.
Concerned Cat Owners
Cat owners in the area are now worried about the safety of their cats. Christine Lamber who lives locally thinks it’s possible that someone is stealing the cats in Whitehall. Others think it could be foxes or dogs that are harming the cats. Other suggestions include disgruntled gardeners who dislike the cats from wondering into their gardens and using the garden beds or vegetable patches as toilets.
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