Owners fear rare missing cat, Freddie, has been stolen

MISSING: Freddie the cat.
MISSING: Freddie the cat.

The “devastated” owners of a missing cat in Lavenham say they are concerned he has been stolen.

Freddie, a seven-month-old Norwegian Forest cat, has been missing for more than two weeks.

His owners Gay Hutchings Clegg and husband Bill have put up posters and organised a search for Freddie, who has grey and white fur with unusual “spectacle” markings on his face.

“We are absolutely devastated,” said Gay, who lives in High Street.

“We are so concerned. Maybe he looked lost and someone picked him up. We just dread to think he may have been stolen. If anyone saw anything we would be so grateful if they would let us know.

“Everyone has been wonderful helping in the search.”

She added that Norwegian Forest cats were rarely seen in Britain, and the couple’s other cat, Harry, who is Freddie’s brother, had been pining for him.

“Harry is so upset, too,” added Gay. “He has been walking through the house and garden calling out. He misses Freddie terribly.

“We have asked everyone to search their sheds, especially in the allotments behind us, but there has been no trace of him. We desperately want him back.”

A £50 reward is being offered for the return of Freddie.

Contact Gay on 07770881960.