Big Favour - strange request!

This may seem a strange request.. and I know its not running specific, but if there are any forum members who run in the Culcheth/Glazebury areas, could they please keep there eyes open for my missing Louis! He's a black manx cat that was left to escape from the cattery he was staying in and hasn't been seen for nearly four weeks now.

Big thanks. x Nik

A CATTERY is offering a £500 reward for information leading to the conviction of a vandal who released five cats from their premises.

Little Lions, in Holcroft Lane, Culcheth, said owners were distraught after the raid in the early hours of February 9 in which an intruder pulled back mesh on the outdoor runs and opened all the doors to free the pets.

Despite extensive inquiries and steps to recover the felines only one has since been returned.

One of the cats belongs an Irlam family whose house burned down in January - and their 11-year-old daughter Shanice is mortified.

Cattery owner Rebecca Ovinton said: "She keeps coming here crying and searching the fields, and asking to look for her cats."

The cattery has borrowed traps from the Cats Protection League to try to recover the runaway pets from surrounding fields.

The missing cats are Angel, an 18-month-old female tortoiseshell, Ali, a brown six-year-old tabby with half a tail, and Louis, a black Manx cat.

Rebecca said: "We have never heard of anything like this happening before and cannot understand how anyone could be so heartless. It is terrible for the families returning from holiday to find that their much loved pets have been lost. We are doing everything in our power to get them back.

"If anyone in the area has knowledge of any strays answering the descriptions we would love to hear from them."

Anyone with information about the cats can contact Little Lions on 01925 766441, while anyone with information on the intruder can contact police on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


  • TMTD you must be devestated, i can imagine how I would be if it were one of my cats.

    I do hope you find him.

  • So do I, we left him there to be safe! :O It was only when I spotted a cute cat whilst on my run last night I thought of adding it here.
  • Good luck tmtd.

  • Toomuchtoodo -- I run down by Delph Lane alot so I'll keep my eyes peeled. Other than that, not likely to see him unless he's further afield in the Winwick area. Also, I tend to run at night and a black cat isn't likely to be visible but will keep my eyes open. Hope you find him soon.
  • Thanks Stoxy.. :)

    Cath - uou never know I guess! He's quite obvious as he has no tail! But the more eyes the better I guess. :)
  • Tmtd - just copied most of your first message and sent it to colleagues at Risley. There's a few of them run round Birchwood Park at luchtime so you never know.

    Best of luck.
  • Cheers Andy - more eyes the better. :) Birchwood's directly over the fields from the cattery so its always an option.
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