Hero cat goes walkabout
A HERO cat which ignored its natural instincts to save a lost parrot is today himself at the centre of a missing pet hunt.Whiskers the black-and-white cat is missing from his Walton home, just four weeks after he entered the limelight for rescuing Sid, the African grey parrot.
A HERO cat which ignored its natural instincts to save a lost parrot is today himself at the centre of a missing pet hunt.
Whiskers the black-and-white cat is missing from his Walton home, just four weeks after he entered the limelight for rescuing Sid, the African grey parrot.
The three-year-old feline appeared in the Evening Star with owner Fleur Diggines after Sid's owners Linda and David Whitaker praised him for treating the much-loved bird so kindly.
The seven-year-old parrot had flown more than half a mile from the Whitakers' home in Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, and was close to open countryside when Whiskers found him and took him inside to Mrs Diggines.
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Now Whiskers' disappearance has left the Diggines family in a flap.
"We last saw him on the September 18," Mrs Diggines said.
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"He was fed that morning and we haven't seen him since then. He's normally always around.
"We were ringing everywhere. We tried the vets; we put posters up as well.
"The children are really upset."
The Diggines family is hoping Whiskers' high profile in the area might help him to be traced.
"It's a bit ironic really," Mrs Diggines said.
"People kept joking saying he's gone to London for some more of the limelight."
However the family is worried Whiskers may have been injured.
"The worst thing is not knowing what has happened. It's the worry that he's trapped somewhere or been hurt," Mrs Diggines said.
Whiskers was wearing a red collar with a capsule containing his name and owner's address.
Anyone who knows where Whiskers is can call Mrs Diggines on 01394 286444.
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