Real life Pet Ventura in search of missing moggie Max

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Pet detectives have been called in to hunt for a Wilstead woman’s missing moggie which went astray in a thunderstorm.

Detectives from Animal Search’s UK professional Missing Pet Search team are paws-ing for thought after being called out by Jane Abrams, whose 11-year-old cat Max went missing a week ago.

The team of pet detectives, led by former police officer Tom Watkins, who has over 18 years of investigation experience, are fully equipped with walkie-talkies, rescue traps, torches and police style patrol vehicles to assist with their hunt for the much loved pet.

Mr Watkins said: “Max is a very distinctive cat. He is light grey in colour with green eyes. He was outdoors during a thunderstorm and so we think he may have got scared and hidden somewhere or become disorientated.

“Most missing pets are found within a mile of home – the challenge faced by owners, is making sure that as many people as possible know that their pet has gone missing, and encouraging them to be vigilant in keeping an eye out for them.”

“Unfortunately, work and family commitments often mean that owners don’t have as much time as they’d like to devote scouring the area looking for their missing pet, and this is one of the ways in which Animal Search UK can help.

“Our professional, uniformed specialist missing pet search teams can usually be at any location in the UK within 48 hours, to help owners find a missing pet.”

If you have any information on Max to help give the story a purr-fectly paws-itive ending please call the Animal Search UK free confidential helpline on 0800 4 320 340 and quote case ref: 184869 or search on the website for pet ref: ALP184869

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