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26th July 2016.
You may recall, a few weeks ago, that l appealed for help with a tabby cat, called TIGGER, who had gone missing in transit to a cat sitter, but lived in The Diplocks, Hailsham, where he was seen quite a bit soon after. It was thought that, as he was so near home, and there had been a lot of people looking for him anyway, that by now he would have been "properly" home, especially as he'd been an indoor only cat.
That is not the case. He remains at large, and for the past couple of weeks has not been seen at all. Tigger is all tabby, with longer hair, and a bushy tail. He's not yet neutered, so it may be the case that he's gone off to find a mate, and could get very disorientated if he's out of his own patch. The picture poster shows Tigger, in various poses, and l hope that somebody may have information about him. Please make contact with me if you think you've seen him, and let's try and get him back home. Thank you.
L6/2C-19/7/16
GIZMO, a black, short haired female cat, went missing from home in Maywood Avenue, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, on the evening of 19th July, and has not yet returned home. Gizmo is microchipped, has big eyes, and though virtually all black, has a tiny bit of white below her chin area. If you live in her area, please check your gardens and outbuildings thoroughly, in case you find Gizmo there.
L15/3F-20/7/16
It is worrying that a fat, long haired, black and white cat remains missing from her home in Brightland Road, Old Town, Eastbourne, where she was last seen on Friday, 8th July. I was contacted by a friend of the partially sighted owner, and l am not sure how many of the things needing to be done will have been done, in particular getting the neighbours to check their gardens and outside structures regularly, and getting posters up. If this cat, or any animal, is shut in somewhere in this heat, with no access to water, they will not last long.
I appeal to any resident in Brightland Road, or that area, to check their sheds, garages, greenhouses, and anywhere a cat could get trapped inside. I have no photo l'm afraid, or even the cat's name, but l can tell you that the female cat is long haired, mostly black, with a white bib and paws. Though she was overweight when she went missing, she may be much thinner by now. Please help find her. Thank you.   L19/4F-16/7
I cannot stress enough how important it is, in this hot spell particularly, that you ensure that no creatures have got shut into any outside structure on your property. Please also leave a bowl of fresh water outside for passing furries and feathereds.
I am pleased to end this week's column with the news that Billy, the tabby cat from Wordsworth Drive, Langney, who l mentioned last week, came safely home.

16th July 2006.
Short haired, tabby and white cat, LUNA, has been missing from her home in Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, since 6th July. Luna is mostly tabby but has white under her chin, some on her chest and tummy, and four white paws. She's microchipped. If you live in her area please check your gardens and outside structures, just in case she's got trapped inside. Make contact with me if you think you've news of her. Thank you.
L14/1B-13/7/16
Another tabby cat, this time all tabby, is BILLY from Wordsworth Drive, Langney, who went missing from home at lunchtime on Friday, 15th July, and not yet returned. His brother is lost without him. Billy is microchipped, but was also wearing a light blue collar, although this could become detached. Billy is a neutered male aged 2 years. His coat is shortish but fluffy. Please look for him if you live in his locality, or if you think you've seen him elsewhere.
L17/3E-16/7/16

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A cat missing since the night of Friday, 15th July, from a very new home in Sackville Road, Hailsham, is black and white, short haired cat, FELIX. He is likely to still be around there, as he'll have no clue where he is, so please be vigilant if you are a resident in that area of Hailsham, and make contact if you think you've found him. Many thanks.
L7/3E-16/7/16
I had a call in the week from a person who lives on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham. She had been followed home by a short haired ginger and white cat, which she had seen lurking about in nearby Mill Road. She sent me a photo of the cat, and l felt hopeful that it might be Rascal, who had been missing since 10th January from The Diplocks in Hailsham. You may recall that there had been a nasty incident involving a dog, whose owner had not got it on a lead, that had attacked and taken away another cat in that area. Rascal had disappeared at the same time, and it was thought that he might have suffered the same fate as the other cat, although there were no definite signs of that being the case. Six months down the line, l am pleased to say that the cat was Rascal, who is now safely back home with his delighted owner. Hopefully Rascal will now be neutered and microchipped, and never disappear again. A very good outcome.

 
If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Dursley Road, in Eastbourne, please look for MIKA, who has been missing from there since Friday, 1st July. Mika is long haired, and black, with a brown tinge to her coat. She's microchipped, but was also in a pink collar, with a pink paw shaped ID tag on it, though this may have come off by now. Please check your gardens and outside structures in case you discover her there. Thank you.
L20/3A-3/7/16
Short haired, black and white cat, CLOUDY, is 18 years old, and has unfortunately gone missing from his home in Acacia Road, Eastbourne, where he was last seen about 3rd July. He's pictured here with his house mates. As you can see he has a rather striking white marking that goes up to his left eye, and a lot of other white areas too. Please be vigilant if you live in or near his road, which is off Maywood Avenue, Hampden Park.
L15/3F-8/7/16
And now to the small community of Wilmington, where white and tabby, short haired cat, MR. GEEZE, has been missing since 28th June. He is from Adesfield in Wilmington which is situated behind the Giant's Rest pub. His left white ear is bald apparently. He's normally very home loving, and his owners are very concerned for his welfare. Fortunately he is a microchipped cat. If you live in his village please look for him, or if you think you've spotted him elsewhere, please make contact with me. Many thanks.
W-8/7/16
I am pleased to say that Murphy, the grey and white kitten l mentioned in last week's column, was found quickly, and is safely home.
Another grey and white cat, Pepe, who l had in my column at the tail end of May, was finally found and reunited with his owner a couple of days ago. It gave me great pleasure being able to facilitate the reunion. So Pepe is home after many weeks, a bit thinner, but ok.

3rd. July 2016.
A most worrying situation to start the column with this time, concerning an extremely young kitten called MURPHY, who is missing from The Diplocks in Hailsham. Murphy, who is actually a female, is a very pretty, long haired, grey and white lass aged 10/11 weeks only. It is believed that she must have fallen from the window of her second floor home in the early morning of 1st July, although there is no sign of her outside the building. Her very distressed owner has searched high and low indoors, and cannot find her there either. Hopefully somebody kind has found her and taken her in to keep her safe, but she needs to be got back home urgently. The child of the household is distraught as you would expect, so do please look for her if you live in or near The Diplocks. I can't believe she'd be far from home, but she could get behind and under outside structures, aswell as inside them, so do be thorough with your searching, and call me if you think you've found her. As you can see from the photo she is an extremely distinctive looking little soul. Thank you.   L6/2C-1/7/16   FOUND
Another cat missing in the same part of Hailsham, is PERRY from Western Road, who has been missing since the evening of 27th June. Perry is an all ginger tabby, short haired cat, who is microchipped. Though only 2/3 years old, he has a slight heart murmur, so his owners are particularly concerned for his welfare. Might you have seen him? If you are a resident in the Western Road area of Hailsham, or anywhere around there, do be vigilant. Check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case he's got trapped somewhere. We've had a lot of rain and high winds over the last few days, and he may have taken cover and accidentally got shut in somewhere. Please make contact if you've news of him.   L6/1C-28/6/16
Hailsham again, and this time the cat concerned is lost from Viburnum Way, which is part of the new development off Marshfoot Lane, near White House School. GEORGE, who is female, and is ginger and white, with long fur, has been missing from there since before 14th June. As you can see from her photo she is a very striking looking cat. If you think you've news of her l'd be very glad to hear from you. Thank you for your help.    L7/F1-28/6/16
Last to mention is PEPSI, from The Hydneye in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Long haired Pepsi is a microchipped cat, who was also wearing a black collar with a small bell on it, though this could have become detached. She's been missing since the evening of Thursday, 23rd June. I'm showing here the owner's poster, which has her contact number, should you think you've found Pepsi. You can ring me if you prefer, but do look for her if you live in her area.    L15/4H-27/6/16
I mentioned lost black and white cat Alfie last week, and am pleased to tell you that he has now been found safe and well.

26th June 2016.
A short- ish haired, black and white cat, called ALFIE, went missing on Wednesday, 15th June, from his home in Henfield Road, Hampden Park, and has not yet returned. Alfie is pictured and, as you can see, has a very subtle line of white down his nose, aswell as some much more obvious white areas.
If you live in his area, please check your sheds, garages, and any other places a cat might get trapped in. If you think you've found him, or even seen him elsewhere, please get in touch. Thank you.
L15/3G-23/6/16
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Another Hampden Park cat missing aswell is KITTY, from Croxden,Way. She's been gone since about the 12th June, and her owner is very concerned about her. Kitty, who is 8 years old, is a tabby and white, short haired lass. Unfortunately l don't have a photo to show at this point, but hopefully may be able to add one in at a later time.
Please look for any tabby and white haired cat in that area that appears lost, and ring or email me as a matter of urgency. Many thanks.   L15/2F-22/6/16
It's always good to end the column with good news, and l have to reunions to report this time:

A couple of days ago l had a report from an Eastbourne lady, who had spotted a longer haired ginger cat trapped in a yard near her home. Thankfully the cat was got out, and l encouraged the lady to borrow a cat carrier from the newer of the Cats' Protection shops in Seaside, and try and get the cat to Eastbourne Vets to be scanned, to see if it was microchipped. I now know that the cat was repeat offender Ted, from Melbourne Road, who is now very settled back home. Thank you to the CP shop for their help in facilitating the reunion.
Weirdly, the other cat now home is from very near where Ted was, and that was little indoor cat Daisy, who had escaped from her indoor home in Seaside, at the junction with Firle Road, a couple of weeks ago. Tabby and white Daisy has fared reasonably well, considering everything, but has lost weight of course, so will need to rebuild her strength. Bet she was glad to get back indoors! Her owners are certainly very happy to have her back.

19th June 2016.
A tabby cat, called TIGGER, went missing in the week, whilst in transit to a pet sitter. He was last seen in The Diplocks/Ash Court area of Hailsham on the 13th June, and he is known to still be in that area. A lot of efforts are being made to recapture him, as yet to no avail. So this appeal is to anybody living in that area that might be able to assist in getting him into a safe area, so he can be collected asap thereafter. Tigger is pictured. Thank you.
L6/2C-13/6/16
And now to MABEL, who is missing from Glen Close in Wannock/Polegate, where she was last seen on the morning of Thursday, 16th June. Mabel is all grey, short haired, with amber eyes. She's normally very homely. She's a microchipped cat, but was also in a lilac collar with a silver ID tag on it, although the collar may have become detached by now. If you live in her locality please look for this lovely cat, who is probably not far from home.    L14/1B-17/6/16
Some of you.may remember missing black cat JET, from Central Avenue in Eastbourne's Old Town, who went missing back in March, but was found some weeks later miles from home. Unfortunately, he's gone again, and has apparently been missing for over three weeks now. He is short haired, with a tiny bit of white on his chest and low belly, and he's still an entire male. However, he is microchipped, which is good, and will hopefully enable him to be got home quickly once he's been found and scanned. Please keep an eye open if you live in his area, or elsewhere, as he may have travelled.     L18/2D-17/6/16

I am pleased to say there have been some reunions to end with:
Izzy, the Siamese cat from Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, is now home.
The tabby/tortie and white lass from Downsview Way, Hailsham, is also back, as is the short haired grey female from Falmouth Close in the South Harbour at the Eastbourne Marina.
Brown tabby Bluebell, from Battle Road, Hailsham, came home in the week, and is fine and, lastly, Jeremy, the black cat that had been missing from Hyperion Avenue in Polegate, since the end of April, was found on farmland this week. So good to have some happy news.

12th June 2016.
A short haired, tabby and white cat, called Daisy, has gone missing from an "indoor home" in Seaside/Firle Road area of Eastbourne, and has now been missing since 10 p.m. on 7th June. It is very worrying as she won't have a clue where she is, and where she is of course is extremely busy indeed. She is pictured, and as you can see has a white tummy and paws, with tabby along the top of her to, and including, her tail. She's four years old, but apparently small for her age, and timid. If you live in that area please check your gardens and outside structures regularly, as she may try to find somewhere she feels safe. I would particularly like people living the other of Seaside, like Cambridge Road or the area around it for example, to look for her too. It is possible that she may have crossed Seaside when it was quieter at night, but not been able to get back. If you think you spot her, do please contact me as a matter of urgency, or take her to the branch of Eastbourne Vets by the TA barracks, which is extremely near where she's gone missing. Thank you.   L20/B3-11/6/16
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We've a lot of cats missing, but thankfully most of the ones reported to me during the week have already been found, hence a shorter column this time.

I've some very good news to report on black cat Otis, who has been missing since 27th April, from near Eastbourne prom. He showed up during the week, seems ok, and his owner is delighted.

6th June 2016.
A tabby tortie and white, short haired, female cat has been missing since 8 p.m. on the 30th May, from her home in Downsview Way in Hailsham. She's pictured, and is 2 years old, and microchipped. If you live in Hailsham, especially if it is in her particular bit of it, please be on the look out for this lovely lass. Thank you.
L6/2D-31/5/16
Another Hailsham cat at large at present, is short haired black cat, WILSON, from Lansdowne Crescent, who disappeared on Sunday, 22nd May. He's microchipped too and, though black, has just a few white hairs on his chest and tummy. He's sleek, glossy coated, and has greeny yellow eyes. Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you are in his area, or if you think you might have seen him elsewhere.
L4/5C-1/6/16
Hailsham again, and this time about BLUEBELL, who is a short haired tabby female, missing from her Battle Road home since the tail end of May. She's been known to wander before, but not for as long as this, so her owners are very concerned now for her welfare. Luckily Bluebell is microchipped. Please be vigilant, and make contact if you think you've seen her.
L6/1D-4/6/16
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A cat called HULK, who is long haired and black, has been gone since 1st June, from his home in Kings Park, which is near The Crumbles at Eastbourne, and not that far from the Marina. He's microchipped, green eyed, and normally a very home loving cat. Might you have seen him?
L17/5F-2/6/16
Lastly, as l finish this column today, l have just had a call about another long haired black cat called PURDY, who is an indoor and garden only cat that's got out! He's only been missing a matter of hours (Saturday, 4/6 at approximately 10.30) but his owners are extremely worried. He's missing from St.Anne's Road in Eastbourne, is 10 years old, and is microchipped. Please look for him if you live in that locality. He's likely to be around there somewhere, as he won't know where he is. Call me if you've possible news of him. Many thanks.

Princess from Gaudick Road, in the Meads area of Eastbourne, is now safely back home, as is Ollie from Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. Most exciting to also tell you is that black and white cat, Isis, who went missing from a new home in Lottbridge Drive, Hampden Park, at the start of last December, returned safely on the 2nd of this month. He's known to have been fed for a couple of weeks by a nice couple, who took him to the vets to be scanned for a chip, which he had, but who knows where he's been for the rest if these months. He's well though, and his owners are so pleased to have him back. A good note to end on today.

 
1st June 2016.
Missing, since the afternoon of Thursday, 26th May, is a short haired all grey cat, pictured, from Falmouth Close, in the South Harbour of the Sovereign Marina, Eastbourne. She is microchipped, and her owner is extremely concerned now so, if you live in that area, or even if you don't, please look for her, and help get her back home. Thank you for your assistance.   L17/5F-30/5/16

29th May 2016.
Unusually, l'm showing a poster made up in respect of missing ginger and white cat, OSCAR, who also went missing on 21st May, from his abode in Percival Crescent, Hampden Park. As you can see from his details, he too is microchipped. His owner has told me that he's quite a small framed cat, with short legs. Might you have seen him? Please make contact if you've possible news of him.     L15/2H-23/5/16
A short haired, dark grey tabby and white cat, called PRINCESS, has been gone since 24th or 25th of this month, from her home in Gaudick Road, which is in the Meads area of Eastbourne. Apparently she has one of her front teeth missing. She too is microchipped, so it should be easy enough to reunite her with her worried owner once she's found and scanned. Please look for Princess if you live in the Meads, or if you think you've spotted her elsewhere.    L19/6F-26/5/16

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Another tabby and white cat missing at present, this time a long haired one, is OLLIE, aka Bubbles, from Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. He's the cat pictured on the right, and l am informed that he has a very fluffy tail. He isn't microchipped, but he is in a collar which is a blue one, although this could have become detached by now, so please look more for the cat than the collar. He went missing on the morning of Friday, 27th May. Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you live in his area, and make contact with me if you think you've found him.    L20/1D-27/5/16

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PEPE, who is a short haired grey and white lad, is missing from Hood Close, Langney Point, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on the night of Wednesday, 25th May. He's pictured and as you can see has some distinctive facial markings. He's only being going out and about for a week from a relatively new home, so it's likely he'll still be around the Hood Close area somewhere, and has probably just got a bit disorientated. Please help find Pepe if you are a resident in Langney Point. Thank as always for your assistance.   L17/6E-27/5/16
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Repeat offender TED, has gone off again from his home in Melbourne Road, Eastbourne, and was he was last seen on the evening of Wednesday, 25th May. Handsome Ted, who is long haired, ginger tabby and white and, thankfully, microchipped, has apparently been behaving a bit oddly recently and may have had a scare of some sort. His concerned owner's not sure what to make of it, and is keen to get Ted safely back home as soon as possible. Please look out for this lovely boy.   L20/4B-27/5/16
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I am pleased to end with the news that Molly, who's been missing from Churchdale Road in Eastbourne since the beginning of April, has been found, and so has tabby Tibby, from Osborne Road in Eastbourne's Old Town, who was in last week's column.

There is some good news to start with today:
Rosie, the ginger and white cat, who was missing from Rise Park Gardens, Langney, has been found after several weeks. She was very thin, and not in great shape, but hopefully she will soon be fully recovered from her ordeal.
Marvin, the black cat from Kings Drive, Eastbourne, is now safely back home, as is grey cat Zlatan from Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, and pale grey tabby and white lass, Poppett, from Mortain Park, in Hailsham.
22nd May 2016.
First on this week's list is tabby cat TIBBY, who has been missing since approximately 9th May, from her home in Osborne Road, in Old Town, Eastbourne. Tibby is short haired, all tabby, and microchipped. She's known to go off for a wander now and again, but never for as long as this. If you live in the Old Town area of Eastbourne, please look for her. Check your gardens and outbuildings regularly in case you discover Tibby trapped there. Make contact with me if you think you've news of her.   L18/3D-17/5/16

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COOKIE, who is long haired and black, disappeared from his home in Poppy Close, Polegate, on Saturday, 14th May, and has not yet been found. He too is microchipped, but he was also in a luminous yellowy coloured collar, although that could have become detached by now. Poppy Close is part of the new Bluebells Estate. Please look out for this fluffy lad. His owners are very concerned.    LC9/F4-20/5/16
A lovely Siamese cat, called IZZY, remains missing from her home in Ringwood Road, Eastbourne. Like all the other cats mentioned here today, Izzy is microchipped. Might you have seen her? Please check your garages, greenhouses, sheds etc., if you live in the Seaside area of Eastbourne, and get in touch if you find her please. Many thanks.
L20/2-16/5/16

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And now to MUFTY, who is black, short haired, and missing from Hedley Way, in Hailsham, where he was last seen on 6th May. As l've said already Mufty is microchipped, but his chip may not have been fully registered. If you find a black cat that you think might be him, do get in touch with me urgently. Hedley Way is part of the new estate off Hempstead Lane, in Hailsham.    L4/5B-20/5/16
A half Siamese cat called ELSA is missing from Rosebery Avenue, Eastbourne, where she was last seen on the morning of Saturday, 21st May. She's microchipped, and is a very unusual looking blue eyed cat, as you can see from the photo of her. She has some of the dark features of a Siamese, but has a white chest, legs, feet and whiskers. She's got the strong voice of a Siamese. Please look for her. Apparently she sometimes likes to visit the area around the David Lloyd Centre, and the fields nearby. Please assist in finding her if you're in her locality, or if you spot her elsewhere. Thank you.    L15/4G-21/5/16

   
15th May 2016.
An entire male, black short haired cat, named BOO, went missing from his home in Sevenoaks Road, Eastbourne, on Thursday, 5th May, and has not yet returned. He may have got shut in a shed, garage, or some sort of outside structure, so if you live in that area, please check. He could have gone off to find a mate though, and be anywhere, so if you find a short haired black cat you think could be Boo, do get in touch. Thank you.   L16/3B-9/5/16
A cat with the unusual name of ZLATAN has disappeared from his home in Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, and has not been seen since 8th May. He's a short haired grey lad, and he's microchipped. He has a very obvious nick out of his left ear, and some very subtle striping on his tail. Brodrick Road is a long one, and the bit where Zlatan hails from is near Acacia Road and Linden Close. Please check your sheds, garages, and greenhouses if you live in that area, and make contact if you find him.   L15/3G-11/5/16
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SOX, who is a male, short haired, and black and white, has been missing for over a month now from his home in Akehurst Close, which is part of the Roebuck Estate, in Hellingly. Despite his photo he is NOT currently wearing a collar. Could you have seen him? If you have, or even think you have, do get in touch.   L5/1F-9/5/16
BELLA is missing from Boreham Street, near Herstmonceux, and was last seen at the beginning of May. She's an older lass at 12 years, and is short haired, and tabby and white, as you can see from her photo. She's from a small community, so hopefully everybody there is already aware of her being lost, and is checking their gardens and outside structures regularly. Please look for her, as it's possible she could be elsewhere by now, and not be able to find her way back home. Thank you.   LBS-10/5/16
And finally today, is POPPETT, a youngster missing from Mortain Park, on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham. She went missing on the evening of Thursday, 12th May. She's microchipped, and was also wearing a pink collar, although that could have come off by now. She's been recently spayed, and still has a very visible shaven patch on her side. She's a very pretty cat, as you can see, and her owner tells me that her tail is a much darker colour than the rest of her. Please search for Poppett, who has only recently started to be out and about, and who may have got herself very disorientated, and unable to get home. Ring me if you've news of her, or take her safely to a vet for microchip scanning. As always, thank you for your help.
L7/2F-14/5/16

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I am pleased to tell you that both Digby from Polegate, and Terry from Old Town, Eastbourne, are now found safely.
Last month l asked if anybody might offer the right home to two elderly cats who'd lived in a garden for the last nine months, one of them having recently gone blind. There has been a wonderful and unexpected outcome to their story:
Last August l appeal for help in finding a lost black cat, called Charlie, who lived in Beach Road, Eastbourne. Incredibly the now blind cat is Charlie. His owner has identified him as her cat, and as l write this, is taking Charlie, and Dianna the cat he'd formed such a strong bond with whilst missing, home with her to live out their lives.
Such an amazing story, and a very happy outcome. I hope they have a very happy life together.

8th May 2016.
A large black cat, called MARVIN, has been missing since mid April from his home in Kings Drive, Eastbourne, quite near the roundabout that goes off into Decoy Drive. Marvin is microchipped, but was also wearing a black collar with reflective yellow bits on it, although this could well become detached. He's six years old, and all black, bar a few white hairs. His home is a relatively new one, having previously lived in Anderida Road, in Lower Willingdon. He may have tried to make his way back there. Please make contact with me if you've any news on a cat that might prove to be Marvin. Many thanks.
L15/5F-6/5/16

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A long haired black cat is currently missing from Mallard Close, in Hampden Park, which is quite near the railway station. COOPER went missing on the evening of Friday, 29th April, and didn't return. He's microchipped. Might you have seen him if you live in his area? He has the odd white hair dotted throughout his coat, and apparently is not a vocal cat. Please make contact if you think you might have seen him.
L15/4H-1/5/16
Missing since 4th May is TOR, who is from Vicarage Road, in Eastbourne's Old Town. Tor has a short to medium length coat, a bit fluffy really, and he's black and white. He's also a cat that is not well, and needs medication twice daily, so it is urgent that he is found now. He currently has a shaven paw from a recent medical procedure and, thankfully, is microchipped. He's 14 years old, so is getting on a bit. He's pictured here, so please look for him if you live anywhere in his locality. Check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case he's got shut in somewhere. His owner is very worried about him as you would guess. Please help if you can.
L19/4F-5/5/16
Another cat missing in Eastbourne is OTIS, from Howard Square, which is near the seafront, off Grand Parade. Otis has been missing since Wednesday, 27th April, and is a microchipped cat, aged 15 years. He's short haired and all black, with a slim build. He never goes far as a rule, so may well still be around home. Please look for him if you are a resident in his area, or if you think you've seen a cat elsewhere that you think may be him.
L20/5A-4/5/16
Unusually l am giving more personal information away than usual today, about a cat called DIGBY, who remains missing from his home in Buckingham Gardens, off Shepham Lane in Polegate.Tabby cat Digby, who is short haired and on the left hand side of the poster shown, went missing on 23rd April, and not been seen since. As you will see the poster is written as if by Digby's companion. Fortunately Digby is also a microchipped cat, which will make it much easier to get him back home once found.Please keep an eye open for him if you live in his area, which has a lot of new houses, and some work ongoing l believe.    L9/4E-2/5/16
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JEREMY, a short haired black, microchipped cat, has gone missing from his home in Hyperion Avenue, on the Stud Farm Estate area of Polegate, where he was last seen on Friday, 29th April. He has a few white hairs on his chest, but is otherwise all black. Please look for him too. You can tell summer's coming when more cats start to be out and about and go missing. The column this week is so much bigger than the last one.     L8/5A-6/5/16

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A very lovely black kitten of only 6 months is missing from Green Street, in Old Town, Eastbourne. TERRY isn't neutered yet but he IS microchipped, which is a blessing. He's only just really started to go out, so hopefully he's just exploring his territory, and isn't too far from home. However his owner is very concerned as he's not been back home since Thursday, 5th May, and without a doubt he's vulnerable being so young. If you live in or near Green Street, please will you check your sheds, garages, greenhouses, and anywhere else that a cat could secretes itself or get trapped. It might be an idea to check underneath and behind outside structures aswell, in case he's got stuck and can't get out. Thank you for your help.   L19/3E-6/5/16

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A very lovely black kitten of only 6 months is missing from Green Street, in Old Town, Eastbourne. TERRY isn't neutered yet but he IS microchipped, which is a blessing. He's only just really started to go out, so hopefully he's just exploring his territory, and isn't too far from home. However his owner is very concerned as he's not been back home since Thursday, 5th May, and without a doubt he's vulnerable being so young. If you live in or near Green Street, please will you check your sheds, garages, greenhouses, and anywhere else that a cat could secretes itself or get trapped. It might be an idea to check underneath and behind outside structures aswell, in case he's got stuck and can't get out. Thank you for your help.   L19/3E-6/5/16

That's the column for today. I must say how good it is to see a column of cats that, though lost, are microchipped, and hopefully will be reunited quickly and easily with their respective owners, once found. Do please remember, if you move home, to update your Pet Log details. I've spent hours trying to trace people who've not done so!
1st May 2016.
Despite a very busy week on the cat front l've only one cat to tell you about. We've unfortunately had two fatalities during the week, and many other cats reported as missing who, thankfully, have been found already. I only need to tell you about MAISIE, a lovely short haired tabby lass, aged about six years. She has been missing since 23rd April, from her home in Longstone Road, Eastbourne. Normally she's moreorless an indoor cat, although she does occasionally venture outside, never going far. Her owner describes her as full figured, and she looks well covered in her photo shown here today. However she may be somewhat slimmer by now. Might you have seen Maisie if you live in her area? Or even seen her elsewhere? Do please check your gardens and outbuildings if you live anywhere in the vicinity of Longstone Road, as she may have wandered into a shed or outside structure to feel safe, but got shut in. Her owner is very concerned about her as you would guess, so please make contact with me if you think you might have news of her. Thank you.
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I've some good news to end on today: Jet, the short haired black cat missing from Central Avenue, Old Town, Eastbourne, since 17th March, has been found safe and well in Hampden Park, and is now back home. Also. fluffy black youngster, Benny, who has been missing even longer than that, from his home in Croxden Way, Hampden Park, has been found in Langney! Who knows how either of them ended up so far from their homes, but both are safe now.

23rd April 2016.
A semi long haired black cat, called JESTER, is currently missing in the area around the Pets at Home store, off Lottbridge Drove, in Eastbourne. Unfortunately Jester was on his way to the vets, within the store, on Monday, 18th April, when his carrier broke and he escaped. He is microchipped, thank goodness, and the vets and firms immediately around the store are aware that he's on the loose, and are doing their best to find him. Jester has a small patch of white on his chest, and is pictured here. It is likely that he will still be somewhere in the area where he went missing, as he won't know where he is, his usual domain being in Langney. If you think you've seen him please get in touch with me or, better still, call into Companion Care Vets, who will assist in getting him into safety, so his owners can be contacted as a matter of urgency. As you can imagine, they are very worried, so please help if you can. Thank you.
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Another black cat missing, this time a short haired one, is 17 year old Tigger (aka Tiggs), who is from Brodrick Road, Hampden Park. He disappeared on Tuesday, 19th April, and is also pictured here today. He's a thin cat, being an older one, and apparently has a good strong miaow. He's microchipped, but was also wearing a collar, which is a black one with green bits on it, though this could become detached. Please look more for Tigger himself than his collar. Please make contact if you've possible news on him.
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Black and white cat, Scarlett, who went missing during the first week of April, from Ketcham Close, in Westham, has turned up safe and well on Friday last week.
Ginger and white Rocket, missing from Magnolia Drive, Hampden Park, has been handed into a vet on Saturday, having been discovered in the Upperton area of Eastbourne! Guessing he got there in a works van or some sort of vehicle. Safely home now, thank goodness.


This is an appeal to find the right home for two lovely cats that have recently been brought in from living outside in a garden. It is thought that they were abandoned many months ago. Recently one of them has gone blind, although the vet believes there maybe some slight vision left. The female cat is a longer haired Birman, maybe Ragdoll, but nevertheless a colour point cat. The boy, who's the blind cat, is a short haired black one. They are both lovely natured cats. It is a tall order to find a safe indoor home, with the right people. These cats need to be kept together, especially as the blind one relies on the other one more now, although they were very close anyway. They're older cats too, but l know there are always good people out there who are happy to take on cats with disabilities, oldies, and cats with other issues, so might you be one of them? If you'd like to discuss this further please make contact with me as a matter of urgency. 01825 873067. Thank you.
17th April 2016.
A very handsome cat, called ROCKET, went missing on the night of Friday/Saturday, 8/9th, from his home in Magnolia Drive, Hampden Park, and has not yet been found. Rocket, who is a short haired, ginger and white cat, aged 11 years, was in a red collar when he went missing, although that could have become detached by now. Rocket is pictured, but not in the collar he is wearing at present, so do please look more for the cat than his collar. If you live anywhere in his locality please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case he's got shut in somewhere. If you think you've news if him, please make contact. Many thanks.   L15/3F-11/4/16

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If you live in or near to Rise Park Gardens, Langney, please look out for ginger and white, short haired ROSIE, who is the cat shown on the left in this photo. Rosie is microchipped, and is about 2 years old. Her owner is very concerned as Rosie has now been missing since 4th April.
Please get in touch if you've news of her. Many thanks.
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I'm pleased to tell you that Ruby, the cat who was asleep on top of a works van, which set off from Polegate to Hailsham, has been found unharmed, only 500 metres from her home earlier this week. A great relief to her owners!

10th April 2016.
A cat that's causing a lot of worry at present is GINGEE, who goes missing, gets found, and then goes off again. Gingee, who is a longhaired ginger Maine Coon cat, is from Brook Street in Polegate. She's microchipped, but was also wearing a hot pink collar, which may become detached. Her tail is a slightly lighter ginger than the rest of her, and she's timid. Please keep an eye out for her if you live in her area. Thank you.   L8/5B-7/4/16
An entire male, short haired ginger tabby cat, called BAILEY, has been missing since the 16th March, from his home in Sorrel Drive, Langney, Eastbourne. He was wearing a black collar, has a tail that's darker ginger on the tail, and the tail has been broken in the past and that shows on the area where his tails joins his bottom. He's friendly. Please check your gardens and outbuildings for him if you live in his area, and do the same with any of the cats mentioned here today.
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Unusually, there is an Alfriston cat missing this week. BLU is a short haired brindle tortie lass, aged 15 years. She disappeared from her home in KIngs Ride, Alfriston, on the night of 4th April, and has not yet been found. She's a nervous cat, and had only been at her home for three weeks, so please look for her. She may well have taken cover to feel safe. If you find her, or even think you have, please make contact.
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There's cats missing from all over the place this week, and SCARLETT is from Ketcham Close, off Peeling Lane in Westham/Pevensey. She was last seen at teatime on Monday, 4th April. She's short haired, black and white, and is microchipped. Thank you for your help in finding her too.   L10B6/6/4/16

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Another black and white short haired cat missing is MOLLY, from Churchdale Road, Eastbourne. She went missing on about 2nd April, and there are some concerns that she may have been involved in a fight with a neighbour's cat. Molly is new to the area, and it's taking her time to sort out the territory outside, and to learn to avoid other cats living in the vicinity of her home. Please make contact with me if you think you've seen her. She's pictured.   L16/6B-6/4/16

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A Hampden Park cat missing at present, and who has been missing in the past, is BOOM, from Linden Close there. Though microchipped, Boom isn't spayed and is pregnant, with babies due in the next 1- 2 weeks apparently. Boom is a long haired Maine Coon too, though she's a tortie one, with a ginger parch on her head, aswell as other gingery bits within the rest of her coat. She was last seen on Friday, 1st april. Might you have seen her? Get in touch if you think you have. Thank you.
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To end on a good note, I have just heard that Bengal cat, LUNA, who has been missing from her Polegate home since 9th March, has finally been found and got home today. There had been sightings, but she's finally back where she should be,; thinner, but OK.

4th April 2016.
A rather lovely tabby cat, called RUBY, has been involved in a rather an unfortunate event on the lunchtime of Friday, 1st April, and it's no joke! Ruby, a short haired tabby/tortie, with ginger bits within her tabby coat, was snoozing on ladders that were on the top of a smallish sized works van, outside her home in The Sidings, Polegate, which is near Lynholm Road. Her sleeping on the top of the van was not known until later, someone had seen her from flats above, and by then the van's driver had driven off in the direction of Hailsham. He almost certainly will have headed to the Cophall Roundabout to join the A22. At this moment l have no idea whereabouts in Hailsham he was heading. Hopefully Ruby will very quickly have realised she was on the move, and jumped off the top of the vehicle, or even been thrown off by the van's movement. However, there is also the possibility that she hung on for dear life, but came off on the way to, or in, Hailsham itself. She could be in either town, or between towns. She is pictured here. Please keep a close look out for her. As you will guess, her owner is extremely worried. Make contact with me if you have seen her, found her, or have any information about any cat that could prove to be her. Thank you.
P.S. The driver was heading to the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham.    8/5D-2/4/16         FOUND
A good bit of news to tell you about black cat Rosie, who disappeared from a new home in Queens Crescent, Eastbourne, at the start of January. She was found last week in Langney Point, and is very well, considering she'd been out for so many weeks.
 

27th March 2016. We've had several cats missing during the last week, but l am pleased to say that they've all been found, and safely at that. So, this week, l will just update you on some reunions:-

After over three weeks, Smudge, who was missing from Eastern Avenue, Polegate, has been found and is safely back home.
Dusky, who was missing from Normans Bay, has surprised everybody by showing up during the last few days, after nearly a month away. His owner had virtually given up hope, so was ecstatic to get him back.
One eyed Dodger, from Avondale Road in Eastbourne, surprised me, as she'd been missing for two weeks, and needed three lots of medication. I was not optimistic about her at all, so it was wonderful news to hear she'd survived, albeit needing to see the vet a bit quickly.
Lastly, black and white fluffy cat, Frankie, from Eridge Road in Eastbourne, has also returned home safe and well, and is to be neutered imminently, which will hopefully calm him down a bit and prevent him going off again.

 

20th March 2016.
A one eyed cat called DODGER, is missing from Avondale Road, Eastbourne, which is in the Seaside/Firle Road area. Dodger needs three types of medication, and time is running out if she isn't found soon. She's tortoiseshell and white, short haired, and is microchipped. She's an elderly cat, at 15 years, and her owner fears for her now, as she has been gone from her home since the evening of Thursday, 10th March. She's a small framed cat apparently, with a white bib and paws. Might you have seen her? Or do you know anything at all? Even if it's bad news, her owner needs to know. Please help if you can, especially by thoroughly checking your gardens and any outbuildings if you live in Dodger's locality. Thank you.   L20/3B-14/3/16
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All cats mentioned today are Eastbourne ones, and FRANKIE is from Eridge Road, in the Rodmill area of Eastbourne, near the DIstrict General Hospital. Frankie is a long haired, black and white lad, not yet a year old, and pictured here today. He was due to be neutered and microchipped next week, but at present is neither. He is a distinctive looking cat though, with a very bushy black tail. Please be on the lookout for him, and make contact if you think you have news.
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JET, is short haired black cat, with a tiny spot of white on his chest, who went missing on Thursday, 17th March, from home in Central Avenue, Old Town, Eastbourne. Though microchipped he's not yet neutered, and his owner tells me he's currently quite chubby. That could change of course if he's out for long. If you live in the Central Avenue area, which l know has a high population of cats, please look for Jet. He could be shut in a shed, garage, or some sort of outside structure, or he could have gone further afield to mate, and got disorientated and unable to find his way back home. So just look out for a cat that might be him- his microchip will be the decider. Thank you for your help as always.   L18/2D-19/3/16
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LUNA, a Bengal female cat, who is normally an indoor only lass, has gone missing on 9th March, from her home in Cross Street, Polegate, which is not far from the top end of the High Street. She is microchipped, but was wearing a pink glittery collar aswell, although that may have detached itself by now. She's a shy lass, and her home is a relatively new one, so she will feel very vulnerable outdoors. She may not be that far from her home, but she could be. We'll keep an open mind. As you can see from her photograph, she is a distinctive looking cat. Please help find her, and ring me if you think you have.
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A small, fluffy black kitten called BENNY, has been missing since 6th March from his home in Croxden Way, Hampden Park/Eastbourne. I hope that somebody may have discovered him and taken him into warmth and safety, but he does have a loving owner who wants him back. The other concern is that he's got trapped in, under, or behind some sort of outbuilding. If you live in his area, will you please take the time to thoroughly check your own gardens and outside structures, just in case you find him there. Please make contact if there's any chance you've news of him. Thank you.
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I am surprised and pleased to report that indoor cat, TOBY, who had jumped out of a second floor window in Victoria Drive, Old Town, Eastbourne, a month ago, has reappeared, safe and uninjured, and was taken back to his home on Friday night. Amazing!
ELLA, who l had limited details of, but was missing from Percival Road, in Hampden Park, is also back home now. So that's good too.

 
6th March 2016.
First on the lost cat list this week is DUSKY, who is short haired, all black, and missing from a road called St. James, in Normans Bay, where he was last seen on 27th/28th February. This is most unusual for him to go missing, and his owner is extremely upset about it. He's a microchipped neutered male, aged 18 months. Aswell as being 'chipped, he was in a safety collar, which was navy blue with circles on it, a bell, and an ID tag with his owner's phone number on it. The collar could have become detached by now though, so please look more for a black cat than the navy blue collar. Normans Bay is a small rural, almost wild area, right by the sea, and l would think one might spot a cat there more easily than in a built up area. So, if you are a resident there, please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly. and make contact with me if you think you may have found him. Thank you.
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WILLOW, who is a short haired, all tabby lad, aged 8, has been gone from his home in Peyton Close, Langney Point, since the morning of Thursday, 25th February. He too is microchipped. Might you have seen him if you live in his area, or even elsewhere. He has very striking markings, as you can see from his photo. Please keep an eye open for him.   L17/6F-27/2/16
SMUDGE, hopefully, is the final lost cat to mention this time, and she is missing from Eastern Avenue, in Polegate, and went awol on Sunday, 28th February. Smudge is short haired, and is white with a lot of black splodges all over her. Her owner, who is very concerned for her, has said that her eyes look like they've been eye lined with kohl pencil! I know that there are a lot of cat lovers living in that area, so if you are one of them, or even if you're not, will you please take time to check that she's not got trapped in your garden shed, or any sort of outside structure you have. Make urgent contact with me if you think you've news on this much loved lass. Thank you.   L8/4/D-1/3/16
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A black and white cat called NOODLE is apparently missing, l believe from somewhere in Langney. Unfortunately this is an appeal via Facebook, and l have extremely limited information, despite my best efforts. What l do know is that Noodle is a boy, he's black over the top of his head, along his back and on his tail. The black over the top of the head travels down over his left eye, and his right front leg has a lot of black on it. His lower face, chest, tummy and feet all appear to be white. I do have a photo which l will add to this appeal once my mobile phone is working again; unfortunately it's causing a lot of problems at the moment, not least of all not being able to access photographs!   L?-4/3/16
I am pleased to end with the news that white and ginger cat Toby, who had gone missing from a new home in Mulberry Close, in Hampden Park, was finally back home last week, after a month away. Thankfully he's alright. Also, black cat Penny, from Rangemore Close, Eastbourne, is now home too, after over a month away. A positive note to end on!

 
In the years that l've been doing this cat work, l don't recall ever having so many feral cats come our way in such a short space of time. Some are true ferals, that have never been handled in any way at all, and others are cats that have been out on the street for a long time, and have become very scared of people. Usually, with the latter group, they come round in time, and become domesticated again.
Byeways Cat Care, and myself, are really struggling with so many of this type of cat at present, as it is difficult to find suitable placements for them. It had been difficult enough this year anyway, but now there is a real emergency with 17 ferals needing to come away from where they are currently, by the end of next week! No idea what we can do with them, having had so little notice.
So, this appeal is to people who live in, or own, farms, or rural type properties where at least two of these ferals (maybe more) might be able to be go and live out the rest of their lives. We'd want to come and see you to discuss everything, as these cats would need shelter, food, water and, on occasion, veterinary treatment. They are all neutered though.
If you want to know more, please make contact with me on 01825 873067, or Jean on 01323 485564, as a matter of urgency. Thank you.

 

21st February 2016.
An elderly tabby and white, short haired cat, called SPENCER, remains missing from his home in Frenchgate Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on the night of 15th February/early morning of 16th February. He's pictured. Hope is fading now on finding him alive, as his owner found a lot of blood on the doorstep, with a trail of blood leading to a neighbour's garden. However there is no sign of Spencer, and all the surrounding area has been checked very thoroughly. His owner just wants to know what happened to him, and where his body is. It is possible a predator may have taken the body, but it's equally possible that somebody disposed of the cat when it was found deceased, although not many people would have been around at about 5 o' clock of a morning. Do you live in that area at all? Do you know anything? Has somebody spoken to you in passing about a dead cat they'd found in that area? Any information whatsoever would be most welcome, as Spencer's owner is very distressed, as you would guess. Please call if you are able to assist in finding out what happened to this much loved cat. Thank you.
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If you've time to spare on St. Valentine's Day, Sunday 14th February, do come along to Polegate Community Centre, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is a fundraising table sale on, and l am pleased that Rosie's Register is part of that this time. We've got some lovely things to sell, all to support our work with helping cats, so do support us if you can.

1st. February 2016.
A rather striking British Blue cat, called CASPER, went missing on Friday, 22nd January, from his home in Albion Road, Eastbourne, and has not yet been found. Casper has some striping on his tail and a subtle bit of striping on his forehead. The rest of him is grey and he's short haired. He was wearing a black collar, although that may have become detached by now. Albion Road is quite near Seaside and there has been a possible sighting of him on the other side of Seaside, near the Arlington Pub. Might you have seen him? Please keep an eye on your outbuildings in case he's got trapped there, and make contact if you think you might have news of him. Thank you.   L20/3B-26/1/16
An indoor cat, who has never been out before, has accidentally got out from her home in Albert Parade, Old Town Eastbourne. BELLA, who is short haired, and all black, disappeared on Monday, 25th January, but has not yet been located, although it is extremely likely that she will still be in the area of her home, which is near the Co-Op store there. She will be very frightened, and probably not coping with the dreadful weather we've been having so, if you live in that area, or are even a shop keeper in that area, will you please do all you can to find her. Check any possible places where she might try to take cover, and make contact with me urgently if you have news of her. Thank you for your assistance.   L19/2E-27/1/16
Some good news now on deaf black cat, Tom, who l mentioned last week, and who was missing from his home in Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne. I wasn't optimistic about him, as he's elderly and vulnerable, but some kind people found him and got him to a vets because he seemed disorientated, and l am happy to say he is now back home, safe and well. A good outcome!

This is an opportunity to ask people to be extra vigilant with regards to their gardens, and outside structures, just in case a cat has got trapped somewhere. In the cold weather we're having it is extra important to check regularly, as an animal will not do well for long in cold temperatures without food and water. Thank you for your time
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 17th January 2016.
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cat that's been on my lost list before is now on it again following a very nasty incident. RASCAL, who is a short haired, ginger and white lad, who's not yet neutered, disappeared on Sunday, 10th January, from near his home in The Diplocks, Hailsham. Another cat in the vicinity had just been attacked and dragged off by a dog whose owner had not got him on a lead. I believe that the Police have been made aware of this, and I hope that that is the case. Rascal ran off, understandably, and was last seen heading in the direction of Bramble Drive, under bushes. Rascal is mostly ginger, but he has a white blaze, lower face, chest and paws. He has a pale ginger blob to the right of his nose. Might you have seen him, or have any knowledge about what happened to the other cat, or even know who the dog and its owner are? Please make contact with me if you have news of Rascal or more than that. Thank you for your time.   L6/2C-13/1/16

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My namesake is first on the lost list this time. ROSIE, who is short haired and black, has been missing since 5th January, from a very new home in Queens Crescent, Eastbourne. She had been living in Eastbourne's Old Town, and l suppose there is a faint possibility that she may try to make her way back there. I think it much more likely that she is still in the vicinity of Queens Crescent, which is in the Lidl's area off Seaside. She's microchipped. She will almost certainly try to find shelter, so if you live anywhere in that area, or the Longland Road area of Old Town, please be particularly vigilant, and check your gardens and outside structures regularly. I would ask that wherever you live in Eastbourne please be on the look out for her; it'll be easy enough to get any possible match scanned to see if the microchip ties in with hers.
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11th Jamuary 2016.
I start the column this week with a cat that l've only just learned of, but who has been missing since June of last year. TJ, who is a short haired black and white cat, with very distinctive facial markings, went missing in June from Bayham Road, in Hailsham. It is known that he was found by somebody, who also lived in Bayham Road, and was taken to the Hailsham branch of Foreman and Hanna Vets, to be scanned to see if he had a microchip. He is a microchipped cat, and the vets advised the lady to take him back home, and keep him there until the owner, who they had contacted, made contact with the finder and arranged to come and collect him. It is unfortunate that when the owner made contact with the finder, TJ had got out and gone again. To this day he's not been found. So, this appeal is to anybody who recognises anything about this story, in particular the finder, who unfortunately the owner has no name for. As you can see from the photo, TJ is a cat that you'd know if you saw him, so if you have seen him, or have any news of him, please make contact with me.
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4th January 2016
We start the first column of 2016 with missing cat TIMOTHY, who has been missing since 19th December from his home in Orwell Close, Stone Cross. Timothy is short haired, black and white, and unfortunately not yet microchipped or neutered. He's just under a year old, but apparently small for his age. He's pictured; might you have seen him? Or even taken him in, not realising he has a worried owner looking for him? Please make contact with me if you think you've seen him, or know anything about him.   L10/6B-19/12/15
Now to a rather unusual looking cat, called SMOKIE, who has been missing since mid December from home in Manor Road, Hampden Park. Smokie is short haired, and predominantly white, but he is brown on his tail, over part of his back, and on the upper part of his face, which includes over his right eye. He's not yet neutered or microchipped, although hopefully that will be remedied once he's been found. Please be on the look out for this most distinctive cat, and contact me urgently if you think that you've found him, or even if you have news of him.
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I will end by wishing everybody a very happy new year, and many thanks to all that support the work we do helping cats in need.

Black and white, short haired cat, ISIS, has been missing since approximately 9th December, from a very new home in Lottbridge Drive, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Fortunately he's microchipped, and it's likely he will still be in the vicinity of Lottbridge Drive, as he won't know where he is. He's pictured, and as you will see he has very distinctive facial markings. If you happen to live in his area please look for him. Check your gardens and outbuildings regularly in case he's taken cover there. As you can guess, his owner is very worried, so please help if you can.   L15/3H-16/12/15

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This will be the last column l write for the website this year. No doubt 2016 will prove to be as busy as this year has been.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who supports the work we do. I'd particularly like to thank my lovely band of willing helpers who, like me, do it all for nothing, except for the satisfaction of helping a cat in need. It's often very draining, and exasperating, but we soldier on.
Lastly l'd like to wish them, and everybody else, a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.
Rosie

13th December 2015.
All black cat PRINCESS, has been missing from her home in Ottham Close, Polegate, since Sunday, 29th November. She's small framed, aged 2 years, and is microchipped. She's gone missing for brief periods in the past, but never for this long, and her owners are now very concerned for her welfare. Ottham Close is near Heron Ridge and Brightling Road, which are both parallel to the railway. If you live anywhere in that area, or further afield, please look for Princess, and make contact with me if you've possible news of her.    L8/5D-7/12/15
Another short haired black cat missing aswell at present, is Bo from Silverdale Road, in the Meads area of Eastbourne., who disappeared on 9th December. She has just a white spot on her chest, but is otherwise all black. She was wearing a blue fabric collar, that may or may not have ID on it. Her owner was uncertain. The collar may become detached though, so if you live in the Meads area please look for Bo, but focus more on her than the collar. Thank you.   L19/6G-10/12/15
BRODY, a short haired tabby and white, neutered male cat, has not been since since 4th December at his home in Whiffens Close, Hailsham. Fortunately Brody is microchipped. He's mostly tabby but has a white bib, some white that goes on down to his tummy area, and white feet. If you live in the vicinity of the Cacklebury Stores on South Road, you will be in the right part of Hailsham to be looking for Brody, although of course he may go away from that locality, so please keep an open mind about where he might be. Make contact with me if you think you may have found this handsome lad.    L6/3C-8/12/15
I am delighted to say that "mitten footed" cat Smudge, mentioned in last week's column, has now returned home safely.

 

 
29th November 2015.
This is the time of year where there are slightly less cats missing, as the weather is a deterrent to going out and about so much. This is good as far as l am concerned, although there have been a lot of cats found recently that have proved to be unowned, and sadly a lot of those have been older cats, with health issues. One that has come my way last week was not only elderly, but disabled too, with a very poorly leg, thought by the vet to have been from an old spinal injury.
If you have a cat missing which you've not yet reported, or you have found a stray one, do please get in touch promptly. If you've lost an oldie with a poorly leg, l'd particularly like to hear from you, as the one mentioned above was found in unusual circumstances.
Please also be extra vigilant with your gardens and outside structures, and be sure you've no stray cats trapped anywhere. With the weather as it is, any trapped animal will not do well for long without food and water. Thank you.

I am pleased to say that indoor cat, Tess, from Coppice Avenue, Willingdon, has been found safe and well.

A short haired tabby cat, called TIGGLES, went missing on the morning of Friday, 26th November, from her home in Pensford Drive, Langney, Eastbourne, and has not yet been found. Tiggles is microchipped, so it will be easy enough to identify her once found. If you live in Langney, especially if it is anywhere near Pensford Drive, please be on the look out for Tiggles. Check your gardens and outbuildings please, and make contact with me, or your nearest vet, if you think you might have news of her. Her owner is very concerned, especially with the very rough weather we're having at present. Many thanks.   L16/2D-28/11/15

 
23rd November 2015.
A short haired black and white cat, called BRIAN, has been missing since about 19th November, from his home in Lakelands Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. He's microchipped, and is normally very much a homebody. He has an interesting white moustache, which is a lopsided looking one, aswell as white chest tummy and paws. The rest of him is black. He's pictured. If you live anywhere in his area please look for him. Check your gardens and outbuildings, in case he's got trapped. Thank you.
L16/4A-21/11/15

 
15th November 2015.
A tabby and white cat called BLUE, went missing at the start of the month from his home in Sorrel Drive, Langney, Eastbourne. Blue, who is short haired, has been known to go off for a few days in the past, but has always eventually returned safely. This time he hasn't and his owner is extremely concerned for his welfare. He's pictured here, and is the cat at the top of the photograph. He has a white chin and chest area, white paws, and an orangey pink nose. Please look for him if you are in his locality, or if you think you may have seen him elswhere.    L16/1B-9/11/15
An all black, short haired cat, called BOYBOY, has been missing since 31st October, from his home in The Willows, Upper Horsebridge. BoyBoy was in a black collar with a " cat flap access" magnet on it, although this could all have become detached by now. Even all of his whiskers are black! He's wary of strangers, which is no bad thing, and where he lives is very near the part of the Cuckoo Trail which goes between Horsebridge and Hellingly. Might you have seen him? His owner is extremely concerned now, so please be on the lookout if you live in the Horsebridge area, and kindly check your gardens and any outbuildings. Thank you.   L4C4-9/11/15

I am still waiting for full details of a short haired, black and white cat, called WHISKERS, who has apparently been missing since mid October, from home in Eastbourne Road, Willingdon. I know that the cat is female, but until the owner makes contact l will not have all the details l need for this website. However, if you find a black and white female cat, with short fur, and it looks to be lost, it could be Whiskers, so please either get in touch with me, or get the cat securely to your local vets to be scanned. Thank you for your assistance.   CL19E1-11/12/15

 
8th November 2015
Next up, two more youngsters, BEAR and BELLA, both missing, since 1st November, from the Linden Close/Maywood Avenue area of Hampden Park. Bella is apparently a silver tabby, and BEAR, pictured, is a fluffy black one. Bella was apparently wearing a black collar with an ID tag on it. Again, if you live in that area of Hampden Park, please be vigilant, and make contact with me if you think you've news on either of them.    L15/2G-3/11/15
I don't know whether fireworks or Halloween are a factor, but there is still another Hampden Park to mention this time. Though older, at one year, POPPY is apparently very small, and is missing from her home in Brampton Road, Hampden Park, which is very near to the Hampden Park rail station. Poppy is grey, short haired and, fortunately, microchipped. What is most distinctive about her though is that she has no tail; just a stump. Please look for her if you live near her home, or elsewhere. The fact she has no tail makes her very noticeable. Thank you for your help.   L15/4H-6/11/15

 
5th. November 2015.
A cat who has been missing since the start of October, is very handsome lad SHADE, from Cavalry Crescent in Eastbourne's Old Town. He's short coated, tabby and white, and is microchipped. Unfortunately he isn't yet neutered, so that may explain why he's not yet returned home. If he's off chasing the girls he may have got hopelessly lost and disorientated, so please look out for him, even if you're not a resident local to his area. However, he's also a very friendly young lad, and it's possible that somebody has already found him and taken him in as their own, not realising that he has a very worried owner already. It goes without saying that if you do live in or near Cavalry Crescent, that you please check your gardens and outbuildings in case he's got shut in somewhere. Please make contact if you've any news of him. Many thanks.   L18/2D-25/10/15
 I am pleased to finish by saying that Gucci, the black cat that was missing from Beatty Road, Langney Point, that l mentioned in my last column, has returned home safely on Saturday morning, Halloween of course. Very good news!

 
25th October 2015.
Missing from Arundel Road, Eastbourne, since Monday, 18th October, is a short haired white cat called MRS. WHITE. She's microchipped. If you live anywhere in her part of Eastbourne, or further afield, please look out for her. White cats are not commonplace, so she'd stand out. Please make contact if you think you've found her.
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19th October 2015.
A neutered male cat, who is actually named NELL, is missing from his brand new home in Finistere Avenue, Eastbourne, where he was last seen in the early morning of 15th October. Nell is a long haired tabby and white cat, that is fortunately microchipped. He has a white chin and tummy, one of his legs is totally white, but the rest of him is tabby. His tail is apparently long and fluffy. It's likely, as he won't know where he is, that he will still be somewhere around Finistere Avenue, which is off Viking Way, in the area behind Asda at The Crumbles and Langney Point. Please be on the lookout if you live anywhere there, and make contact if you think you've seen him.
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The next cat to mention today is BUDDY, who disappeared from his home in The Thatchings, Willingdon, early on 12th October. Buddy is black and white, short haired, and is microchipped. He has a white bib and socks, but most distinctive about him is his white chin, which has a black spot on it. The Thatchings is opposite the Tesco shop on the main A22 road at Willingdon. If you live anywhere there please look for Buddy, whose owner is very concerned now. Check your gardens and any outside structures please, in case he's got trapped there. Many thanks.
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11th October 2015.
SKYLAR, who went missing earlier this year, and was eventually found, has gone again! She disappeared from her home in Colwood Crescent on 26th September and has not been found this time.
Skylar is a short coated blue tortoiseshell, who is pictured. She's a grey cat with some gingery bits in her coat, and she has four stripes at the end of her tail. She has a squint in one eye and, at present, she also has a scab/sore under her chin on her throat area. Have you seen her do you think? She's an unusual looking cat.
Please get in touch if you think you've seen her.
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I'd like to end by telling you that long haired black cat, Shadow, who went missing on 7th September, from The Diplocks in Hailsham, was found in the week. She was discovered in an attic space in a neighbour's home. How she survived l don't know, but she has, albeit that she's not in very good shape having lost a great deal of weight. Hopefully she will eventually fully recover from her ordeal. Her owner's so delighted to have her home.


My apologies to anybody who went along to the sale and coffee morning at Polegate's Community Centre Saturday morning, and discovered we weren't there this time. Unfortunately, due to illness l was unable to go ahead with it, which was disappointing, as we had a lot of lovely things to sell, and everything was ready to roll. Best laid plans....! With or without us there it no doubt went as well as it always does. Hopefully we'll be able to do something else before Christmas, and l will let you know when there's a definite date and venue in place.

10th October 2015.
So now to lost cats, which at this point is fortunately only the one, MAUD. She is a very pretty, short haired black and white lass, aged about 4 years. She's been missing from Millstream Gardens, Wannock/Polegate, since 17th September. She's microchipped. Might you have seen Maud, who has very interesting markings on her feet? If you live in her area, please check your gardens and outside structures, just in case Maud has got trapped there. Please make contact with me if you've any possible news of her. Thank you.
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On Saturday, 3rd October, we will once again be part of the regular event held at the Polegate Community Centre to raise funds to help cats, so do please come along if you can. It's on from 10-12 noon, and is always a very happy occasion. Hope to see you there.
27th September 2015.
Also pictured is DAVE, who is technically not in my area, but so close to it that it would be churlish not to mention him. He is a very handsome ginger tabby and white, short haired cat, aged 4, who has been missing for about five weeks from his home in Darp Lane, Ripe. As with the other cats mentioned today, Dave is microchipped. Dave had been living in Alfriston earlier this year, so l suppose there is the faint possibility that he might have tried to make his way back there. I doubt it though, but if you live in Ripe, or Alfriston, or anywhere in between, please be vigilant. Dave is a striking looking cat; please look out for him. Many thanks.   Ripe-20/9/15
There have been a couple of happy reunions to mention:

Sooty, who was missing from Mabel Way, Hailsham, and had been missing since 7th July, is now home, having been found living around a house near Hailsham Market.
And Button, who'd gone missing on 22nd August, from a temporary home in Woodside Way, was finally found on Friday, 25th September, and is now safely back with her owner. A happy outcome for both.


Firstly, l want to tell you that Asda in Hailsham have us as one of their three charitable causes at present, which will be until the end of October. This is the green counter fundraising there, and thank you to the kind person who has nominated us.
Secondly, the column this time will be the last one for at least two weeks, although l will try to maintain Facebook daily. With Facebook it would help, where possible, if people with missing cats could place their own appeals onto the "posts by visitors", but private message me their contact phone numbers, should l need to reach them urgently.
I think most people that know me well, would say l try hard to stay in touch, and care about, my friends and family, whilst doing a lot on the cat front at the same time. Without a doubt if l didn't have my brilliant helpers, who have become valued friends too, l wouldn't be able to do any of it anyway. Nevertheless, it is never that easy, there's a lot of it, and l often feel l speak as much, if not more, to complete strangers, than l am sometimes able to do with my friends. Because of several different situations involving friends who are in real difficulty at present, l am overstretched and not coping as well as l would like. There's just too much pull from all directions, and it's causing problems all round. I hope that in month or so things will ease a bit but, meanwhile, l hope you will know l'm doing the best l can in the current circumstances.

14th September 2015
FIFI, a long haired tortie and white lass, aged 2 years, disappeared on about 5th September, from her home in Cavalry Crescent, Old Town, Eastbourne. Fifi's a microchipped cat, but was also wearing a collar, thought to be a pink one, with a bell on it. This could have become detached by now, so please focus on Fifi rather than her collar. Make contact with me if you think you might have found her.   L16D6-9/9/15

There are three reunions to mention:-
Lilley, from Hampden Park, who went missing in May, is now home. She had clearly been shut in with somebody, as her claws were long, and she was a lot fatter!
Suki, from Chichester Close, has also been found, but in less good shape and, lastly, Romulus, who went missing early last month from home in Chamberlain Road, Old Town, Eastbourne, is finally home, after many sightings along the way.

30th August 2015
TOMMY, who escaped from his temporary home in Station Road, Hailsham, on 24th August, having only been there for three days. Tommy is tabby and white, short haired, and normally an "indoor cat". He will struggle to cope with being outside, especially with the awful weather we've had recently, and it is likely he will try to find shelter and some sort of safety in the Station Road area. The section of that road to focus on is near The Mount. Tommy is a nervy cat anyway, and will be very scared l expect. He's mostly tabby, but apparently has white paws, some white on his face, and a bit of white on his tummy. If you happen to discover a cat that looks something like that, especially if you live anywhere in or near Station Road, Hailsham, please get in touch immediately. Thank you.   L7E7-25/8/15
 
23rd August 2015.
I always forget how difficult this time of year gets: lots of lost cats, many found strays, and kitten time! It's relentless, exhausting, and much of it extremely frustrating, especially with the people who ask for help with cats that need help, and then won't respond to messages of any sort! Room 101 beckons!
Anyway, that apart, there have been some reunions to mention:
Ravenko, from the Sovereign Marina's South Harbour, has been found, in part with the help of a very nice fisherman who phoned me a few nights ago, and who was able to tell me where he thought Ravenko was hiding up. The following morning his owner had located him.
Also Mouse, from Beechy Avenue, Old Town, Eastbourne, and Pippin, from Mountfield Road, Hampden Park, were found safely during the week.
There are a lot of cats missing at the moment though, so please help if you can with finding the following:-

A light brown tabby female cat, called BELL, went missing on the night of 18th August, from her home in Maresfield Drive, Pevensey Bay. Worryingly, Bell, is 19 years old, deaf, and frail. She's normally very much a home body, and her owners are extremely concerned for her safety. Bell is skinny, and has just a bit of whiter fur under her chin and around her mouth. Could you have seen her if you live in her area? Please make urgent contact with me if you've any possible news of her..
L12B3-19/8/15

BISCUIT, who is an all ginger, short haired female cat, aged 8 years, has been missing since Wednesday, 19th August, from her home in Parkfield Avenue, Hampden Park. She too is normally a home loving cat, and her owner is worrying whether she is alright, especially in the current hot temperatures. If you are a resident living anywhere near her, please check your outbuildings regularly, to make sure she has not got shut in somewhere. Without water, in this heat, a cat, or other animal, will not survive for very long, so do be extra vigilant.   L17F2-21/8/15

 
Another Old Town, Eastbourne cat missing is MILO, from Avard Crescent, who has not been seen since about 10th August. Milo is all black with short hair and, as he's only very recently been neutered, still has a shaven patch on one of his front legs from that procedure. He's microchipped, but was in a red collar aswell. This almost certainly may be off him by now, so please focus on the cat rather than the collar. Please call if you've news of him.
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16th August 2015.
An all tabby, short haired cat, called TOMKINS, is currently missing in Lower Willingdon, where he was last seen on
8th August. He's a older lad, whose tummy is lighter in colour than the rest of him, and his home is quite near The
British Queen pub. Please look for Tomkins if you live anywhere in that area.   L16D1


This ginger and white, longer haired cat, called GARF, remains missing from his home in Hazelwood Avenue. Unfortunately Garf has
brain damage, and twitches his head. He's been missing since last month, but we can't give up on him yet Might you have seen him?
Please make contact if you think you have. His owner's distraught- L17F1-22/7/15

 

5th July 2015

Missing in Stone Cross, since the late afternoon of Friday, 3rd July, is TEDDY, who had just been to the vets there, but in fact is from several miles away. In fact he lives near me and l know him, and his owner, quite well. Teddy is an older, short haired, all tabby cat, who has no ID. His owner is distraught, and is making every effort to get him home. He ran into undergrowth quite near the vets in Stone Cross, and it's likely he is still there somewhere, as he won't have a clue where he is. I intend to go there myself later, to see if he can be located. If you live in that area, please be on the look out for Teddy. With the hot weather, lack of food, and lack of water around, he will not do well for long. Please help if you can. The vets at Stone Cross have been told about this situation, and l am sure will be very happy to take him in while his owner is contacted to collect him. Thank you.
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A very unusual looking, long haired brown cat, called LILY, has been missing since 22nd June, from her home in Commercial Road, central Eastbourne. She's microchipped, but was also in a black collar with a bell on it, which could have become detached. She's a small framed cat, who rarely goes far from home, so her owner is understandably very concerned now. Might you have seen Lily? She's a striking looking cat as you can see. Please be vigilant if you live anywhere in her area, or elsewhere, and make contact if you think you've found her. Many thanks for your help.   L21F2-4/7/15

At least l can end the column with some good news- Lynx, the tabby cat that was missing from Gainsborough Crescent, in Langney, was found safe and well, and seemed none the worse for her venture into the unknown.

 

28th June 2015

Missing from Millstream Gardens, in Wannock, near Willingdon, is HARRY, who is short haired and all black. Apart from being microchipped, Harry is easily distinguished as he has one green eye, and the other is an orangey rust colour. Might you have seen him? He has been gone from home for more than ten days now, and his owner is extremely worried about him. If you live in his area, or elsewhere, please look out for this rather distinctive cat, and make contact with me if you've possible news.   L8B5-16/6/15

A very handsome brown tabby cat, called BANJO, is missing from his home in Stanier Street, Hailsham, which is part of the new development off Hempstead Lane. He went missing on 18th June, and has not yet returned. He is short haired, almost totally the brown tabby, but he does have a medallion of white on his chest. He's microchipped. If you live in his locality please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case he's got trapped somewhere. It is always a concern about there being no access to water, but especially so in this hotter weather. Please make contact if you've any news on this lovely boy.
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The next cat to mention is GINGE, who is a long haired ginger and white cat from the Beachlands area of Pevensey Bay. He may possibly have been found by now. I am not sure, as although his owner emailed me to say he'd gone missing, she has not responded to my request for more information. He has some white under his chin, and on his chest so, if you happen to find what looks to be a stray, and it matches that description and the picture shown here, please contact me and l will do my best to reach his owner.   LC12C3-21/6/15

ANGEL is an elderly cat of 16 years, who went missing on the night of 20th June, from her home in Jevington Road, Wannock, and not come back. Angel is black and white, short haired but fluffy looking, and is black and white. She is a very interestingly marked cat with the black patch over her eye, and blob of black on her nose. She's microchipped, but was also wearing a blue flowery collar, with a magnet on it which allows access to the cat flap at her home. It is possible the collar may have become detached, so please look for Angel more than her collar. Because of her age Angel is vulnerable, so please look for her if you live anywhere in her area, and call if you have possible news of her. Her owner is extremely concerned now.           L8A6-23/6/15

   
 

There is good news and some bad, to mention this week. The good is that we had a very good day at the Music in the Park event last Sunday, at Willingdon. The weather was wonderful, we sold a lot, and made just under 150. I am particularly grateful to Terry and Ellen for their contribution to what turned out to be a smashing day.
The bad news is that something unusual has happened which is going to mean our funds are completely wiped out, and more funds will be needed urgently. So this is an appeal for money really, which l'm not at all comfortable with, but have no choice but to make it. Hopefully people that we've helped with cat related problems in the past, of which there are very many, may be willing to assist us, even if only in a very small way. I will explain what has happened. Some of you who are Facebook followers may have already seen an appeal that I have put out recently about a stray cat found and reported to me, that has proved to be microchipped-to Italy! To be honest, over the years I've had several cats that have had foreign microchips, and with the help of European databases, vets here, and other sources, l've always been able to trace the owners, who've always been here in the UK, and the owners have simply not updated their Pet Log details. It' s frustrating, and often very time consuming, but we've always got there in the end.

With this particular cat, who is now safely off the street, there has been no conclusion, and almost certainly won't be, if an owner doesn't come forward, and as yet they haven't. For that reason, and because the cat may have come into this country by accident, no chances are being taken. The cat is to go into quarantine, a legal requirement, and we will have to foot the bill for that which will be 400. I totally accept that that is the right thing to do, but we will have to find the money for this after a period of three weeks has elapsed. So this is an appeal for financial assistance, but it is also an appeal to anybody who has a cat that was microchipped in Italy, and is missing to come forward. I am not going to give details of the cat here, as I want the owner, if there is one, to be telling me all the details, so I can be absolutely sure the cat is returned to the correct person. Thank you for you time reading this, and if you are able and willing to assist us I would be most grateful. Now to our currently lost cats:-

 

14th June 2015
An appeal for help in finding two kittens who have gone missing from their home in Sandbanks Grove, in Hailsham. They've not been seen since Wednesday, 10th June, and the children of the family there are very upset, so please do help with this if you can. If you live in the Sandbanks area of Hailsham, which is off Ersham Road, and happen to come across one or both of these youngsters, please get in touch immediately, and l will alert the worried owner. I am hoping to show you a picture of the kittens as soon one arrives with me, as at present I have limited descriptions of them to tell you.    L7D8-13/6/15

 

I am pleased to end the column today by telling you that Shandy, from Peelings Lane, Westham, Ally, from Jubilee Drive, Polegate, and even Stripey, who'd got out the minute she arrived at her new home in Wellsbourne Road, Stone Cross, are all safely home, which is very good news.

 

Before l tell you about the cats currently missing, l would like to let you know that we are part of the Music in the Park event this Sunday, 7th June, at the Huggets Lane field, Willingdon, from Noon - 4.30pm. Hopefully the weather will be kind, as it's a great event, with lots to see and do. As usual we've some good things to sell, and we're hoping to raise some much needed funds, so come along if you can, and hope that the weather holds!

 

7th June 2015

Pure coincidence l am sure, but there is also another cat missing from The Mill estate, this time from Kensington Way there. MERLOT, an all tabby, short haired cat, escaped immediately from his new home, and has not yet been retrieved. There have been some sightings of him, and as he's so new there, it is highly likely that he'll stick around the area as he won't know where he is. Luckily, he too is microchipped. Please keep an eye open for him, check your outside structures regularly, and hope that he'll be found safely very soon.    LC9E2-4/6/15

Next up is CEDRIC, who went missing on Wednesday, 3rd June, from his home in Beach Road, Eastbourne. Cedric is a lovely looking short haired, ginger tabby and white lad, who has not yet been neutered, so he may go further afield. He was in a black and yellow reflective collar, although this may become detached. He is known to be brave and inquisitive, so l hope that he hasn't got into trouble. He's pictured here, and you will see that he has very distinctive markings, in particular the ginger tabby blob over the nose and mouth area. If you live anywhere in his locality, or further afield, please look for Cedric, and ring me if you've any news.   L18C6-4/6/15

   
   
I am pleased to tell you that black cat Magic, who was missing from Collingwood Close, Eastbourne, is now safely home.

 

17th May 2015.
The village of Friston is not really my patch, but it's pretty close to the boundary of it, which is why l am happy to appeal today for help in finding JINX, a tortie and white, long haired lass, who went missing from The Brow, in Friston, on Friday, 1st May, and has not yet returned. She's microchipped, and l have her pictured here today. Might you have seen her? Please make contact if you have or, alternatively, take her securely to a vet to be scanned for her microchip. The vets will then do the rest in reuniting her with her owner. Thank you.   L23B4-5/5/15

We seem to have cats missing from all over the place this week, and EDDIE, is missing from a fairly new home in Gournay Road, Hailsham, which is part of the new-ish estate off Hempstead Lane. He disappeared on Sunday, 3rd May, but had only been at his home for four weeks, having lived prior to that in Swan Road, Hailsham. He's short haired, black and white, and microchipped. He has a lovely set of white whiskers, and some touches of white below and either side of his nose. His upper chest has some white on it too, and there maybe other areas of white, but l'm dealing with a relative of the owner so have not perhaps got quite such a full description of him as l would normally have. There are concerns that where Eddie lives is very near the A22 road, but hopefully he is safe, and just got shut in a shed or similar structure. If you happen to live in the Hempstead Lane area, please be vigilant, check your gardens and any outbuildings, in case you discover Eddie there.
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White and ginger tabby, short haired cat, TOM, has been missing for the last five days, from his home in Langney Rise, Eastbourne. He's not yet neutered, so although it is most likely that he's got shut in somewhere in the high winds we're currently having, it is also possible that he may have gone off to find a mate, so please look out for him wherever you are. Tom is predominantly white, with a lovely stripey ginger tail. He also has some little ginger tabby patches on his forehead, on his side, back of neck, and more besides. He's pictured though, so you can see this lovely lad for yourselves. If you think you've seen him, please make contact urgently. Thank you as always for your help with Tom, and all the other cats mentioned here today.   L18D2-9/5/15

I am pleased to end today's column with the news that Merlin, the grey and white cat missing from Seaford Road, in Eastbourne, was found after three weeks, in Ashford Road, near the railway station! How he got there we'll never know, but he's now safely back where he should be with his delighted owners.
Also safely back home is black and white Harvey, from Firle Road, whose owner is also very happy.

 

26th April 2015.

A short haired black cat, called KITTY, is missing from Brydges Close in Eastbourne, where she was last seen on about 10th April. I have only learned about her this week, and am hoping that she's not got trapped in an outside building all this time. For that reason l would be really grateful, if you live anywhere in that area, if you would check your outside structures, such as garages, sheds and greenhouses. If Kitty is shut in somewhere, time is of the essence to find her.If you think that you might have found her, please make contact. Thank you.   L18B5-20/4/15

 

I am pleased to say that there are five reunions to mention this week. They are as follows:

White, indoor cat, Casper, from Mill Road, Eastbourne, was found safely a couple of days ago, and not far from home. Though a bit thinner, he's fine, and is now going to be neutered and microchipped.
Leo, the 18 year old tabby cat, missing from home in Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, came home safely, and Tabitha, the tabby and white lass with the stumpy tail, missing from near the Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham, was also found this week, and is fine.
Black and white, long haired cat, Alfie, who has no paw on one foot, and was missing from the Hazelwood Avenue area of Hampden Park, was found safely on the 19th and, lastly, tabby and white cat, Jackie, who was due to be neutered, was in the end found in time for her surgery.All good news to end on today.
And last but not least, is ANGEL, missing from Union Close, in Hailsham, which is in the Hawks Road area there. She was last seen on Tuesday afternoon. Angel is a predominantly white, short haired cat, but she has a pale gingery brown tail, feet and ears, and pale blue eyes. She's small, and wary of strangers, which is probably no bad thing these days. Might you have seen a cat like her? Please make contact if you see her, or have any useful information. Her owner is very worried. Thank you.
L6D3-16/4/15

13th April 2015     I am pleased to say that our table sale in Stone Cross did take place, although it was briefly a bit uncertain whether it would. Very enjoyable, though less people out and about because of the weather, which of course got better later in the day! We made nearly seventy pounds, which was much needed as the coffers were very low.

I have been totting up the number of cats that we've been party to reuniting in the last year, meaning from April of last year till the end of March this year. Not bad at all at 173 cats! That does not take into account the number of proven unowned strays, and "rehomes" we've assisted with, which is nearly as many.
Missing at present from Seven Sisters Road, in Willingdon, is BETSY, who was last seen on the evening of Monday, 6th April. Betsy, whose owners are distraught, is a young, short haired brindle tortie, who still has slightly shorter fur on her side from when she was spayed. She is microchipped, and of small build. The picture shown of her is a few weeks old, and she is a bit bigger than that now, but nevertheless small. On a back paw the fur is a light browny colour like caramel. We've had Easter, and school holidays, so there is a possibility that she has sneaked in somewhere where people have gone away, and not realised she was there. If you live in that area, especially if you have been away, will you please make every effort to check your gardens and any outside buildings, just in case Betsy is there. As she is small it is possible she could get wedged behind or under something so please do all you can to be thorough when you look, and call me if you think you've found her or, alternatively, get her securely to your nearest vet to be scanned.   L8D6-8/4

The other cat to mention today is DAISY, who is a ginger tabby cat missing from Park Close, in Eastbourne. She went missing on 6th April aswell, but early in the day. She is normally an indoor or garden only cat, so her owners are very worried too. Thankfully she is microchipped, so it will be easy enough to identify her once she's been found and scanned for a 'chip. Unfortunately l am not in possession of a photo of Daisy, but she has been described to me as small and delicate. l think it likely that Daisy is still somewhere in the Park Close, so if you live in that locality please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case you find her there. Thank you.   L20D2-6/4/15
   
I have had a few cats reported missing during the week, including a nine week old kitten, but thankfully all have been found safely.
So, instead this time, l am going to share a posting that has been on Facebook during the week, which is most disturbing, but unfortunately something l'm aware of, and which ties in to some degree with a piece l wrote here last October about Free to Good Home advertisements, and the dangers attached to them.

This is in particular with regard to dog fighting, which in itself is disgusting and cruel. This is not just about cats though; it's dogs too, and maybe even other animals.
You will see here the posting itself, which was placed on Facebook by Missing Pets Peterborough UK, who asked everybody to share the posting as far and as widely as possible, to "make everyone aware of this all over our country. It may save lives."
I shared the posting on Facebook, and wanted to share it here to. I am not being alarmist, but people do need to know about this.

These are the words quoted from a dog fighter:
"The hardest thing is to get enough dogs and cats to use as bait during training. One good source is to check the local newspapers for ads that offer a pet dog or cat for free...My wife dresses up neatly and collects them for me. If that source is running dry, l just hire some local gang kids to fetch me dogs and cats. They scour the backyards and alleys and take whatever number of animals we need. They make sure that they leave the doors or gates open, so people just believe that they accidentally left them unlatched and that's how their animals got out and got lost.

I hope that, by bringing this to your attention, if you didn't realise this sort of thing goes on, that you will make absolutely sure that, should you need to rehome your pet, that you use a reputable organisation to help you, or at least to give you advice. As l've said before on this subject, people aren't always what they seem.
Make sure you have your cats and dogs microchipped, and PLEASE keep your address and phone details kept by Pet Log up to date. Keep your cats in at night if you possibly can, or make sure that they are at least able to get indoors quickly and easily should they need to. Try not to leave your dogs tied, but unattended outside shops.

If you are reading this please make sure you tell others about it. We may not be able to stop these lowlifes, but we can hopefully make it a bit more difficult for them, by being extra cautious, and as protective of our pets as possible.
Thank you for your time.