Darcy's disappeared in to the snow

A CAT'S owners were left snow blind when their curious kitten dashed out into a fall of white weather.Darcy the kitten is part-white and was camouflaged when Louise and Terry O'Brien began their search.

A CAT'S owners were left snow blind when their curious kitten dashed out into a fall of white weather.

Darcy the kitten is part-white and was camouflaged when Louise and Terry O'Brien began their search.

Mr O'Brien, of Clearwing Close, Pinewood said their six-month-old pet had been driven round the twist by the curious site of the world cloaked in white.

And when Mrs O'Brien opened the front door, Darcy dashed out to investigate and hasn't been seen since.


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The concerned couple have been searching for the adventurous absentee she made a dash for it on Tuesday morning .

Leaflets are being put up around the area and the O'Briens are even willing to pay a reward for the return of their precious pet.

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But with the thaw being slow, the task of finding the kitten is made all the more difficult.

Mr O'Brien said: "She was really curious because she's never seen snow before.

"She's only six months old so this is her first winter."

Darcy came to the O'Brien household from the litter of a cat owned by Mr O'Brien's brother.

And now they are desperate to return her to the warmth of her home.

Mr O'Brien said: "She was just bewildered by all the snow. She wouldn't normally run out but as soon as my wife opened the door she disappeared."

An RSPCA spokesman said pets should be protected during the cold snap and it was not unusual for them to be confused by snow.

She said: "Some of them don't like the feel of the snow under their paws, but they will normally run back inside if they aren't comfortable.

"Young animals should be kept indoors, particularly if they are nervous.

"And if pets do go missing it's worth checking neighbours' garages and sheds because they will usually try and find a way out of the cold."

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