Police renew appeal for help in tracing 30 cats which have gone missing from just two Irthlingborough streets

MISSING CATS - this cat has gone missing from the Finedon area
MISSING CATS - this cat has gone missing from the Finedon area

Numerous owners have got in touch appealing for help tracing their pets after it emerged 30 cats have gone missing from two streets in one town.

The Telegraph reported last week how mystery surrounds the location of 30 cats which have failed to return home to streets in the Manton Road area of Irthlingborough over the past six months.

MISSING CATS - Nova from Kettering

MISSING CATS - Nova from Kettering

More than a dozen owners have since got in touch, appealing for any help they can get in finding their beloved pets.

Chris Smith from Irchester contacted the Telegraph and said: “Loki is a three-year-old Bengal cat who went out on the evening of September 15, 2014, and disappeared without trace. Despite a couple of sightings which turned out to be other cats, there have been no positive sightings of him.”

Owners from Burton Latimer, Finedon, Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering, Little Stanion, Weldon, Maidwell and Northampton also got in touch after the appeal for information from the police, who are working alongside a group in Irthlingborough to find the missing pets.

Speaking last week, Sergeant Andy Maher from the East Northamptonshire Central sector said there had been no particular pattern to the cats going missing and both pedigree and cross breeds have failed to return home.

MISSING CATS - Kenny from Wellingborough

MISSING CATS - Kenny from Wellingborough

But they were keen to hear from anyone who has a missing cat or if they have information about the whereabouts of the animals.

A police spokesman said this week: “We still want people to come forward if they know anything.”

If your cat has gone missing, you can email the community group at findourcats@hotmail.com or there is a Facebook page entitled ‘Find our cats’ for further information.

Owners of missing cats can also send pictures to the Telegraph with some details of the animal and your contact details to nt.newsdesk@northantsnews.co.uk and we will publish them in the newspaper and on our website.

MISSING CATS - Scooby is missing from Little Stanion

MISSING CATS - Scooby is missing from Little Stanion

MISSING CATS - Percy has gone missing from Rushden

MISSING CATS - Percy has gone missing from Rushden

MISSING CATS - Maggie has gone missing from Burton Latimer

MISSING CATS - Maggie has gone missing from Burton Latimer

MISSING CATS - Loki has gone missing from Irchester

MISSING CATS - Loki has gone missing from Irchester

MISSING CATS - Hugo has gone missing from Oundle Road, Weldon

MISSING CATS - Hugo has gone missing from Oundle Road, Weldon

MISSING CATS - Mr Darcy has gone missing from Maidwell

MISSING CATS - Mr Darcy has gone missing from Maidwell