Where Are Irthlingborough's Pet Cats?

23 October 2014, 12:52

Police are appealing for the public’s help after 30 cats have gone missing from Irthlingborough in the last six months.

Sergeant Andy Maher, is working alongside a community group in the town who are trying to find out what has happened to their cats.

He said:

"Approximately 30 cats have disappeared without a trace in the Manton Road area of Irthlingborough in the last six months. There has been no particular pattern to the cats going missing and both pedigree and cross breeds have failed to return home.

A group of local people have set-up an email address - findourcats@hotmail.com - and are asking for any information that may help understand what has happened to the family pets.

We would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about where the cats may be. If you see a vehicle or people acting suspiciously please call 101 or if you see a crime in progress, then call 999 and please pass as much detail as possible - such as vehicle registration numbers, unique identifying marks and descriptions of people involved?.

The group are also asking for anyone who has lost their cat to email them with a location, time and circumstances so we can try and map the scale of the problem."

The community group have also set-up a Facebook page ‘Find our cats’ and organised a leaflet drop for Saturday (Oct 25) at 3pm, meeting at the College Street fire station in Irthlingborough.