A PUZZLED family has issued a plea to find a cat-napper after three of their felines mysteriously disappeared.
Helen Devennie and daughter Maxine are appealing to anyone with information on their pets’ whereabouts to get in touch.
Felix, who is 18-months-old, was the first cat to vanish just over four months ago.
His brother, Oscar, then went missing around two weeks later.
And three weeks ago four-month-old kitten, Alfie, disappeared.
Helen, who lives in Southbank Road, in Kirkintilloch, believes that someone could be feeding the cats and taken them in.
The family has been handing out leaflets locally and to vets and the Cats Protection Centre.
Helen (53) said: “Felix and Oscar would go away then come back. I’ve had cats for 30 years and that’s what they do.
“Alfie has never gone out and stayed out. He’s Maxine’s cat and she’s devastated. Alfie is such a wee character and a lovely natured cat.
“Our dog, Nigel, is looking lost without him. I can’t understand it as my neighbour has cats and they have never been away.”
Helen added: “The cats don’t have collars as they try and eat through them. I’m convinced someone is feeding them and has taken them in.
“We’ve been going door-to-door asking if anyone has seen them. We’ve also been up and down the canal many times. It’s been really upsetting.
“The canal is so dangerous for them, and there are foxes.”
Felix and Oscar are black and white and Alfie is ginger.
The family is offering a reward for their safe return.
Anyone with information can contact Helen on 0141 578 1011.
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