Rosies Register is now on
|26th July 2016.
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
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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
|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
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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?
|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.
|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.
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
|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.
|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
|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
|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:
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.
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
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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
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.
|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
|1st May 2016.
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.
|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.
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
|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
|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
|17th April 2016.
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
|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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
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.
The driver was heading to the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham.
|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
After over three weeks, Smudge, who was missing from
Eastern Avenue, Polegate, has been found and is safely back home.
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
|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.
|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
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.
|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.
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!
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.
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.
|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.
|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
|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!
|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
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
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.
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.
|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
|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
| 17th January 2016.
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.
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.
|11th Jamuary 2016.
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
|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
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
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.
|13th December 2015.
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.
|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.
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.
|23rd November 2015.
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.
|15th November 2015.
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.
|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
|5th. November 2015.
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.
| 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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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
Please get in touch if you think you've seen her.
|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.
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.
|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
|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
|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
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
|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:-
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
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
|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
|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..
|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
|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.
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
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
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