Just joined up here to get word out on as many forums as possible. Charlie, our black and white 3 yr old neutered Tom went missing from home on friday. He is black with white patches on his throat and belly. We live in the Wood Park area of Ludgershall and are deperate to get him back. He is microchipped but has lost his collar.
We have 5 cats in all and have had others over the years, all from various rescue backgrounds. Whilst we have lost cats to old age, illness and RTA on one occasion, this is the first time we've had one go missing and it's the not knowing that's driving us crazy.
We have fairly recently moved to this area and are staying in a rental property whilst we sell our old home. The cats have been here for around 4 months and have been kept in as I didn't want them to become confused where home was if we ended up buying a house only a short distance away. On Friday, however, there was no sign of Charlie when my partner Denise came to feed them all, after turning the house upside down, we can only assume he must have sneaked out the door when she brought shopping in as we are always very careful when coming in or going out. As it was a while between her coming in and feeding them, I assume he maybe loitered outside for a bit then wandered off before we realised he was out.
Charlie came from the RSPCA with his sister, Misty, as 6 month old kittens and both were from a partially feral farm litter. Although Misty took a long time and lots of work to warm up to human company (she is now a wonderful pet), Charlie was friendly from the off. The house we are renting is right next to a huge expanse of countryside and farms on the fringes of Salisbury Plain, so we both fear he has gone into the countryside where we may never see him again. We have done all we can over the last couple of days, radio announcements, fliers, posters everywhere, contacted councils, local farms, police, shops, schools, petlog, websites, RSPCA, CP, etc. and are pounding the pavements every night calling his name. We are all gutted that this has happened and Denise is distraught that she may have let him out inadvertently, it's a slight comfort that we live by the countryside, so there's less chance of an RTA, but that doesn't stop us worrying about him. If anyone hears of him in the area please let us know on 07512 935284 or 07795 260212 or PM on here.
Also any ideas of stuff we haven't done that might work are welcome.