LOSING a pet cat can be extremely distressing.
That’s why one cat lover, Anna Abbott, has hired pet detectives to search for her missing two-year old cat, Merlin.
Merlin went missing from Anna’s home in Fratton at the start of January and now a team of pet detectives, led by a former police officer, are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and putting up posters.
Anna said: ‘It was love at first sight with me and Merlin and then at the end of January he just went.
‘I did my own campaign but that didn’t yield any information. I became so desperate that I decide to hire the pet detectives.
‘I’m pretty devastated to be honest and seeing his little face every day while handing out posters was just devastating.
‘I just hope that if somebody has got him then they will ‘fess up’. His collar might have slipped off and somebody might have taken him in, but he has got an owner who misses him very much.’
Merlin is a pure white male cat, who has been neutered. He was last seen in Olinda Street, Fratton, and there have been rumours of sightings in Shearer Road.
The pet detective service operates a 24- hour freephone number for people to call with anonymous information or sightings of the missing pet.
Anyone with information should ring the Animal Search UK free confidential helpline on 0800 4 320 340 and quote case ref: 144745 or search on the website animalsearchuk.co.uk for pet ref: ALP144745. Information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.