Animal lovers are being advised to be extra vigilant after ten cats go missing in South Birmingham in just three weeks. It is feared that cats could be being stolen to make money from breeding them.
Although it can be normal for cats to wonder off for a few days owners are reporting they are vanishing without a trace and not returning leaving owners heartbroken.
24/11/12 Update Heartbreaking update about pudding: https://www.facebook.com/HelpToFindPuddingBaker/posts/520569737962722
Pudding pictured above has been missing since Monday 12th November in Highters Heath, Birmingham. Puddings owner Danielle Baker is desperate to find him. Pudding, who is three years old, was taken in by Danielle when he was a ten-week-old rescue cat and poorly with cat flu.
“I’m certain someone has stolen him, he never normally even ventures across the road. He’s kind and really affectionate. I can see why someone would think ‘I want a cat like that, I’m going to take him home’ but he’s only a cat like that because he’s ours and we’ve made him happy.” said Danielle.
It’s extremely important for animal owners to neuter, vaccinate and micro chip your pets. Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or stolen.
Black Cocker Spaniel Archie was stolen from his dog trainer’s car. Despite his owner, Selena Masson, drumming up lots of publicity through the local and national press, TV and local radio, and a Facebook group with over 7,000 members, Archie could not be found.
Thirteen months later Archie was spotted on the side of a road by a sharp-eyed motorist who took him to the RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre. On first arrival he was believed to be a stray, but after a routine check it was discovered that Archie was microchipped.
Archie’s microchip wasn’t registered to anyone which made it a little more complicated to contact Selena with the good news. But after a phone call to the vet who implanted the chip, we were able to reunite Archie with his relieved owner.
To microchip your pet please contact your local vet for more information.
If anyone know’s where pudding is they can leave a voice mail on the B14 News voice mail line by calling 0121 288 0500 or call Lisa from the Fur & Feathers animal sanctuary in Wythall on 07786 592405.
If you’ve found a pet or want to keep an eye out for missing pets in your area you can search for missing pets online by visiting http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/find-pets.php