Volunteers at Cheadle Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) have been helping a cat owner search for her pet, after he went missing while she was on holiday. Doreen Venn from Leek adopted Sox from CAWS several years ago and has been searching villages and fields for him since returning from holiday on September 11.
Volunteers at Cheadle Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) have been helping a cat owner search for her pet, after he went missing while she was on holiday.
Doreen Venn from Leek adopted Sox from CAWS several years ago and has been searching villages and fields for him since returning from holiday on September 11.
Sox and Doreen’s other cat Katie, were sharing a unit at a cattery when Sox was accidentally given to the wrong owner.
He was released in the Calton area before anyone realised there had been a mistake, and when Doreen returned from holiday Sox had been missing for around a week.
Since her return, Doreen has been putting posters up in the village and searching the surrounding area in hopes of being reunited with her cat.
Doreen said: “I’ve been going every day and walking around the village. I take his favourite cat biscuits.
“I’m not overly hopeful. It’s all fields and farms around Calton, so even if he’s survived, he could be miles away by now. It’s been almost three weeks.
“I’m just so upset. The cats are my companions. I know people might say it’s just a cat, but he’s my cat. I’ve got to keep trying and keep going up there.”
Margaret Russell at CAWS has been supporting Doreen in her search.
Doreen added: “Margaret has been wonderful. People in the village and around the area have been great. I’ve had lots of phone calls.
“A black cat has been spotted in a couple of derelict barns, one near Calton and one at Waterfall, so I’ve been looking for him there too.
“CAWS has also provided some cat traps to see if we can find Sox that way. They’ve been very supportive.”
Margaret said: “Sox, was adopted from Cheadle Animal Welfare Society in 2014 and has a wonderful home. He is a mainly black cat with four white paws and chest.
“Sox lives in Leek and is not used to being out of doors for such a long period of time. People living in the village of Calton and surrounding areas are asked to look out for him.
“He is neutered and microchipped and must be feeling very bewildered and scared.”
Anyone who sees Sox can contact Doreen on 01538 373147.
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