Experts hired to track down missing Beckenham cat

PUBLISHED: 09:56 09 December 2010




A cat-lover has become so concerned about her missing moggy that she brought in professional pet detectives to find him.

Christina Hall, 37, has been desperately searching for her six-year old cat, George, since he vanished from their home in Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham, eight weeks ago.

After exhausting every avenue of investigation herself Ms Hall called in an expert team who turned up in a police-style patrol car and used walkie-talkies as they carried out door-to-door enquiries in the neighbourhood.

Ms Hall, a social worker, said: “He has a brother, Oscar, who is distraught. He has been looking for him and sitting outside on the step crying out for him.

“I really think George is still out there, he may have got lost and gone to another family, but as time goes by I do wonder if we will find him. I haven’t lost hope yet.”

Ms Hall took in George, Oscar and another kitten when they were just five months old after a friend found them abandoned by their mother in Ireland.

Although one of the kittens sadly died, Oscar and George have been inseparable as they grew up together, moving to Beckenham from Ireland a year ago.

Tom Watkins, a former police officer who runs Animal Search UK, said that his team have gone through George’s last movements with his owner and are hot on the trail of the missing puss: “On average in cases like this 65 per cent of pets will reappear, whether we find them or they turn up of their own accord. It may well be that George has been seen by neighbours, or a family has taken him in. So our job is to let as many people as possible know that he is missing.”

Ms Hall said that if a family has taken in her cat then they should get in touch, for the sake of George and his brother.”

Anyone with any information about George’s whereabouts can contact Animal Search UK on 0800 4 320 340 and quoting 22766 or email

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