Sunday 17 July 2016

In Timaru, New Zealand, Cats keep going missing (via TheGuardian)

One owner who set up a Facebook group to search for pet Moses uncovers a peculiar and unsettling trend in suburbs of Timaru, New Zealand.

The Guardian 7 July 2016: "When Ashleigh Hicks’s cat Moses went missing, she was concerned because it was unusual, but assumed he would soon return home. However, it appears Moses is not the only one to have disappeared in odd circumstances. He is vanished cat No 50 this year alone in the city of Timaru, in New Zealand’s South Island. '

A common factor I have noticed in the majority of these stories is that the cats simply disappeared for no particular reason, cats that don’t tend to wander far,' Hicks said. 'We all thought this is too much of a coincidence and suspected foul play.' After Hicks set up a Facebook closed group called #freethefurbabies, she realised just how many of the animals had gone missing in similar circumstances. The group now has more than 100 members. Members have begun pooling information; including times and..." read on.

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