Pet owner offers £2,000 reward for missing cat
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After three years putting up posters and scouring the internet, a woman from Hemblington is offering a hefty reward for the return of her missing pet.
Toni Clarke is offering a £2,000 reward for the safe return of her missing Siamese cat, Clooney.
The seven-year-old feline went missing on June, 13, 2013, from Mrs Clarke's home.
And even though Clooney is micro-chipped, unless the animal is taken to a vets and scanned, he cannot be returned to her.
Mrs Clarke said: 'I haven't given up hope. It is quite likely that disorientated and hungry pets are taken in as strays by well-intentioned people. Without anyone realising he is loved and has a home, they might not take him and get him scanned.'
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Positive that her beloved pet is still alive, she is hoping someone has seen – or is caring for – him.
'He is priceless to us, but he isn't worth anything if someone were to steal him and sell him – he can't be used for breeding.
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'I have a few theories about what could have happened to him... A delivery van was at my home and I wonder if my boy Clooney got into the van and jumped out somewhere else.'
A cat flap with a sensor meant that the animal was unable to go out at night.
'Another possibility is that he was stolen,' she added. 'I live in a very rural area, so there isn't any risk of him being hurt by a passing car.'
Flyers of the distinct grey bodied cat with a dark brown head and ears were put up in the area. Mrs Clarke visited vets, spoke to people in the area, cat rescue homes – but no one had seen him.
'Clooney was the most special and full-of-character cat that I have ever had the joy of sharing my home with. His insistence that we love him was such that we fell helplessly and willingly into four years of devoted servitude.
'I just want him back, it is a terrible, terrible, feeling losing a pet – to us he was a member of our family.'
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Clooney, please contact John Clarke, on 07487820722.