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13th August 2017.
Firstly, apologies that there was no column of newly lost cats last week due to some technical difficulties. Luckily some of the cats that would have been in that list are now home safe and sound anyway, so these are the latest ones missing:-

Unfortunately an elderly cat of 15 years, has gone missing from her home in Annington Road, Eastbourne, which is off Whitley Road. MISTY is a long haired, brown tortie Persian X, and she's not been seen since the night of Thursday, 10th August. Her owner is distraught, as it is most unusual for Misty to go far from home. If you live anywhere in that area, will you please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case you discover her there. Thank you, and please get in touch if you think you've news of her.   L20/2B-11/8/17
Going to the other end of the spectrum we have a kitten missing from a new home in Foxglove Road, Langney, Eastbourne, who's not been seen since Sunday, 6th August. POPPY is short haired, black and white, and had only moved a very short distance from her previous home, which was also in Foxglove Road, so it is highly likely she will still be around there somewhere. Unfortunately l don't have a photo of her to show you, and l don't even have a good description, but as she's obviously a kitten, and not yet full grown, it's probable that if you found her it would be easy enough for her owner to identify her. Make contact if you think you've seen her, and if you live there and are checking your gardens and outside structures, which l hope you will, please check behind and underneath them aswell as the inside.   L6/2B-8/8/17
Next up is CLIVE, who is short haired, black and white, and missing since the end of July from Dudley Road, Eastbourne. Clive is pictured, and he's microchipped l'm glad to say. Please let me know if you spot him anywhere in his own locality, or even somewhere further afield.
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A normally indoor cat has gone missing from home in Southern Road, Hampden Park, and has not been seen at all since 8th August, having only been at the home for a matter of days. SMUDGE is short haired, ginger and white and, thankfully, microchipped. He will probably be very scared and will try to find somewhere to feel safer l expect, so if you are a resident in Southern Road, or anywhere near it, please look for him. Being in a new home, and unused to the outdoors anyway, he will almost certainly be around the new home still. HIs old address was in Langney. It's just a case of locating him, and encouraging him back indoors. Please help with this if you can. Thank you.   L15/3H-9/8/17
 
Now to a few reunions, one of which is particularly exciting:

It is thought that "repeat offender" Wayne, from Victoria Drive in Old Town, Eastbourne, is home again, but doing a lot of to-ing and fro-ing.
Both George, from High Street, Polegate, and Buzz, from Lower Dicker, are safely home after a few weeks absence.

The most amazing reunion this time though is ginger cat Jarvis, who went missing last October outside the vets in Seaside, Eastbourne and has been found during the last few days in a
shed a few streets away, although he actually lives in the Marina area. Tailless Jarvis is now very happy to be home at last and rebond with his family and companion feline. Fantastic news!

I would like to say though, that if you find a cat that you think is a stray, even if it proves not be the case, please report it to me or to Cats' Protection, so we can get the ball rolling and find out for sure. Poor Jarvis, as an example, lived though months in a shed, and you can be sure that will have been extremely difficult in the winter months. He's a microchipped cat, and it would have been so easy to reunite him with his people much sooner, had we known of him!

 
31st July 2017.
Despite being very busy with a lot of found cats that don't match any on my lost cat list, cats that need to be tamed up enough to enable them to get a better future, and cats that for a variety of reasons, are needing to be rehomed, l have no newly lost ones to report this week. There have been some cats reported missing over the last few days, but thankfully they've all been found already.

It is therefore very good to end this brief statement with the news that black and white cat LILY, from Ecmod Road, Eastbourne, who was in last week's column, has been found safe and well. That's it for today.

24th July 2017.
A cat who has gone missing on its first time out from a new home, is LILY, from Ecmod Road, in Eastbourne, who was last seen on Friday, 14th July. Lily is black and white, short haired, and microchipped. She's pictured here. I think it very likely that she will still be in the vicinity of her new home, so if you live anywhere there will you please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly. Please get in touch if you've news. Thank you.   L20/1C-17/7/17

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All black cat, RUPERT, has not been seen at his home in Medway Lane, Stone Cross, since Saturday, 15th July. Might you have seen him? He's microchipped, but was also wearing a black collar, although that could have come off him by now. Rupert is short haired, and apparently very nosy. Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you live anywhere in his area.
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SMUDGE, who is black and white, with short coat, and is missing from Observatory View, in Hailsham. Smudge is a neutered male who is microchipped, and he was last seen on the early morning of 19th July. He has a white chest, tummy and feet. There is a very distinctive black mark over his nose, as you can see in his photo. If you live in the Town Farm Estate area of Hailsham please be vigilant, and get in touch with me if you think you've found this distinctive looking cat.
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Now TIGER LILLY, who is tabby, with some white on the chin area, short haired and,thankfully, microchipped too. She's been missing from Frobisher Close in the South Harbour area of Eastbourne, since Tuesday, 18th July. Please be on the look out for her, and make contact with me if you think you've news of her.   L17/6E-20/7/17

I am pleased to tell you that ginger tabby cat, Toby, who went missing on 19th June, was found last week. Though thin, and not 100%, he is ok enough, is seeing the vet, and will hopefully make a full recovery over the coming weeks.

16th July 2017.
Unfortunately a rather lovely short haired, ginger tabby and white cat, called BUZZ, has been missing since the 8th July, from his home near the Boship Hotel on the A22 at Lower Dicker. He's a neutered male, aged about two years, and he's microchipped, thank goodness. The big worry of course is that incredibly busy road, so if you happen to live anywhere along that stretch of road, please be really vigilant. Buzz needs to be found urgently. Make contact if you think you might have news of him. Many thanks.   LLD1-10/7/17

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I ask anybody who sees this cat to make contact with me most urgently. BUMBA is a Savannah?Bengal that has got out of his home in Golden Cross, and has not been seen since mid June. However, there have been sightings of him in the Laughton/Ringmer area, and most recently in Halland. Unfortunately he is heading further away from his home, rather than back towards it. If you see him, and are able to contain him safely, and ring me on 01825 873067, l will do my utmost to get his owner to you as quickly as is possible. Thank you.
A stunning Ragdoll X, called ALFIE, has been missing since the night of Thursday, 13th July, from his home in Greenleaf Gardens, Polegate. As you can see from his photo he is longer haired, mostly a cappuccino colour, but with very dark fur on his face, legs and tail. Thankfully he's microchipped and neutered too. You're going to recognise him if you find him, so please get in touch with me if you do find him or, alternatively, get him securely to a vet to be scanned for his microchip.His owner will be very pleased to see him.
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Please be on the look out for tabby and white, short haired BENJI, who went missing on the 5th July from his home in Oaktree Way in Hailsham. Unfortunately Benji has a health issue, and it's important that he's found quickly. He's microchipped, and not neutered because of his health problem. Please act quickly if you think you've found him. Thank you for your time.  L5/5E-8/7/17

MR. BOJANGLES, an all black short haired cat, has been missing since 4th July, from his home in Priory Heights, Old Town, Eastbourne. His owner is now very worried, especially as we've had quite a spell of very hot weather again, and there are always concerns about cats getting trapped in sheds, without access to water. If you live in his area, do please check your gardens and any outside structures, in case you discover Mr. Bojangles there. Get in touch if you've possible news of him. Thank you.    L18/2C-14/7/17

Missing from the Roselands/St. Phillips area of Eastbourne at present is MICKEY, last seen on the late evening of Wednesday, 12th July. Mickey is an all tabby, short haired lad, aged 11 years. If you are a resident in that part of Eastbourne, please be on the look out for him. Check your gardens and outbuildings in case you discover him.    L20/2B-14/7/17

I am really delighted to tell you that white and tab by Alexis, who had escaped from a very new home in The Cedars, Hailsham, managed to find her way back! It took a while but she made it, much to the great relief of her owner.
 

 
9th July 2017.
Ginger tabby and white, short haired cat JASPER has been missing since 28th June from his home in Tideswell Road, Eastbourne, and his owner is extremely worried now. Ginger's microchipped, but was also in a black, grey and white collar with a black bell on it, although that could have come off him by now. He's mostly ginger tabby, but has white on his lower face and upper chest, and his feet. He's described to me as small and skinny. Please be on the look out for Jasper if you live in his area, or if you think you've spotted him elsewhere.   L20/4A-3/7/17
Short haired black cat IZZY, went missing on the evening of 2nd July, from her home in Winkney Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne. When her owner contacted me he was very concerned as when Izzy disappeared she'd seemed unwell, and a bit off colour. As she's 15 years old that is more worrying. Thankfully she too is microchipped, so it would be easy enough to identify once she's found and scanned. If you live in the vicinity of her home, please be extra vigilant, and get in touch if you think you might have news of her.   L15/2H-3/7/17
Next up is GEORGE, who is short haired, ginger tabby and white, and missing from Polegate High Street, where he was last seen on the evening of Friday, 30th June. He's microchipped and, though mainly ginger tabby, has white below his eyes, on the chest area, and more elsewhere too. I am always concerned when a cat is missing from such a busy thoroughfare, so will all residents and shopkeepers in the Polegate High Street area really look for poor Georgeand help get him back where he belongs. Thank you.   L8/5C-4/7/17

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If you are a resident in Hailsham, especially if that is anywhere in or around The Cedars, will you please look out for a short haired tabby and white lass called ALEXIS, who went missing from an extremely new home on Tuesday 4th July, and has not yet been found. She almost certainly will be around the area of the new home, as she will have no idea where she is. Please check your gardens and any outside structures, or anywhere a scared cat might hide up to feel safe. Like the rest of the cats mentioned here today, l am pleased to say she's microchipped, so that hopefully will assist in getting her home more quickly when she's found. Make urgent contact if you think you've found her.   L4/6D-4/7/17

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Please be on the look out for tabby and white, short haired BENJI, who went missing on the 5th July from his home in Oaktree Way in Hailsham. Unfortunately Benji has a health issue, and it's important that he's found quickly. He's microchipped, and not neutered because of his health problem. Please act quickly if you think you've found him. Thank you for your time.  
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Black Siamese X cat, WAYNE, has gone missing for the second time recently, from his home in Victoria Drive, near the Ocklynge School, in Eastbourne's Old Town. He was last seen on Friday, 30th June. Short haired Wayne is microchipped, and hopefully will be safe, but please look for him if you live in his locality. Once again, the weather is very hot, and a cat won't last long if it's trapped in a shed, so please check your gardens and any outside structures regularly to ensure no furries have got trapped inside. Thank you.   L19/1E-3/7/17    FOUND

A long haired, all black cat, called FLUFFY, has been missing since 22nd June from her home in Shetland Close, which is off the Anglesey Avenue area of Hailsham. Might you have een her? She too is microchipped. Please make contact with me if you think you've found a cat that could be her. Thank you.   L4/4C-3/7/17

Last but not least today is black and white, short haired cat, BOWIE, who has been missing from his home in Rickney near Hailsham for at least a week. He's been described as a neutered male, microchipped, confident and friendly. Rickney is a small hamlet/village, so there will only be a small population. If you're part of that please look for Bowie. and get in touch with me or with Cats' Protection at Hailsham, if you think you might have news of him. Many thanks.   L7/G5-7/7/17

I am pleased to be ending this column of lost cats with news of some that are now home, and have been mentioned in my most recent columns. They are Daisy, Ginger, Blackie, Tia and Charlie-all home!

26th June 2017.
Missing from Junction Street, in Polegate, is GINGER, a short haired all ginger tabby cat, who has not been seen since the evening of Friday, 16th June. Ginger is microchipped, but was also wearing a pink animal print collar with bell, although this may have become detached by now. I have been particularly concerned about the heat last week, and any cat getting shut in anywhere without access to water, so if you live in Ginger's area, please check your gardens and any outside structures. Thank you.   L8/D5-20/6/17   FOUND

A black and white short haired cat called TIA, has been gone from her home in Rattle Road, Westham, since Wednesday, 21st June. She too is microchipped, and apparently very vocal. Rattle Road is a long road, but the area to focus on is opposite Gallows Lane. Again, please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case Tia has got trapped, and get in touch if you think you've possible news of her.   L10/6B-23/6/17  FOUND

An indoor cat that is missing at the moment is all black, short haired DAISY, from Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. She too is microchipped, and she has some balding on the back of her left rear leg. She's been missing since 20th June, and her owners are frantic. Please look for her if you are in the vicinity oof Myrtle Road, which is off Seaside. Thank you.   L20/1D-22/6/17  FOUND


All black, short haired cat, BLACKIE, is another Eastbourne cat missing at present from Astaire Avenue. He's microchipped, is slim, friendly, and has large ears l gather. He's been gone from home since around 16th June. Might you have seen him? I am pleased that all of these cats are microchipped. Very pleasing!    L20/2B-21/6/17   FOUND

A very large, short haired, ginger tabby and white cat, called ROCKET, has been missing from his home in South Close, Pevensey Bay, since 19th June. He's microchipped, and his owner tells me he weighs 7 kg! Rocket's apparently been quite affected by the hot weather and his owner was struggling to get him to come in at night. If you are a resident of the Beachlands area of Pevensey Bay, please look for Rocket and get in contact with me if you think you might have found him.   L12/3D-24/6/17
Another ginger cat missing is actually ginger and white, short haired lad, CHARLIE, from Bowley Road, in Hailsham. He was last seen on Tuesday, 20th June, and there are concerns because of the heat earlier in the week, but also because his owners have some building work going on at present which may explain his absence. He's shy, but microchipped, which is good to know. Please keep an eye open for him if you live in his locality.   L7/2E-24/6/17

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And the next ginger tabby: This one is TOBY, who is 19 years old, and his owner is very concerned for his welfare, as you would expect. Toby is an indoor cat who has unfortunately got out of a flat in Cornfield Terrace in Eastbourne. He's nervous, and unfortunately could be injured, so it really is most important that he is found urgently. He's not been seen since Monday, 19th June, so time is going on. If you live in Eastbourne, especially if it is the Cornfield Terrace area, please will you look for Toby. I think he will almost certainly be around his home area, as he'll have no clue where he is , and if he's injured he may well have tried to take cover there somewhere.Please be vigilant, and get in touch with me, or get him to a vet immediately, as he is microchipped and the vet will be able to contact his owner straightaway. Thank you for your help.   L20/5A-23/6/17

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A long haired all black cat, called MEG, is missing from Fort Road, off Seaside, Eastbourne, and unfortunately she's been missing since 10th June, although l've only recently got details of her. I have limited information about her, other than knowing she is about one year old, and has a very bushy tail. If you find a long haired black cat, and you're in the area she lives it could be her, so please get in touch with me. Many thanks.   L20/1D-21/6/17

18th June 2017.
An all black, indoor cat, called DOUGIE, is currently missing from his home in Seaside, Eastbourne. His address is actually very near to the Marine Pub, so that is the area to focus on please, as it's highly likely he will have remained somewhere in that vicinity. Dougie is short haired, has some flecks of white in his all black coat, and apparently has no fur behind his ears! Most importantly, he is microchipped. If you live in that area of Eastbourne, please look for him; check your gardens and any outside structures, as he may have taken cover somewhere to feel more safe. Please get in touch with me as a matter of urgency if you think you've found him, as his owner is very concerned. Thank you.   L20B4-16/6/17.

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A cat with the unusual name of RON FLEASLEY, has gone missing from his home near to the bridge in Percival Road, Hampden Park. Ron is 'chipped, and described as ridiculously friendly, and not streetwise, which is concerning. Please look out for him if you are a resident in his locality, and make contact if you think you've news of him.
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A short haired black cat missing at present, is BESS, from Milfoil Drive in Langney, who has not been seen for nearly three weeks. She too is microchipped, but she was also wearing a red velvety flea collar, although that could have become detached by now.Bess, though essentially black, does have a white flash on her below chin/upper chest area. Check your gardens and outbuilding if you live anywhere in her area, as with the weather as hot as it is, no animal will last long if trapped without access to water. Please be vigilant, and get in touch if you think you might have found her.   L16/1B-12/6/17

It is important to find 15 year old BUFFY, a short haired brindle tortie, who has not been seen since Monday, 12th June at her home in Snowdon Close, Langney. She's microchipped, and unfortunately was none too well when she disappeared, and was due to see the vet. She's a nervous lass, so with that, and not feeling well, she is likely to hide herself away, so if you live in her area, anywhere at all, please really look for her. She needs to be found. Thank you for your help.   L16/2D-14/6/17

And lastly today, an unusual cat missing from quite near my village. BUMBA, a Savannah, has been gone from his home in the Chalvington Road, Golden Cross since the evening of 13th June, and not yet been found. He's microchipped, and if you see him, you will realise he looks different to your normal tabby cat, although he does have tabby markings on a brown/gold short haired coat. If you live in the Chiddingly, Golden Cross, Ripe/ Chalvington villages, or anywhere around them, will you please look for Bumba?As the mentioned areas are so rural, please will residents check the usual places like sheds, garages and greenhouse, but also any stables, barns and farm buildings of any sort. Many thanks for your time.
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9th June 2017
BISCUIT, who is short haired and all black, has been missing since 30th May, from Arlington Road West, Hailsham. (Technically Hailsham but situated on the Arlington Village side of the A22.) He's slim, aged six years, and microchipped. If you happen to live anywhere in that area, please look out for him, as his owners are very concerned.   L6A3-31/5/17

 

4th June 2017.
A cat from Polegate missing at the moment is TREACLE, from Eastern Avenue, who went missing on the 20th May! He's ginger and white, short haired, microchipped, but also very old-he's 22! Please be really vigilant if you live in his area, which l know is full of cat lovers. It's crucial in this hot weather that any animal has access to water, and if he's got shut in somewhere he will not last long, so please really check everywhere to see if you can find him.   L8/4D-2/6/17

Now to Langney, Eastbourne, where HONEY is missing from Wordsworth Drive there. Female Honey is short haired, ginger, and microchipped. She was also wearing a collar, which is a silver glittery one, with a pink heart shaped tag on it, though that all could have become detached by now. She's known to be timid, so look for her if you live near her, but be aware she may be scared. Get in touch if you think you've found her, and l'll contact her owner to come and retrieve her.
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Last on the list, l hope, is grey and white, short haired cat, SHADOW, who is missing from her home in Mallard Close, Hampden Park. She went missing on the night of Friday, 2nd June, and not yet returned. Please check your sheds, garages, and greenhouses if you live in her area, which is near the railway station. Make contact with me if you've news.
L15/4H-3/6/17
I am very pleased to tell you that black and white fluffy cat Ollie, who went missing from South Street, Eastbourne just before last Christmas, has been found at the end of last week. Amazingly, apart from being extremely scared, and extremely smell, he's alright, which is incredible. Goodness know where's been all this time, as only the end bit of his story is known at all. A very good ending to this week's column, and encouraging to all people who lose their cats- don't give up!

 
28th May 2017.
A Pedigree cat missing at the moment is BYRON, from Willowfield Road, in Eastbourne. He went missing on the night of Friday, 26th May, and hasn't yet been found. He too is microchipped, thank goodness. He's a Black Smoke British Shorthair, and to a lay person could be described as black tabby cat with short hair, and chubby face. Very handsome cat he is too! If you live in his area, which quite a busy one, please look for Byron, and make contact with me if you think you've found or seen him.
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A long haired grey cat, called JOEY, has been missing since 21st May, from his home in Lindfield Road, Hampden Park. Joey apparently looks a bit like a Ragdoll cat, with blue/green eyes. If you live in his area will you please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case you discover Joey there. In this hot weather it is really important to ensure that when you shut up your sheds, garages, greenhouses, or any other sort of outside structure, that nothing furry or feathered has been left inside.Please get in touch if you think you've found Joey, or any of the other cats that l mention here today. Many thanks.
L15/3F-23/5/17
CASSIE, a brown tabby lass, with short coat, disappeared from her home in Swale Close, Stone Cross, on the night of 24th May, and has not yet returned. Cassie is microchipped, so it should be easy to reunite her with her owner once she's been found. Please be on the look out for her if you live in Stone Cross, or if you think you've found here elsewhere.
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And lastly, PEPSI, a youngster! Normally Pepsi is an indoor cat, but unfortunately she got out of her home in Cotswold Close, Langney (off Friday Street) on 26th May, and not yet been found. Her owner is extremely concerned, so please help if you can. Pepsi is all black, not fully grown, and skinny. She has short hair which is slightly fluffy looking. If you live anywhere in that area will you please look for Pepsi, and be really thorough. As she isn't yet full grown it is possible that she could get behind or underneath some sort of outbuilding, so please check there, as well as inside. Thank you for your help.
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22nd May 2017.
I am very pleased to start with the news that black cat Molly, who was missing from Bradford Street, in Eastbourne's Old Town, has been found after over a fortnight away. Her owners are delighted of course.
OSCAR, a short haired black and white neutered male, who disappeared from his home in Weavers Close, Eastbourne on Sunday, 14th May. Weavers Close is part of the new development very near to the District Gen
eral Hospital. Oscar is microchipped, and he's normally very much a home body. He has white on his chin, chest and paws. Please check your gardens and any outbuildings if you live in that area.
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Another Eastbourne cat missing at the moment, is ginger tabby and white, short haired TOMMY. He has not been seen at his Enys Road home since the 13th/14th of May. He too is normally very home loving, and is microchipped. He is known to be quite inquisitive, so do check your gardens and any outside structures if you live in or near his area. He's predominantly ginger tabby, but has white on his lower face, his chest, paws and tummy. Please make contact if you think you've seen him.   L19/4H-17/5/17
A cat missing from the village of Cowbeech, which is near Hailsham. MABEL is a brindle tortie lass who is only eight months old, and she went missing from her home in Foul Mile Road, Cowbeech, on the night of Wednesday, 10th May. Mabel is short haired, and there are no white patches on her. Her owner is most worried about her, especially as she's such a youngster. If you happen to be a resident of Cowbeech, will you please check your gardens, and any outside structures which, as it's a rural community, may include barns and stables, aswell as the standard garages, greenhouses and sheds. Please get in touch if you think you might have found her.Thank you.   Cowbeech 1-16/5/17
Short haired black cat, LEO, is missing from his home in Acacia Road,(off Maywood Avenue) Hampden Park, where he was last seen on Saturday, 6ht May. He has a bit of white on the front of his upper chest/neck, and the black fur on his tummy has gone slightly auburn coloured. He's microchipped, so it will be easy enough to get him back home once he's been found and scanned for his 'chip.Please look out for him if you live in his area. Thank you.   L15/3F-15/5/17
LUNA, a short haired tabby cat, has been missing from home somewhere on the Harmers Hay Estate in Hailsham, since about 8th May. Normally a home and garden only cat, apparently, it is very likely that Luna will still be around home somewhere. Unfortunately he owner has not yet got back to me with full details, so this is the best information l can give out at this point. Luna is mostly tabby, but has a white chin, chest and paws. If you think you've seen a cat that fits this scant description,that looks like it's lost, and is in that Harmers Hay area of Hailsham, do get in touch.   LC4/5D-16/5/17
13th May 2017.
Unusually we have two Mollys this week, both microchipped, both different colours, and both from different towns:
First up is MOLLY, who has been missing since 1st May, from her home in Bradford Street, in Eastbourne's Old Town. This Molly is short haired, all black, and big eyed. She's five years old, and is microchipped. If you live anywhere in her area, which is very near to the Old Town Branch of Eastbourne Vets, will you please check your gardens and outside structures regularly, in case she has hidden and got trapped somewhere there. Please contact me if you think you might have found her. Many thanks.
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The second MOLLY, is missing from Otham Park, on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham, where she was last seen on 7th May. This Molly is short haired, grey and white, and apparently she has a tiny grey heart shape on her nose. She's usually very much a home body, so this is most unusual, and her owner is now very concerned. As l said earlier, both this Molly and the Eastbourne one, are microchipped, so it shouldn't be too difficult to get either of them back home once they've been found and scanned. Check your sheds, garages, greenhouses, and any outbuildings if you live in, or anywhere near, Molly's road. Get in touch if you've news. I've no photo of her, but the grey and white has been described to me as patches of colour.
L7/2F-9/5/17
I am pleased to say that Jasper, who went missing in East Dean, on 26th April, has been found now, and despite not having his medication for two weeks, has survived quite well, which is amazing.
Also, Ginger from Hailsham, who'd been missing since 11th April, is also home, although he quickly set off again! Watch this space with him.

 

8th May 2017.
Missing from Pride View, Stone Cross, is Brown Bengal cat, ALFIE, who has been gone from home since 3rd May. This is unusual, as Alfie is normally a creature of habit, and very much a home body. He is microchipped, thank goodness, and has the distinguishing feature of having a tear out of his right ear. He's a very handsome cat, as you can see from his picture, so if you live in his area, or even if you don't, please look out for any cat that could prove to be him. Should you live in or near his road, do please be extra vigilant. Check your gardens and outside structures regularly, in case he's got trapped somewhere. Please get in touch if you think you have any news of him. Thank you.
L10/6B-5/5/17
A light ginger tabby cat, called HUGO, has been missing from a very new home in Gorringe Valley Road, Willingdon, since 1st May, and he had only been in his new abode since 28th April, so will have no clue where he is. Unfortunately the home is extremely near the A22 which is an added worry. Hugo has longer fur, and a slightly pointed face. He has some Maine Coon in his make up, and it shows. Hugo has only recently been neutered, and he has a shaven patch on his front right paw, from that procedure. He's apparently a friendly cat, but is scared of loud noise, so if you live in his locality, will you please check your sheds, garages, greenhouses, and anywhere else a scared cat might secrete itself. Please make contact with me if you think you might have found him. Many thanks.   L14/2C-2/5/17
I am pleased to tell you that ginger and white cat Sammie, from Jasmine Close, Langney, was found safe and well.

 
30th April 2017.
If you happen to live in East Dean, near Eastbourne, will you please be really vigilant as an indoor cat with a heart condition is on the loose there. JASPER, a short haired tabby and white lad, has gone missing from a temporary home in in Elven Close, but there has been a sighting of him on Friday night (28th) near the main road through East Dean which, unfortunately, he then crossed! He is a microchipped lad, and his fraught owner is putting posters up all over the area, in the hope of finding him quickly. Jasper needs daily medication for his heart problem, so it is really important that everybody in that area looks for him please. Check your gardens, garages, sheds, greenhouses, and anywhere else a cat might hide in to feel secure. Call me if you have possible news of him. Alternatively you can reach me via Facebook.Thank you.
L22/2C-29/4/17            FOUND
The other cat to mention this week, is SAMMIE, who went missing on the evening of Tuesday, 25th April, and has not yet returned home. Sammie is ginger and white, short haired, and a female. She's also an indoor cat, and she has problems with her eyes, though not the sight itself. She is likely to be around her home area, as she won't know where she is. If you live in her locality please check your gardens and any outside structures, in case you discover her there.Please make contact if you think you have news of her. Thank you.
L16/B2-27/4/17
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23rd April 2017.
A longhaired black and white cat, called BEE, has been missing since Easter Monday, from her home in Cabot Close, Langney Point, Eastbourne. Bee is a microchipped lass, but she was also wearing a pink collar with a pink heart ID tag on it, though the collar could have become detached by now. She's of small frame, and not particularly friendly. A distinctive mark on her front left paw is a tiny heart shap of black fur. She's a distinctive looking cat anyway, so please look out for her if you live in her area. Get in touch if you think you might have found her. Thank you.   L17/6G-19/4/17
We had a cat called Ginger mentioned last week, and now we've another one! This GINGER, all ginger tabby with short fur, is missing from Otham Park, on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham, where he was last seen on 11th April. He's aged four years, is neutered and microchipped. If you live on the Town Farm Estate, especially if it's anywhere in or near Otham Park, please look for Ginger. Check your gardens, garages, sheds, greenhouses, and anywhere a cat might get trapped in. His owner is very worried now, so please help if you can.
L7/2F-21/4/17

FOUND

 
17th April 2017.
GINGER, a short haired ginger tabby cat has been missing since around 6th April, from his home in Bathford Close, in Langney, Eastbourne. Ginger is not yet neutered, unfortunately, but he IS microchipped, so once found it should be easy enough to get him back home to his owner. He apparently has a tiny bit of white, or paler, fur under his chin. If you live in his area, please check your gardens and outside structures regularly, in case he's got shut in somewhere. However, as he's not yet neutered, he may have gone off to find a mate, and could be anywhere, so if you think you've seen a cat that might prove to be Ginger, please get in touch with me.Many thanks for your help.   L16/3D-13/4/17
I am pleased to report that Cream Burmese cat Pebble, from Arlington, who l mentioned last week, was found trapped on land near his home. Though dehydrated he was ok, and hopefully by now will be fully recovered from his ordeal.

 
10th April 2017.
A short haired black cat is currently missing from near the Rosy Lee Cafe, in Seaside, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on the evening of 1st April. The cat is nervous apparently, so will probably try to find somewhere where he feels safe. Aswell as being microchipped he was wearing a purple collar, although that may have become detached by now. He's neutered, sleek, and looks like an oriental type of cat, though a moggy. If you live in the vicinity of the Rosy Lee Cafe, or anywhere in the Seaside area of Eastbourne, will you please be on the lookout for any cat that might prove to be this young lad. Thank you.   L20C1-7/4/17
Another short haired black cat missing at the moment is EDDIE, from Southfield, Polegate. He has a few white flecks on his bib, and is still entire. He hasn't been seen now since 19th March. If you live in Polegate, especially if it happens to be near Southfields, do please look for Eddie. Check your gardens and any outside structures, such as sheds, garages and greenhouses, in case you discover him there. Get in touch if you think you've news of him.   L8/6B-5/4/17
 
Lastly this week, PEBBLE, a rather lovely Burmese cat, missing from very near to the Yew Tree pub in Arlington. She disappeared on the night of Thursday, 6th April, and there are concerns that she might have got into a car, and therefore could be anywhere. She's creamy beige coloured, small, friendly and, fortunately, microchipped. She's a distinctive cat, so if you think you've seen her, do please get in touch as a matter of urgency. Her owner is very concerned. Many thanks.  
Arlington 1-8/4/17
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It is good news on Lulu, the Siamese cat l mentioned in last week's column. She came back home to St. Anne's Road, Eastbourne, safe and sound, much to her owner's great relief.

 
3rd. April 2017.
Although l don't cover Horam, l am making an exception today as there is an elderly cat lost from Horam Manor Farm, that really needs to be found. FRED, is a short haired ginger tabby cat, who was wearing a red collar when he went missing on Sunday, 19th March, although that could have become detached by now. He's of small build, has green eyes, and some little scratches on his nose, although they could have healed by now. He also has some missing teeth.
l better tell you that Fred's home was a new one, and he had only been there at Horam Manor Farm for a day! He almost certainly will still be around there as he will have no clue where he is, so if you live anywhere in that vicinity will you please do all you can do to find him, and get him safely home. Check any outside structures, and under bushes, hedges, and anywhere else you can think of that a cat might hide itself. Please get in touch with me if you think you may have news on Fred, and l will put you in touch with his worried owners. Thank you.   Horam-27/3/17

Now to my own "patch"............
LULU, a Chocolate Point Siamese cat has been missing from her home in St. Anne's Road, Eastbourne since Thursday, 30th March. She has only ever been out four times before, but has always returned home. This time she didn't, and her owner is so worried for her safety. I don't have a photo of her, unfortunately, but most people will know that a Siamese cat has the creamy coloured body with dark coloured ears, tail, etc. If you live in or near St. Anne's Road, in particularly the Eversley Court part of it, please check your gardens, sheds, garages, greenhouses, in case Lulu has taken cover there. Get in touch with me if you think you've seen her.    L19/3G-31/3/17                              FOUND

I am glad to tell you that indoor tabby cat Poppy, from Carew Road, was found during the week, and is now back home.

 

 
19th March 2017.
Short haired black cat, EBBIE, has been missing from home in KIln Lane, Hooe, since Thursday, 9th March, and his owner is becoming increasingly concerned. Ebbie is microchipped, large, vocal, but is most noticeable because he has some fur loss on his tummy, collar area, and back legs. He's shy and, unfortunately, has been known to get in cars! Hopefully he is still around home though, and l would ask that, if you live in his area, you check your gardens and any outside structures regularly, in case you find Ebbie there. Many thanks.  
Hooe-1

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An indoor cat, called POPPY, is still missing from her home in Carew Road, Eastbourne, where she was last seen on Sunday, 12th March. Poppy is pictured and as you can see, all tabby, with a short coat. Though pictured in a collar, she wasn't wearing one when she went missing, but l am pleased to say she IS microchipped. As she is not used to the outdoors it is highly likely that she'll still be around her home, so if you live in or near Carew Road, in particular the area known as High Trees, will you please be vigilant. Get in touch if you think you've seen her, or get her securely to a vet to be scanned for her chip.   L19/3H-14/3/17
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A very striking, short haired tabby/tortie and white cat, named MIFFY, disappeared from her home in North Street, Eastbourne, on the night of Monday, 13th March. North Street is off Seaside Road. She too is microchipped, so hopefully once found it'll be easy to reunite her with her worried owner. Though pictured in a collar, she was not in one when she went missing. Where she is from is a very built up area, so if you are a resident anywhere there, will you please pull out the stops to look for her. Check any sheds, garages, greenhouses, or any other place a cat might secrete itself. Please make contact if you think you have found this very distinctive looking cat.
L20/5B-15/3/17
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12th March 2017.
First on the list today is MONKEY, who is missing from a very new home in Dickens Way, Langney, having previously lived in Santa Cruz Drive. Monkey is a long haired black cat, with a tiny tuft of white on his chest. He's microchipped, thank goodness. Apparently he tends to overgroom, so the fur on his rear end/back legs is somewhat sparse. As he's from a new home, and unsure of his surroundings, it is very likely that he is still in the vicinity of Dickens Way still, so if you live there, or anywhere near there, will you please look in your gardens, garages, sheds, greenhouses, and anywhere a cat might secrete itself. You may find Monkey hiding there.   L17/2E-17/6F-6/3/17
An all ginger tabby cat, called SPRITE, is missing from his home in Holly Place, off Maywoood Avenue, Eastbourne, where he was last seen about 4th March. Sprite is a timid, indoor cat, and it is likely he will still be in the area of his home, although one must keep an open mind. He's not yet neutered, so l suppose there is the possibility that he might go off to find a mate, although hopefully not. If you live in the Willingdon Trees area of Eastbourne, please look for him. Check your gardens and outbuildings, in case you discover him there. Get in touch if you've news of him.   L15/2G-9/3/17
Short haired black cat, SHADOW, is missing again from his home in Beechwood Close, off The Avenue in Hailsham. He disappeared before, and was found in odd circumstances. There are concerns as to what has happened this time. He was last seen on 18th February. He's green eyed, and microchipped, though not yet neutered. His owners are extremely concerned about him, so please help find him. If you live in his area, be particularly vigilant, but if you think you might have news of a possible match elsewhere, please contact me as a matter of urgency. Thank you.   L6/4D-23/2/17

There is also another short haired black cat missing from The Diplocks area of Hailsham. He is OLLIE, but at this point l do not have all the information l would like. If you live in that area of Hailsham, and find what you think is a stray black cat, please tell me, as it could be this Ollie. Thanks
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The village of Cowbeech is the next area to focus on, as WILLOW, an all ginger cat, is missing from there and has not been seen since the night of Monday, 6th March. Willow is an older cat, not neutered though, or chipped. We will rectify that when he's found, which hopefully he will be. He apparently has some faint striping on his head, and a pale tip to his tail. He's apparently not very agile. Cowbeech is a small community, so if you happen to live there, will you please do all you can to find Willow, as his owner is very worried. Many thanks.   Cow 1-10/3/17

I'm pleased to tell you that Georgie from last week's column is now home, and that Eddy, who had been missing since 26th January, has been found too!

 
 

7th March 2017.
A tabby cat, short haired, is absent without leave from home in Paul Close, Hailsham. Dolly is apparently small, nervous, and will have no clue where she is as she'd only been in her new home for five days when she disappeared on 26th February.She had been previously living in Fairisle Close, also Hailsham. She is microchipped, so hopefully she'll be easily identified once found. She's most likely to still be in the Paul Close area, although best to keep an open mind on that
L4/C4-27/2/17

A second cat has gone missing from the same address in Lansdowne Way in Hailsham, this time black cat, GEORGIE. She's female, short to medium length fur, and aged 2 years. She was last seen on Thursday, 2nd March. So please look for her, but also her companion cat who is white. Many thanks.   L4/4C-2/3/17  FOUND

 
4th. March 2017.
A long haired tortie and white cat, called TINKERBELL, has been missing since 14th/15th February, from her home in Bath Road, Eastbourne, which is off Grove Road. White, ginger and black Tinkerbell is 7 years old, and microchipped. If you live in that area of Eastbourne will you please check your gardens and any outside structures, in case Tinkerbell has got trapped there. She's quite a distinctive lass so if you think you might have seen here, near her home, or elsewhere, please get in touch with me as a matter of urgency. Thank you.
L19/5H-20/2/17
 

Unusually there are two white cats to mention this week, the first of them being CASPER, who is missing from Hogarth Road, in Langney, Eastbourne. Casper is short haired, all white, and microchipped.If you live in his area, please check your gardens and any outbuildings, in case he's got trapped somewhere.Get in touch if you think you might have seen him.
L16/4D-17/2/17
A tabby kitten, called WASABI, is missing from Gilda Crescent in Polegate, where she was last seen on Thursday, 16th February. She was wearing a red collar with a silver bell on it, although this could have become detached by now. She is mostly tabby, but has some white on her tummy, on her chin, and has a blond left rear paw. She's not full grown, so l would ask that, if you live in her area, that you check behind and under your outbuildings aswell as inside them. Many thanks for your help.   L8/5C-18/2/17

The other white cat is POLLY, from Lansdowne Way in Hailsham. Also a short haired, all white cat, who is known to be a bit of a wanderer. This time though she's surpassed herself and been gone from home since 23rd January! She's microchipped too. Please check your gardens and any outside structures if you live in her locality, or even further afield. White cats aren't commonplace, so they'll stand out. Please make contact if you've possible news.   L4/C4-17/2/17

I am pleased to end today's column with the news that black and white cat, Jack, from last week's column, has now been found.

12th February 2017.
Missing from Royal Sussex Crescent, in Eastbourne's Old Town, is PICKLE, who was last seen on the morning of Friday, 10th February. Pickle is a neutered male, black and white cat with short hair. He's virtually an indoor cat, so hopefully won't be far from home, as he won't know where he is. Unfortunately l don't have a photo of him, but his owner tells me that he's mostly black.If you live in or anywhere near Royal Sussex Crescent, please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case you find Pickle there. Call me if you think you've news of him.
L18/2D-11/2/17
Another Old Town, Eastbourne cat missing is JACK, from Longland Road, who also went missing on the early morning of Friday, 10th February, and has not yet returned home. Jack is black and white, short haired, and pictured here. He is microchipped, and neutered.Should you live in or anywhere in the vicinity of Longland Road, will you check your gardens, garages, sheds. greenhouses, and anywhere else a cat might get into.   L18/3D
Thank you for your help with both cats.              FOUND
 
Pleased to tell you that Beans, the ginger tabby cat missing from Cornfield Green, Hailsham, who l mention in the last column, has been found safe and well.

 
5th February 2016.
A young, short haired, all ginger tabby cat, called BEANS, is currently missing from his home in Cornfield Green, which is part of the Harmers Hay area of Hailsham. He was last seen on Wednesday, 1st February. Hopefully Beans is still somewhere around his home but, unfortunately, he is not yet neutered, so there is the possibility that he's gone further afield to find a mate. If you live anywhere near his home, or not so near, will you please take the time to check your gardens and any outside structures, in case Beans has got trapped in something. Please get in touch with me if you think you've possible news of this handsome lad. Many thanks.
L5/6E-2/2/17
FOUND

29th January 2017.
If you live in or anywhere near Compton Street in the Lower Meads area of Eastbourne, do you recognise this cat? Is it yours? Or a neighbour's? If you have any information whatsoever l would like to hear from you.
Thank you.
This lovely ginger and white, short haired cat, is currently missing from Saxby Close, in Langney, Eastbourne, and was last seen on about 19th January. I have very limited information, as l am still waiting to speak to the owner. However, if you live in the Saxby Close area, will you please check your gardens, sheds, garages, greenhouses, in case you discover this, known to be shy, cat. Thank you.
L17/4E-27/1/17
Thankfully l have a lot more information about the next missing cat, who is from Ashburnham Gardens, in the Upperton area of Eastbourne. EDDY, a fluffy black, Ragdoll X lad, aged 13 years, has been missing from home since 26th January, and his owner is very concerned for his welfare, not least of all because it's so very cold at present. Eddy's a neutered male, and is apparently a friendly lad. Please get in touch if you think you've news of him.
19/2G-27/1/17

FOUND

I am pleased to report that Rogan, the Brown Bengal, missing from The Avenue, Hailsham, has been found safe and well, as has black and white Khaladeesi, from Laburnham Green in Hailsham.

 
22nd January 2017.
First up today is ROGAN, a brown Bengal cat, missing since Sunday, 15th January, from his home in The Avenue, Hailsham. Rogan, who is shy, is a microchipped cat, but he was also wearing a black diamante collar, which has ID on it. The collar could have become detached though, so please look for the cat more than the collar. If you live in his locality please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case he's got shut in. Thank you.   L6/3D-17/1/17
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Another Hailsham cat missing this time is KHALEESI, from Laburnham Green, off Harmers Hay Road, there. Khaleesi is female, black and white, short haired and, most noticeably, has a distinctive bend in her tail from a former accident. She was wearing a pink diamante collar, although this could have come off. She was last seen on 19th January. Please be on the look out for her, especially if you live in the Harmers Hay area of Hailsham. Make contact if you think you've news of her.
L4/6D-21/1/17

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Brindle tortie, TAZMIN, has been missing since 12th January, from her home in Rattle Road, Westham, and her owner is now most concerned. Short haired Tazmin is microchipped, but was also in a reflective zig zag patterned collar, though she may have lost it by now. Rattle Road is an extremely busy one, but l have had no reports of accidents there recently, which hopefully means that Tazmin is around there somewhere. Please look for her if you are a resident anywhere in that area, and get in touch if you've news.
L10/6B-17/1/17
   
After what has been a sad and difficult week, l am pleased to report some happy news about missing tabby cat Willow, from Medway, Hailsham, who has now been found safely.

16th January 2017.
Longer haired tabby cat, WILLOW, has been missing from her home in Medway, Hailsham, since the morning of Saturday, 7th January, and her owner is very concerned now. Willow is a shy cat, with a bushy tail, and she's microchipped. Might you have seen her? If you live in her area, do please check your gardens and outbuildings, in case she's got shut in. Get in touch if you've possible news of her. Thank you.   L4/5C-9/1/16

FOUND
GIZMO, who is a short haired, all tabby cat, has been missing from his home in Long Beach View, in the Sovereign Marina, since the very early hours of Sunday, 8th January. Unfortunately he's not yet neutered so may have gone off to find a mate. However, he could just as easily be shut in somebody's shed or some sort of outside structure, so if you live in his area, will you please check your gardens and and outbuildings. Please make contact with me if you think you've found him.   L17/4H-13/1/17
DUSTY, who is a short haired tortie and white lass, who is microchipped. She is currently missing from her home in Berestede Close, off Carlisle Road, in the Meads area of Eastbourne, where she was last seen on the morning of Saturday, 7th January. Aswell as being microchipped, she was wearing a grey collar, although this could have become detached by now. She's timid anyway apparently, and will probably be very scared by now, so please pull the stops out if you live in her locality and see if you can find her. Many thanks to you.  
L19/6G-12/1/17
Early morning on Thursday, 12th January, black and white, short haired cat, ZIPPIE, disappeared from her home in Dursley Road, Eastbourne. Zippie is microchipped, and the most striking thing about her is that she has virtually no teeth! She's pictured. Please look out for her if you live in her area, or think you've seen her elsewhere.      L20/3A-14/1/17


I have just heard this morning (Saturday) that black cat Rosie, who escaped from a very new home in Roselands Avenue, Eastbourne, on 19th December, has been found in a neighbour's garden. Though very scared, she's ok, has survived the cold, and is now safely back home with her delighted owner. A very good way to end the column for this week.

 
9th January 2017.
A nervous, and normally homely cat, called CHLOE, has now been missing from her home in Wordsworth Drive, Langney, since Thursday, 15th December. Chloe is pictured, so you can see that she's short haired and black and white. The markings either side of her nose are very distinctive. Might you have seen her if you live in that area? Could you have seen her elsewhere? Please get in touch if you've possible news of her.
L17/3E-17/12/16
Another distinctive looking black and white cat, though long haired this time, is OLLIE, missing since 23rd December, from his home in South Street, Eastbourne. Unfortunately he's from a very busy area of Eastbourne, is not neutered, microchipped, or friendly, so quite a lot stacked against him. He does stand out from the crowd though, so could you have seen him? Get in touch if you think you have.
L19/5H-26/12/16

FOUND AFTER 5 MONTHS
A dark browny black, short haired lass, called ROSIE, remains missing from an absolutely brand new home in Roselands Avenue, Eastbourne. She disappeared on Monday, 19th December, and is very likely to have remained in that area, as she'll have no clue where she is, and will probably still be trying to makes sense of her surroundings. Fortunately she is a microchipped cat, so all we have to do is find her. Please check your gardens and any outbuildings you have, if you live in that locality, or if you think you might have seen her elsewhere. Thank you for your help.   L20/1C-22/12/16

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Missing from Jubilee Drive, on The Mill estate at Polegate, is ginger tabby and white cat, GEORGE. Building work is still going on in that area, and George has not been seen since Monday, 2nd January. He's normally very home loving, and is almost an indoor only cat. He's microchipped, but not yet neutered. His owner is extremely concerned about him, especially with our very cold weather too. George is pictured, so please look for him if you live in his area of Polegate, or further afield. Get in touch if you've news of him.
L9/F5-5/1/17
Short haired black cat, CAPTAIN, has been gone from his home in Ditchling Way, Hailsham, since 20th December. That road is in the Sandbanks area of Hailsham, between Ersham Road and South Road. Captain was wearing a collar when he went missing, and that was purple with a silver ID tag on it. The collar could have become detached by now, so please look more for the cat than the collar. Many thanks.   L6/3D-21/12/16

I'm delighted to report that on Thursday night l received a call from the owner of the fluffy black cat missing from Compton Street in Eastbourne. She'd just been found, by chance really, whilst her owner was walking a neighbour's dog. How she's survived l don't know, but she was down a 12' hole on a building site! She'd never have got out without assistance. She's very thin, and will be seeing the vet, but great that she's safely home.

 
18th December 2016.
This will be the final column for this year, and l am pleased to say that it is all about reunions this week, which makes a nice change:

Mimi, who l mentioned last week, came home safe and sound.

I'm very happy to report that grey and white cat, Marley, from Catsfield Close, in Langney, who had been missing since the end of September, is now home-just! A gentleman rang me about a cat visiting his garage at night, and it's turned out to be Marley. Now captured, and home, Marley has seen the vet, and an eye infection apart, is in good shape. Very good news.

The owners of fluffy black cat, Mika, who had been missing from Dursley Road, Eastbourne since the 1st July, were very pleased to receive my call this week to tell them that Mika had been found in nearby Bourne Street after all these months. She too is safely back home, and it's made her owners' Christmas.
Thank goodness for microchips!

I would like to thank EVERYBODY who supports our work helping cats. We are most grateful for the money donations made to us, and the goods given for us to sell to raise funds, and much more besides.
I would particularly like to thank my brilliant helpers who give so much of their time voluntarily. The rewards of doing what we do are great, but not financial. Reuniting both Mika and Marley this week has been wonderful.
So to all of you, thank you, have a peaceful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.

Rosie


15th December 2016.
This lovely fluffy, all black cat is missing from her home in Compton Street, in Eastbourne, where she was last seen on the night of Friday, 2nd December. This is most unusual as she never goes far from home, and her owner is now really concerned for her welfare. She's a microchipped cat. Might you have seen her if you live in the lower Meads/theatre are of the town? Do get in touch if you think you've news of her. Thank you.
L20/6A-4/12/16
A very striking white and black, short haired cat, called MIMI, has been missing since 2nd December, from her home in Willingdon Park Drive, in Hampden,Park, Eastbourne. Mimi is microchipped, but was also in a collar, which is silvery with green markings on it. This collar could have become detached by now, so please look for the cat more than the collar. If you live in that area do please check your gardens and outside structures, in case you discover Mimi there.
L15/3E-8/12/16

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Sorrel Drive, in Langney, Eastbourne, is the next place to focus on, as short haired, black cat CHESNEY, is missing from there. He was last seen on 6th December, and he too is pictured. As you can see he has quite a pointy face, and he is usually a home body too. Most distinctive about him is that he only has a couple of teeth! Please look for him if you live anywhere in or near Sorrel Drive, or if you think you might have seen him elsewhere. May thanks for your help.
L16/1B-9/12/16

I am pleased to report that Siamese cat Arthur, that l appealed about last week, has now been found safe and well.

 
4th December 2016.
Ginger and white, short haired cat, TIGER, has been missing from Larkspur Drive in Langney, since the night of 27th November. Tiger has a big frame, and he has a white smudge on his nose, a white chest and white paws. The rest of him is ginger. He's microchipped, but was also in a green collar, although that may have come off by now, so please look for the cat more than the collar. Please get in touch if you've possible news. Thank you.
L16/1A-28/11/16
ARTHUR, a chocolate point Siamese cat, has gone missing from a very new and temporary home in Meads Road, Meads, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on 24th November. There has been a possible sighting of him in the car park of St. Andrews School, so please help with getting him safe if you see him, or get in touch as a matter of urgency, so l can alert his owner. Arthur is very vocal, and apparently has a big scar on one of his front legs. He's pictured.
L23/1G-27/11/16

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I also want to show you a picture of HONEY, from last week's column. I was told Honey was a Maine Coon, which is a long haired breed. As you can see from Honey's photo, she looks nothing like that, although she may have some Maine Coon blood. She's actually short coated. Please keep looking if you are a Polegate resident, as there's been no news as yet. Thank you.
I am pleased to tell you that black and white cat Marmite, from Bedfordwell Road, Eastbourne, has now been found. He's lost a lot of weight since he disappeared on 11th November, but hopefully will recover well. Thank you for your help in locating him.

 
27th November 2016.
A long haired, sandy coloured Maine Coon cat, called HONEY, has been missing for over two week from her home in Lynholm Road, Polegate. She's microchipped. With the weather as cold, wet, and windy as it's been recently, l am very concerned if she's shut in somewhere. I only had her reported to me on Friday.
If you live in, or anywhere near, Lynholm Road, in Polegate, will you please look in your sheds, garages, greenhouses, and any other nooks and crannies where a cat could get itself trapped. Honey's a distinctive breed of cat, and will "stand out from the crowd", as it were, so if you find a cat that could prove to be her, will you please get in touch as a matter of urgency. Thank you for your help.   L8/5D-25/12/16

When l wrote last week about Tippy, the cat in a collar and lead that had escaped in the proximity of the BP garage near Westham, l was not at all optimistic that she'd survive at all. We then had the nasty storm, and l felt more pessimistic than ever.
So it gives me great pleasure to say that she was found, safe and well, and is now back at home. The family's dog was a great help in working out where she was, and l'd suggested that an item of the owner's clothing be left near where she was last seen. A jacket was used, and it paid off. The dog found the jacket and Tippy. I have to say that the owners had gone all out to find her, and were looking a great deal throughout the night, prior to trying the "dog and jacket". So pleased there was a good outcome for this much loved cat.

19th November 2016.
It is very unfortunate that black oriental x cat, TAO, has gone missing again, especially as the weather has turned so wet and cold. Tao is from Den Hill, in Eastbourne's Old Town, very near the edge of the downs. Tao is partially sighted, vocal, has a scar on his nose, and this time was in a purple collar, although this could have become detached. He's also microchipped. He's a very vulnerable cat. Please help look for him if you live anywhere in his area. Check your gardens and any outside structures regularly please. Last time he went awol he found his way to the busy main road, and could easily have come to harm. Hopefully this time he'll be found nearer to home, and will be kept safe thereafter. Please get in touch if you think you've news of this sleek short haired cat. Thank you.   L18/3C-12/11/16
MARMITE, who is black and white, with short fur, has been missing since Friday, 11th November, from his home in Bedfordwell Road, Eastbourne. His owner is very concerned now, so please help find him if you live in Eastbourne, especially if it is in his home area. Marmite is mostly black, but his back legs and left front leg are white. He has a wide white blaze coming down between his eyes and over his nose, and the lower face is white, except for a black blob to the right of his nose/lip area. Please make contact if you think you've seen him.
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A short haired tabby cat called TIPPY, escaped from a car on Friday evening about 5 p.m. In the vicinity of the BP Garage near the roundabout where the A27 links up with the A259, near Westham. Tippy's a female cat with white tips to her toes and to her tail. The worrying thing, apart from her having escaped in an area she doesn't know, is that she was wearing a collar and lead! The collar is red, and the lead grey. The lead could cause real problems to her if it gets caught up on anything. If you know that area, or better still live in it, will you please be on the alert, and if you think you've spotted Tippy, please try and get her to safety, and call me immediately, or take her to your nearest vet. Thank you very much.    L12/A2-19/11/16

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Another Eastbourne Old Town cat missing at present is SIMBA, from Dillingburgh Road there. He is a special breed x, like the previous one l've mentioned, but he's mostly cream coloured, with a tabby tail, and some tabby markings on his face. He's short haired, and blue eyed. There is a faint possibility that he may have headed back to where he used to live in Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, so if you are a resident in either area, please look out for him.    19/3E-19/4G
Am pleased to say both Twirl and Lucas, from previous columns, have now been found.

 
9th November 2016.
I'd like to remind everybody with cats, or other animals, to be extra careful at this time of year. Firework time is very much with us again, and normally they are around now until the new year begins.

For cat owners in particular, l understand that there has been something disturbing occur in the last few days, and l would suggest that if you possibly can, fireworks apart, you are extremely vigilant, and keep your cats indoors at night, and keep an eye on them as much as you can at all times. Please be extra careful. Thank you.

A very handsome tabby and white lad, called TIGGER, remains missing from home in Eastbourne's Old Town. Tigger, who's short haired, microchipped, and in a pale blue collar with tag (this could have come off by now) is a renowned wanderer and although he lives in Osborne Road, Old Town, the last sighting of him was actually near the Sainsbury's Store in Hampden Park!! As you can see from the photo of him, he has white over his nose and mouth area, all along his tummy, and white socks. Might you have seen him? Wherever you are please keep an eye open for him, and make contact if you think you've spotted him. Thank you.
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If you live anywhere in or near Raleigh Close, Langney Point, Eastbourne, please look for LUCAS, a long haired all black cat. It's possible that he may have gone further afield, but he's from a relatively new home, and generally cats that don't quite know where they are, tend to stay in the area of the home. He is microchipped so, once found, it should be easy to get him back to his very concerned owners. Please get in touch if you've possible news on him.
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White and black, short haired cat, OSSIE, who is normally extremely homely, has been missing since the end of October, from his home in Gainsborough Crescent, in Langney, Eastbourne. He's an older cat at 13 years, and is quite distinctive looking really, as you can see from his photo. If you live in Langney, especially if it is in his bit of it, do please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case you discover Ossie there.
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Some good news to end with is that Tia, who was missing from Maywood Avenue, in Hampden Park, has been found and is now safely back home with her delighted owner.

30th October 2016.
A short haired, black and white cat, called MILKY, has been missing since about the 19th October from home in Marlow Avenue, which is in the Roselands area of Eastbourne. Though short haired, Milky is a bit fluffy. He's microchipped, but not yet neutered, so we must remedy that once he's found. This is the second time he's been on my lost list in recent times. Milky is pictured-might you have seen him? Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you are a resident in his area, and make contact with me if you've news of him.
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PEANUT, a grey tabby with a short coat, disappeared from his home in Lakelands Close, Hampden Park, on Tuesday, 25th October, and has not yet been found. He's only 7 months old, not yet full grown but, thankfully, neutered and microchipped. Please be on the lookout for Peanut, whose owner is very concerned.
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Another cat that's been on my lost list before is all grey, short haired lass, GRACIE, from Falmouth Close, in the South Harbour at Eastbourne's Marina. She too is microchipped, and she was last seen on the afternoon of Friday, 21st October. Please check your gardens and any outside structures if you live in the Marina, in case you discover Gracie. There was a possible sighting of her outside the Asda store a few nights ago, so if you shop there, please keep an eye open in case you spot her. Many thanks.
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A long haired all tabby cat, called TIGER, has disappeared from his a very new home in Oaktree Close, Langney, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on Thursday, 27th October. Tiger is long haired, microchipped, but was also wearing a silver reflective collar, though this could have become detached by now. It is very likely, as he won't know where he is, that he will still be in or around the Oaktree Close area, so please be really vigilant if you live in that locality. Please get in touch if you think you might have seen him.
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I am pleased to end this week's list with the very good news that Harvey, who had been missing since the beginning of September, from Langney Green, in Langney, was found during the week and is now back where he should be!

23rd. October 2016.
Black and white short haired cat, TIA, has disappeared from her home in Maywood Avenue, Hampden Park. Will you please look for her if you live in that area, or if you spot her elsewhere. Tia's pictured. One of her toes is black, and she has one white whisker on the right hand side, above her eye, aswell as a full set of white whiskers below. Please get in touch if you've news on Tia. Thank you.   L15/3F-22/10/16

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It's been rather a good week for reunions:

Partially sighted black cat, Tao, mentioned recently in my column, was found earlier this week walking along the East Dean Road, wailing, and somewhat disorientated. He's safely home now, and doing ok.

Neli, from Rotherfield Avenue in Langney, who'd been missing since 4th September, has been found in Polegate! How she got there we'll never know, but she's now back with her very happy owner.

Weirdly, Cookie, who had been missing from where Neli was found in Polegate, has been reunited with his owner this week after being missing for five months! He was discovered in Levett Road there.

Lastly, Cooper, from Mallard Close in Hampden Park, has been found safe and well after six months.

How good to have more reunions than lost cats to mention this week!

 
16th October 2016.
I am beginning my column this week with two appeals about white cats; one lost and one found/seen. If you can help with either l would be very happy to hear from you:-

I don't cover Ashburnham, near Battle, but l do know somebody from there, and in the week she asked my help with this ghastly story. The gist of that story is that there had been a thin, wide faced, short haired white cat hanging around the home of the woman known to my contact. I believe the woman is possibly a neighbour of my contact. The woman the cat was visiting told my contact, who wanted to assist, that she had taken the cat to a rescue centre, which would have been great, but that is now known to be untrue. The reality is that the woman, rather than helping the cat, took it to a cemetery in Bexhill, and dumped it there! It will have no clue where it is, there will be nobody to feed it, and the cat needs shelter, and neutering. Words fail me that she could have been so callous.
If you live in Bexhill, and know of any cemeteries, will you please keep a look out for this poor white cat, and make contact if you have any news whatsoever about him. Thank you.

The second white cat, again short haired, is one that has been seen around Cameron Close in Hailsham, for a while, but was initially thought to live there. Unfortunately, we are now pretty sure it doesn't, and it looks to have been shot! It has a wound on its head, and one if its eyes looks damaged too. It must be in pain, is terrified, and at present we've not been able to contain him to get him to a vet, although l have lent a humane trap during the week, which hopefully will work very soon.
If you are a resident in Cameron Close, and see this cat, please make contact urgently, and if you are able to get it into a confined space all the better. It can then be got to a vet. Thank you for your assistance.
Now to SEBASTIAN, a short haired tabby cat, who is missing from his home in Elsted Close, Hampden Park, where he was last seen on the evening of 7th October. He's microchipped. If you live in that area please check your gardens, garages, sheds, greenhouses, and any other places a cat might get into.
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A calico tortie, (tortie and white), with short hair, has disappeared from home in Rattle Road, Westham, and she's now been missing for nearly a week. MEGAN, who's 3 years old, is microchipped. Rattle Road is a very busy thoroughfare, but we've heard of no casualties, so hopefully Megan is still around there somewhere. Please look for her if you are in that area. Thank you.   L10/6B-13/10/10
TOM CAT, a short haired tabby and white lad, went missing on Sunday, 9th October from home in The Diplocks, Hailsham. He has a white bib and paws, and he's a neutered cat, who is normally only ever indoors or in his garden, so his owner is extremely concerned now. He's a large framed cat apparently. Please try and find him if you live in his locality, or if you think you've news of him elsewhere.
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I am pleased to say that both Gollum and Ellie from last week's column, have been found safe and well.

Back in June l appealed about black, indoor cat, PURDY, who had got out of his home in St. Anne's Road, Eastbourne. He's still not been found, and l do wonder if perhaps somebody took him in, not realising that he is microchipped to his very worried owners. Purdy's pictured today, and is short haired. I always feel that, unless an indoor cat has hopped into a car, or been moved by somebody, they will most likely remain in the area they escaped from. I think that may well be so with Purdy, and l would ask, if you live anywhere in the locality of St. Anne's Road, that you keep ears and eyes open in case you see a cat that could be him, or hear of anybody that might have unwittingly taken him in. Any possible information would be most useful. Thank you for your help.   L19/3G-4/6/16
Another very worrying situation this week is about ginger cat JARVIS, who has no tail! He escaped from his carrier when visiting the Eastbourne Vets situated by the TA barracks in Seaside, Eastbourne, on Thursday, 6th October. He shot across Seaside to the vicinity of the Foot Clinic, and couldn't be seen thereafter. For sure he will try to find safety. He's long haired, microchipped, and has had a very bad year, as his tail loss was the result of a traumatic attack, which is still causing him stress. It's important that he is found quickly, and l would ask that you look out for any long haired ginger cat that hasn't got a tail. It will almost certainly be Jarvis. Hope to hear from somebody soon.    L20/B3-7/10/16
Vocal cat MARLEY is missing from his home in Catsfield Close, Langney, Eastbourne, where he was last seen on Friday, 30th September. Marley is grey and white, short haired, and microchipped. Might you have seen him? Please get in touch if you think you have.   16/1A-2/10/16

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Missing from Aster Close off Marshfoot Lane in Hailsham, is black, short haired lass, ELLIE. She's been gone for around a week, and is usually very much a home body, so her owner is very concerned now. She's microchipped, but was also wearing a blue flea collar, though that may have become detached. Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you live in her area, or think you've seen her elsewhere. Thank you.   L7/E1-7/10/16

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ROLO, who is short haired, and black and white, disappeared from home in Orwell Close, Stone Cross, about the,2nd October, and not yet returned. She is mostly black but has a white chest and paws. I am pleased to say that she too is microchipped. Please look out for her if you are a Stone Cross resident, and get in touch if you've potential news of her.
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Absent without leave since Wednesday, 28th September, is short haired tabby cat, JINX, who is from Percival Road, in Hampden Park. She is homely as a rule so this is very concerning for her owner. She's pictured. Have you seen her perhaps if you live in her area? Or even seen her elsewhere? Call me if you've news.   L15/2H-7/10/16
Now ZIGGY, tabby and white, short haired, and missing from Bernhard Gardens/Barons Way area in Polegate. I've limited information on this, but Ziggy is male, neutered, and microchipped. There is a picture here though, so if you think you've seen him please get in touch.    L8/6B-5/19/16
GOLLUM, who has been on my list before, is missing again from his address in Compton Street, Eastbourne. Gollum, short haired, black, and microchipped, has been missing for just over a week, and his owner is very concerned, so please help if you can by checking your gardens and outside structures if you live anywhere in his area. He may have got shut in, ir even taken in by somebody there, as he's very gregarious.   L20/6A-7/10/16

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FRED, a long haired, tabby and white cat, also microchipped, is missing from an extremely new home off Meads Street, in the area called The Village. He went on the evening of 6th October, and he's pictured. Lovely cat! Have you seen him if you live in that area? Thank you for helping with him, and all the other lost cats mentioned here today.   L23F1/7/10/16
If you live anywhere near the downs in Old Town, Eastbourne, please will you look for short haired, black oriental cat, TAO, who has gone missing on his first time out from a new home in Den Hill there. He was last seen on the evening of 5th October. Tao is microchipped, but was also wearing a blue collar and tag, though that could come off him. Tao is partially sighted, so is very vulnerable. Please look really thoroughly for him, and hopefully get him back home as soon as possible. Thank you.   L18/3C-8/10/16
Am pleased to end this rather lengthy column with the news that "repeat offender" OLLIE, from Myrtle Road, Eastbourne, has been found, and is safely back home-for now!
Torti cat, Kitka, from Enys Road, in Eastbourne, is also back home safely.

 
2nd October 2016.
An unusual looking black/silver Bengal X, known as PRINCESS or PICKLE PANTS, is currently missing from her home in Westminster Close, Eastbourne, where she was last seen around 22nd September. She's small, and normally very much a homebody, so her owner is very concerned. She's also microchipped. Might you have seen her? As you can see from the photo she is a distinctive looking cat, so do get in touch if you think you've seen her. Thank you.   L15/1F-27/9/16
Missing from the same home, but for several months now, is MITZI/NOODLES, who is a silver tabby Bengal X. Once again a very noticeable cat. She's microchipped too. Could you have ever seen her, or even taken her in as your own, not realising she has an owner already? Any news about either of these Westminster Close cats would be much appreciated.   L15/1F-27/9/16
Once again OLLIE/BUBBLES is missing from home in Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. He's long haired, and white and tabby. This must be at least the third time he's gone missing this year. Ollie's in a collar, or was, but not sure what colour that is. Possibly a blue one. He is microchipped though too. He has a very fluffy tail and, as you can see from his photo, is very lovely. Please keep a look out for this cheeky lad, and make contact if you've news of him. Many thanks.   L20/1D-28/9/16

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26th September 2016.
Please, please, if you're a resident in the Eastern Avenue, Northern Avenue, Central Avenue area of Polegate, will you please look for female cat, BOB? She has gone missing from a temporary home there, and not yet been found, although there has been a sighting of her. She's pictured, is black and white with a distinctive chin area, and is microchipped, so it will be easy enough to confirm her identity once scanned.
Please check your gardens, garages, sheds and greenhouses regularly, in case she's taken cover there. Make contact if you think you've found her, and thank you for your help.

Another Hailsham cat currently at large, is MILO, from The Belfry, which is off Gleneagles Drive. Milo is white and ginger, and has not been seen since 14th September. I have limited details about him, but if you live in his area please look out for any similar sounding cat, that's looking a bit lost, and might prove to be him. Many thanks.
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KITKA, a longer haired tortie cat, is missing from her home in Enys Road, Eastbourne. She's microchipped, and pictured here today. Could you have seen her if you live in that area, or spotted her elsewhere?
Please make contact if you've possible news. Thank you.
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I don't want to confuse things by mentioning another cat called Milo, but l have had a black and white Milo on my lost list for many weeks, and l am pleased to report that he was finally found, after nearly three months, during the week. He had gone missing from a new home in Court Road, Hampden Park at the beginning of July, and his people had resigned themselves to the possibility that he might never be found. He was though, by two lovely ladies in Willingdon, who thankfully got in touch, sent me a photo, and l could see immediately that it was Milo, who is now safely back where he should be with his very happy owners.

11th September 2016.
NELI, a short haired tabby and white, female cat, went missing on Sunday, 4th September, from her home in Piltdown Way, Langney, which is off Rotherfield Avenue there Neli is a timid cat, so it is highly likely that she will try and find somewhere she feels safe, hence the need to look in outside structures such as sheds, garages and greenhouses if you are a resident in her area. Luckily Neli is a microchipped cat, and she's pictured here today.    L16/1A-8/9/16
BERTIE, who has been on here before. He is long haired, black and white, and he's been missing from his home in Whitley Road, in Eastbourne, since the very early hours of Friday, 9th September. He's microchipped. Bertie is a big framed cat, and described by his owner as plump. He has a white triangle on the lower face, a small white bib, and white paws. The rest of him is black. Please look out for him, especially if you live in the area around Eastbourne Fire Station.
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A light ginger, long haired cat, called GASPON, has gone missing from a temporary home in Ashgate Road, Langney, Eastbourne, on Friday, 2nd September, and has not yet been found. Gaspon is unfortunately not neutered so may have gone off to find a mate, although l think it much more likely that he'll have stuck around the Ashgate Road area, as he won't know where he is. If you live anywhere in that area, will you please look for Gaspon, who apparently has a very bushy tail. If you spot a cat elsewhere that you think may be him, do please get in touch.   L17/3E-6/9/16

All grey, short haired cat, HARVEY, is also missing in Langney, this time from Langney Green (nr. Asda), where he was last seen on 5th September. Harvey, who is described as a Sheba cat lookalike, was wearing a blue collar when he went missing. Might you have seen him? l would be grateful, if you live in Harvey's area, if you would check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case he's got trapped somewhere.
This also applies to the areas where any of the other cats mentioned here today are from aswell please. Many thanks.
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A tearful but joyful reunion took place last week when we were able to reunite black and white cat Rosie, with her owner, after three weeks absence. She had been missing from the Mill development in Polegate, and in fact was found not that far from home. A good way to end the column this week, and don't forget there will not be a new column now until about 25th September.

Before l talk about lost cats l want to say that l am going to be taking a break for a few days from 11th September, and although my calls will be accessed by one of my voluntary helpers, the usual service will be somewhat reduced. If you've lost or found a cat, we'd still like all the details, so please call 01825 873067, but do please leave your name and a contact number so that Linda can call you back for all the relevant information. There will be a column here next weekend, but then nothing for two weeks. Thank you.
4th September 2016.
Last weekend l mentioned missing black cat TOFFEE, from Milland Road, in the Harmers Hay area of Hailsham. Short haired Toffee remains missing and has not been seen now since the beginning of August.
Most worrying now is that the two other cats from the same home are missing too, and it is hard to believe it's coincidence. I am concerned that so many cats are missing in the north of Hailsham generally, as it's unusual.
POPPY, who is short haired and black and white, is one of the two other cats. Poppy disappeared on the 31st of August, and is pictured here with her head laid right back. Maybe not clear about the other white areas on her body but it does show up the distinctive white markings across her face and under her chin.
The third cat missing from the same household in Milland Road, Hailsham, is BUBBLE, who is also a female black and white cat with short hair. She is pictured aswell, and she disappeared on the 30th August. As you can imagine, the owner of these three cats is distraught.
Please, if you live in that area, look for all three cats, but also please be very vigilant with your own cats, especially at night. If you can, keep them indoors and keep them safe.

If you've any news on any of this, especially if you've seen anything at all suspicious, do please keep me in the loop but, more importantly, talk to the local Police and maybe the RSPCA too. As l said at the beginning of the piece about these three cats, it is odd, and very worrying. Thank you for your time.

I am pleased to say that there is at least a bit of good news to end the column with this week, and that is that Felix, who disappeared from a very new home, in Hailsham, on 15th July, was found, thin but safe, on 29th August. Both grey and white Sidney, and black and white Brucey, who were in last week's column, have also been found safe and well now too.

30th August 2016.
A cat who has appeared here before is missing again from her home in Kensington Way, which is part of The Mill development at Polegate. ROSIE, who is black and white, with short hair, went missing on Monday, 15th August, and not returned as yet. Rosie is microchipped, and a distinctive looking lass, as you can see from her photo. The big concern at the moment is the heat, and no access to water, so if you live in Polegate, especially if it's anywhere in or near The Mill development, please look for Rosie. You may spot her elsewhere of course, so please make contact with me if you think you've news of her.    LC9/E5-25/8/16

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Another extremely distinctive looking cat, missing since 21st August, is SYDNEY, from the area called Foxes Hollow, in or near Stone Cross. This was a Facebook report so, as is often the case, l've not been furnished with full details. Sydney is short coated, grey and white, and is a microchipped cat, although the details may not be up to date. Please look out for this striking looking lad. Thank you.   LC11-22/8/16

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Marlow Avenue, Eastbourne is the next area to focus on, as a male, black and white, short haired cat, has been missing since 23rd August from there, and it was a very new home! Apparently shy, but again with good markings, especially on the lower face. You'd probably recognise him if you saw him. The likelihood, as it was a very new home, is that he's still in or around Marlow Avenue, as he won't know where he is. Please check your gardens and outside structures regularly if you live in that locality, just in case you discover him there. Many thanks for your help.   L20/1B-25/8/16
An indoor cat, called BRUCEY, has managed to get out of his home in Mallard Close, Hampden Park, which unfortunately is very near the railway station. He went awol in the early hours of 26th August, and has not yet been found. Brucey is black and white, short haired, and entire male. He was due to be neutered next week, so let's hope he's found quickly, and that can still go ahead. Brucey is pictured.  L15/5H-26/8/16

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Another black and white cat from Hampden Park, this time Henfield Road, has been missing since 10th August, but only just reported to me. VINNIE, pictured, is a neutered male, with a white moustache, chest, tummy and feet. A lovely looking lad! Time is of the essence if he's got shut in somewhere. If you live anywhere near him, please make every effort to find him, and make contact with me if you think you might have possible news.  L15/3G-22/8/16
 
The second black cat, from Hawkswood Drive, Hailsham, this time, is JELLIE, who is a female aged 13 years, also short haired. She's slim, sleek, and apparently looks youthful. Where she is backs onto fields, so please check your gardens and outbuildings if you live in her area, but also be vigilant if you're out walking a dog, or just on a walk. You never know, you might find her.    L5/4E-26/8/16

Thanks, as always, for your help in looking for Jellie, and all the other cats mentioned here today.
I am very happy to say that black cat, Gizmo, who had been missing for five weeks from her home in Maywood Avenue, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, has been found safely during the week, not that far from home really. So a good bit of news to end the column today.

21st August 2016.
Short haired tabby cat, DUSTY, is missing at present from his home in Observatory View, Town Farm, Hailsham, where he was last seen on the evening of Sunday, 14th August. Distinctive looking Dusty is microchipped, but was also wearing a green reflective collar with little black mice on it, although that could have become detached by now. If you live in that area will you please check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case you discover Dusty there.
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Another Hailsham cat at large at present is black, short haired TOFFEE, who has been missing for two weeks now, from her home in Milland Road, Hailsham, which is part of the Harmers Hay area of the town. Toffee is normally a very homely cat, so it is unusual that she's been gone this long. In the photo she has kittens suckling from her, and her fur looks quite fluffy. She is a spayed cat nowadays l am pleased to say. If you think you may have seen Toffee please get in touch, and do check your outside structures if you live in her locality, or if you think you've spotted her elsewhere. Thank you.
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JACK, who is a short haired, ginger and white, neutered male cat, disappeared from home in Cornish Close, Langney, Eastbourne, on Saturday, 13th August, and not yet returned. Jack is 9 years old, and microchipped. Please help find him if you live in his area, or think you've seen him elsewhere. Many thanks.
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Now the last cat to mention today; my namesake ROSIE. Unusually this lost cat is from Station Road, Berwick, to be precise, and she has been gone from home since 13th August. As you can see from the picture of Rosie, she has unusual markings, and has been described by her owner as a cross oriental torti. She has quite a lot of white fur, along with the torti ginger and blacky brown colours. I think you would know her if you saw her! She too is microchipped. Please call if you've news of Rosie, or any of the other cats mentioned here today. Thank you.
B-19/8/16
At last it is good news on tabby cat Tigger, who is finally back home in The Diplocks area of Hailsham, after several weeks away. He is being neutered and microchipped now, so hopefully there'll be no more disappearing acts in the future
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14th August 2016.
A cat called OLLIE, who was on my lost list not that long ago, has gone missing again from his home in Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. Ollie, who is longer haired, and white and tabby, is microchipped, which is a blessing. He went missing on either Thursday, 4th August, or possibly the previous Thursday, which was 28th July. His owner seems uncertain as to which it was, but whichever date, it is important that anybody living in that area is checking their gardens and outbuildings regularly in case he's got trapped. Ollie's pictured, so please make contact with me if you think you've found him.
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On a happier note l am pleased to say that Mojo, from the new home at Barbuda Quay, in the Sovereign Marina, has been found, although her companion cat, tabby Fibble remains at large.
Bubble, from Milland Road, Hailsham, has also now been found safe and well.

8th August 2016.
One of two cats missing from the same address at present, is MOJO, from Barbuda Quay, in the Sovereign Marina's South Harbour. Mojo, who is a short haired ginger and white lass, disappeared from a very new home, of only a week, on 26th July, and has not yet been found. Mojo is pictured.    L17/6G-30/7/16

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I always recommend that when you move a cat to a new home, it really ought to be kept in for three to four weeks if possible, so it gets used to its new surroundings properly, before being let out. That was the advice l always give, and did in this instant, to no avail, and now a second cat, FIBBLE, has disappeared from the same address on 31st July. Fibble is a long haired tabby cat, also pictured here. Fibble was wearing a collar apparently, colour unknown, although it may have become detached by now anyway.
If you live in, or anywhere near, Barbuda Quay, please look for both Mojo and Fibble, who are likely to have remained in that area, as they won't know where they are. Check your gardens and any outside structures you have, and please make contact with me if you have news of either cat. Thank you very much for your help.
L17/6G-2/8/16
MILO is a short haired black and white cat, missing since early July, from a new home in Court Road, Hampden Park. Fortunately he's microchipped. This gentle natured lad is mostly black, but has white on his nose and mouth area, and white paws. Might you have seen a cat like him if you live in that area? As with Mojo and Fibble, it is very likely that Milo will have remained in the vicinity of the new home, so please be extremely vigilant, and make contact with me if you think you've news of him.
L15/3H-30/7/16

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Now black and white, short haired SIMBA, who has been missing since about 24th July, from his home in Kirkstall Close, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne. Unfortunately Simba is not yet neutered, so may possibly have gone off to find a mate, although he may just have easily got shut in somebody's garage or shed, so if you live in his area please keep an eye open, check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, and ring me if you think you might have found him.
L15/2G-31/7/16
A Hailsham cat called BUBBLES, who is also black and white, but long haired and microchipped, has been gone from home in Milland Road, Hailsham, since the afternoon of Wednesday, 3rd August. She'd very timid so may not come to your call, even if you find her, so if you think you have, please let me know and l will ask her owner, or the near neighbour who knows her well, to come out and collect her. Bubbles, though longer coated, is very glossy and has a tail that's more down than up, if that makes sense. She has a white muzzle and chin area, white tummy and white paws, the rest of is black.    L4/6D-6/8/16
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I am pleased to tell you that both Calvin and Peppa, from last week's column, are both now found safely.

31st. July 2016
It goes without saying that you need to keep a close eye on your sheds, garages and greenhouses at this time of year, as with the higher temperatures, and no access to water, any animal will struggle. I would certainly advise that you keep a bowl of fresh water outside at all times, for your own pets, but also for any passing wildlife.

An entire male fluffy black cat, called FRANKIE, is missing from his home in Croxden Way, Hampden Park, where he was apparently last seen on Sunday 24th July. Though black l am given to understand that his body fur has a slightly bleached look to it. He's about one year old. If you live in that area, which has a high population of cats, please look out for Frankie, and ring if you think you might have found him. Many thanks.   L15/2F-29/7/16
A timid, tabby and white cat, called PEPPA, went missing on Thursday, 21st July, from her home in the Windermere Crescent/Seaside area of Eastbourne, and has not yet returned. Short haired Peppa is microchipped, but was also wearing a blue collar, although that could have come off her by now. If you live in that area, please check your gardens and outbuildings thoroughly, in case you discover Peppa there. Make contact with me if you've possible news, or take her securely to a vet to be scanned. Thank you.   L20/2C-25/7//16
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Another fluffy cat missing at present is CALVIN, from Diplocks Walk in Hailsham. Calvin went missing on 14th July, although l've only known of him for the last few days. He's black and white, and is pictured here. As you can see he has very distinctive markings. He's microchipped, but was also in a collar which is blue, though that collar could well have become detached by now. At present Calvin has a small but noticeable bald patch on the top of his head between his ears. If you're a Hailsham resident, especially if it is within his locality, please check your outside structures as a matter of urgency. Calvin, if trapped all this time, will not survive without your assistance. Thank you, as always, for your time.   L6/1C-26/7/16
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26th July 2016.
You may recall, a few weeks ago, that l appealed for help with a tabby cat, called TIGGER, who had gone missing in transit to a cat sitter, but lived in The Diplocks, Hailsham, where he was seen quite a bit soon after. It was thought that, as he was so near home, and there had been a lot of people looking for him anyway, that by now he would have been "properly" home, especially as he'd been an indoor only cat.
That is not the case. He remains at large, and for the past couple of weeks has not been seen at all. Tigger is all tabby, with longer hair, and a bushy tail. He's not yet neutered, so it may be the case that he's gone off to find a mate, and could get very disorientated if he's out of his own patch. The picture poster shows Tigger, in various poses, and l hope that somebody may have information about him. Please make contact with me if you think you've seen him, and let's try and get him back home. Thank you.    L6/2C-19/7/16
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GIZMO, a black, short haired female cat, went missing from home in Maywood Avenue, Willingdon Trees, Eastbourne, on the evening of 19th July, and has not yet returned home. Gizmo is microchipped, has big eyes, and though virtually all black, has a tiny bit of white below her chin area. If you live in her area, please check your gardens and outbuildings thoroughly, in case you find Gizmo there.
L15/3F-20/7/16

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It is worrying that a fat, long haired, black and white cat remains missing from her home in Brightland Road, Old Town, Eastbourne, where she was last seen on Friday, 8th July. I was contacted by a friend of the partially sighted owner, and l am not sure how many of the things needing to be done will have been done, in particular getting the neighbours to check their gardens and outside structures regularly, and getting posters up. If this cat, or any animal, is shut in somewhere in this heat, with no access to water, they will not last long.
I appeal to any resident in Brightland Road, or that area, to check their sheds, garages, greenhouses, and anywhere a cat could get trapped inside. I have no photo l'm afraid, or even the cat's name, but l can tell you that the female cat is long haired, mostly black, with a white bib and paws. Though she was overweight when she went missing, she may be much thinner by now. Please help find her. Thank you.   L19/4F-16/7
I cannot stress enough how important it is, in this hot spell particularly, that you ensure that no creatures have got shut into any outside structure on your property. Please also leave a bowl of fresh water outside for passing furries and feathereds.
I am pleased to end this week's column with the news that Billy, the tabby cat from Wordsworth Drive, Langney, who l mentioned last week, came safely home.

16th July 2016.
Short haired, tabby and white cat, LUNA, has been missing from her home in Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, since 6th July. Luna is mostly tabby but has white under her chin, some on her chest and tummy, and four white paws. She's microchipped. If you live in her area please check your gardens and outside structures, just in case she's got trapped inside. Make contact with me if you think you've news of her. Thank you.
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Another tabby cat, this time all tabby, is BILLY from Wordsworth Drive, Langney, who went missing from home at lunchtime on Friday, 15th July, and not yet returned. His brother is lost without him. Billy is microchipped, but was also wearing a light blue collar, although this could become detached. Billy is a neutered male aged 2 years. His coat is shortish but fluffy. Please look for him if you live in his locality, or if you think you've seen him elsewhere.
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A cat missing since the night of Friday, 15th July, from a very new home in Sackville Road, Hailsham, is black and white, short haired cat, FELIX. He is likely to still be around there, as he'll have no clue where he is, so please be vigilant if you are a resident in that area of Hailsham, and make contact if you think you've found him. Many thanks.
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I had a call in the week from a person who lives on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham. She had been followed home by a short haired ginger and white cat, which she had seen lurking about in nearby Mill Road. She sent me a photo of the cat, and l felt hopeful that it might be Rascal, who had been missing since 10th January from The Diplocks in Hailsham. You may recall that there had been a nasty incident involving a dog, whose owner had not got it on a lead, that had attacked and taken away another cat in that area. Rascal had disappeared at the same time, and it was thought that he might have suffered the same fate as the other cat, although there were no definite signs of that being the case. Six months down the line, l am pleased to say that the cat was Rascal, who is now safely back home with his delighted owner. Hopefully Rascal will now be neutered and microchipped, and never disappear again. A very good outcome.

 
If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Dursley Road, in Eastbourne, please look for MIKA, who has been missing from there since Friday, 1st July. Mika is long haired, and black, with a brown tinge to her coat. She's microchipped, but was also in a pink collar, with a pink paw shaped ID tag on it, though this may have come off by now. Please check your gardens and outside structures in case you discover her there. Thank you.
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And now to the small community of Wilmington, where white and tabby, short haired cat, MR. GEEZE, has been missing since 28th June. He is from Adesfield in Wilmington which is situated behind the Giant's Rest pub. His left white ear is bald apparently. He's normally very home loving, and his owners are very concerned for his welfare. Fortunately he is a microchipped cat. If you live in his village please look for him, or if you think you've spotted him elsewhere, please make contact with me. Many thanks.
W-8/7/16
I am pleased to say that Murphy, the grey and white kitten l mentioned in last week's column, was found quickly, and is safely home.
Another grey and white cat, Pepe, who l had in my column at the tail end of May, was finally found and reunited with his owner a couple of days ago. It gave me great pleasure being able to facilitate the reunion. So Pepe is home after many weeks, a bit thinner, but ok.

3rd. July 2016.
A most worrying situation to start the column with this time, concerning an extremely young kitten called MURPHY, who is missing from The Diplocks in Hailsham. Murphy, who is actually a female, is a very pretty, long haired, grey and white lass aged 10/11 weeks only. It is believed that she must have fallen from the window of her second floor home in the early morning of 1st July, although there is no sign of her outside the building. Her very distressed owner has searched high and low indoors, and cannot find her there either. Hopefully somebody kind has found her and taken her in to keep her safe, but she needs to be got back home urgently. The child of the household is distraught as you would expect, so do please look for her if you live in or near The Diplocks. I can't believe she'd be far from home, but she could get behind and under outside structures, aswell as inside them, so do be thorough with your searching, and call me if you think you've found her. As you can see from the photo she is an extremely distinctive looking little soul. Thank you.   L6/2C-1/7/16   FOUND
Another cat missing in the same part of Hailsham, is PERRY from Western Road, who has been missing since the evening of 27th June. Perry is an all ginger tabby, short haired cat, who is microchipped. Though only 2/3 years old, he has a slight heart murmur, so his owners are particularly concerned for his welfare. Might you have seen him? If you are a resident in the Western Road area of Hailsham, or anywhere around there, do be vigilant. Check your gardens and outbuildings regularly, in case he's got trapped somewhere. We've had a lot of rain and high winds over the last few days, and he may have taken cover and accidentally got shut in somewhere. Please make contact if you've news of him.   L6/1C-28/6/16
Hailsham again, and this time the cat concerned is lost from Viburnum Way, which is part of the new development off Marshfoot Lane, near White House School. GEORGE, who is female, and is ginger and white, with long fur, has been missing from there since before 14th June. As you can see from her photo she is a very striking looking cat. If you think you've news of her l'd be very glad to hear from you. Thank you for your help.    L7/F1-28/6/16
Last to mention is PEPSI, from The Hydneye in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. Long haired Pepsi is a microchipped cat, who was also wearing a black collar with a small bell on it, though this could have become detached. She's been missing since the evening of Thursday, 23rd June. I'm showing here the owner's poster, which has her contact number, should you think you've found Pepsi. You can ring me if you prefer, but do look for her if you live in her area.    L15/4H-27/6/16
I mentioned lost black and white cat Alfie last week, and am pleased to tell you that he has now been found safe and well.

26th June 2016.
A short- ish haired, black and white cat, called ALFIE, went missing on Wednesday, 15th June, from his home in Henfield Road, Hampden Park, and has not yet returned. Alfie is pictured and, as you can see, has a very subtle line of white down his nose, aswell as some much more obvious white areas.
If you live in his area, please check your sheds, garages, and any other places a cat might get trapped in. If you think you've found him, or even seen him elsewhere, please get in touch. Thank you.
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Another Hampden Park cat missing aswell is KITTY, from Croxden,Way. She's been gone since about the 12th June, and her owner is very concerned about her. Kitty, who is 8 years old, is a tabby and white, short haired lass. Unfortunately l don't have a photo to show at this point, but hopefully may be able to add one in at a later time.
Please look for any tabby and white haired cat in that area that appears lost, and ring or email me as a matter of urgency. Many thanks.   L15/2F-22/6/16
It's always good to end the column with good news, and l have to reunions to report this time:

A couple of days ago l had a report from an Eastbourne lady, who had spotted a longer haired ginger cat trapped in a yard near her home. Thankfully the cat was got out, and l encouraged the lady to borrow a cat carrier from the newer of the Cats' Protection shops in Seaside, and try and get the cat to Eastbourne Vets to be scanned, to see if it was microchipped. I now know that the cat was repeat offender Ted, from Melbourne Road, who is now very settled back home. Thank you to the CP shop for their help in facilitating the reunion.
Weirdly, the other cat now home is from very near where Ted was, and that was little indoor cat Daisy, who had escaped from her indoor home in Seaside, at the junction with Firle Road, a couple of weeks ago. Tabby and white Daisy has fared reasonably well, considering everything, but has lost weight of course, so will need to rebuild her strength. Bet she was glad to get back indoors! Her owners are certainly very happy to have her back.

19th June 2016.
A tabby cat, called TIGGER, went missing in the week, whilst in transit to a pet sitter. He was last seen in The Diplocks/Ash Court area of Hailsham on the 13th June, and he is known to still be in that area. A lot of efforts are being made to recapture him, as yet to no avail. So this appeal is to anybody living in that area that might be able to assist in getting him into a safe area, so he can be collected asap thereafter. Tigger is pictured. Thank you.
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And now to MABEL, who is missing from Glen Close in Wannock/Polegate, where she was last seen on the morning of Thursday, 16th June. Mabel is all grey, short haired, with amber eyes. She's normally very homely. She's a microchipped cat, but was also in a lilac collar with a silver ID tag on it, although the collar may have become detached by now. If you live in her locality please look for this lovely cat, who is probably not far from home.    L14/1B-17/6/16
Some of you.may remember missing black cat JET, from Central Avenue in Eastbourne's Old Town, who went missing back in March, but was found some weeks later miles from home. Unfortunately, he's gone again, and has apparently been missing for over three weeks now. He is short haired, with a tiny bit of white on his chest and low belly, and he's still an entire male. However, he is microchipped, which is good, and will hopefully enable him to be got home quickly once he's been found and scanned. Please keep an eye open if you live in his area, or elsewhere, as he may have travelled.     L18/2D-17/6/16

I am pleased to say there have been some reunions to end with:
Izzy, the Siamese cat from Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, is now home.
The tabby/tortie and white lass from Downsview Way, Hailsham, is also back, as is the short haired grey female from Falmouth Close in the South Harbour at the Eastbourne Marina.
Brown tabby Bluebell, from Battle Road, Hailsham, came home in the week, and is fine and, lastly, Jeremy, the black cat that had been missing from Hyperion Avenue in Polegate, since the end of April, was found on farmland this week. So good to have some happy news.

12th June 2016.
A short haired, tabby and white cat, called Daisy, has gone missing from an "indoor home" in Seaside/Firle Road area of Eastbourne, and has now been missing since 10 p.m. on 7th June. It is very worrying as she won't have a clue where she is, and where she is of course is extremely busy indeed. She is pictured, and as you can see has a white tummy and paws, with tabby along the top of her to, and including, her tail. She's four years old, but apparently small for her age, and timid. If you live in that area please check your gardens and outside structures regularly, as she may try to find somewhere she feels safe. I would particularly like people living the other of Seaside, like Cambridge Road or the area around it for example, to look for her too. It is possible that she may have crossed Seaside when it was quieter at night, but not been able to get back. If you think you spot her, do please contact me as a matter of urgency, or take her to the branch of Eastbourne Vets by the TA barracks, which is extremely near where she's gone missing. Thank you.   L20/B3-11/6/16
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We've a lot of cats missing, but thankfully most of the ones reported to me during the week have already been found, hence a shorter column this time.

I've some very good news to report on black cat Otis, who has been missing since 27th April, from near Eastbourne prom. He showed up during the week, seems ok, and his owner is delighted.

6th June 2016.
A tabby tortie and white, short haired, female cat has been missing since 8 p.m. on the 30th May, from her home in Downsview Way in Hailsham. She's pictured, and is 2 years old, and microchipped. If you live in Hailsham, especially if it is in her particular bit of it, please be on the look out for this lovely lass. Thank you.
L6/2D-31/5/16
Another Hailsham cat at large at present, is short haired black cat, WILSON, from Lansdowne Crescent, who disappeared on Sunday, 22nd May. He's microchipped too and, though black, has just a few white hairs on his chest and tummy. He's sleek, glossy coated, and has greeny yellow eyes. Please check your gardens and outbuildings if you are in his area, or if you think you might have seen him elsewhere.
L4/5C-1/6/16
Hailsham again, and this time about BLUEBELL, who is a short haired tabby female, missing from her Battle Road home since the tail end of May. She's been known to wander before, but not for as long as this, so her owners are very concerned now for her welfare. Luckily Bluebell is microchipped. Please be vigilant, and make contact if you think you've seen her.
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A cat called HULK, who is long haired and black, has been gone since 1st June, from his home in Kings Park, which is near The Crumbles at Eastbourne, and not that far from the Marina. He's microchipped, green eyed, and normally a very home loving cat. Might you have seen him?
L17/5F-2/6/16
Lastly, as l finish this column today, l have just had a call about another long haired black cat called PURDY, who is an indoor and garden only cat that's got out! He's only been missing a matter of hours (Saturday, 4/6 at approximately 10.30) but his owners are extremely worried. He's missing from St.Anne's Road in Eastbourne, is 10 years old, and is microchipped. Please look for him if you live in that locality. He's likely to be around there somewhere, as he won't know where he is. Call me if you've possible news of him. Many thanks.

Princess from Gaudick Road, in the Meads area of Eastbourne, is now safely back home, as is Ollie from Myrtle Road, Eastbourne. Most exciting to also tell you is that black and white cat, Isis, who went missing from a new home in Lottbridge Drive, Hampden Park, at the start of last December, returned safely on the 2nd of this month. He's known to have been fed for a couple of weeks by a nice couple, who took him to the vets to be scanned for a chip, which he had, but who knows where he's been for the rest if these months. He's well though, and his owners are so pleased to have him back. A good note to end on today.

 
1st June 2016.
Missing, since the afternoon of Thursday, 26th May, is a short haired all grey cat, pictured, from Falmouth Close, in the South Harbour of the Sovereign Marina, Eastbourne. She is microchipped, and her owner is extremely concerned now so, if you live in that area, or even if you don't, please look for her, and help get her back home. Thank you for your assistance.   L17/5F-30/5/16