Pet detectives solve case
PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 May 2012
A couple from The Colony have been 'overwhelmed' by the support of the community and a pet detective firm after their much-loved cat went missing.
Pet detectives have successfully helped an Exmouth couple find their missing cat.
Andy and Amanda Bealing, of Salisbury Road, were ‘desperate’ to be reunited with their much-loved missing four-year-old silver tabby Elsa, who at the end of last month went missing from The Colony.
The pair drafted in the help of Animal Search UK in the hope the professionals could locate their missing cat.
The Bealings yesterday were reunited with their pet after she was found safe and well close to home.
Mrs Bealing and her husband thanked the pet detective agency for their support, and also praised residents who searched after hearing the couple’s plight.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support from the Exmouth community. A huge thank you to everybody,” she said.
The team of pet detectives was led by former police officer Tom Watkins, who carried out door-to-door enquiries in his hunt for the missing moggy.
He said: “Most missing pets are found within a few miles 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.
“Work and family commitments often mean that owners don’t have as much time as they’d like to devote to looking for their missing pet, and this is one of the ways in which Animal Search UK can help.”