A PET lover has turned to social media to help find her beloved cat Alan.
The two-year-old cat went missing from his home in Wheatall Drive in Whitburn on March 4, and his disappearance has left his owner Sara Chapman distraught.
In a bid to help her find Alan, the 34-year-old’s friends set up a Facebook page called ‘Let’s Find Alan’, which now has more than 330 members.
Sarah, a PA for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “I’m devastated he’s gone missing, it’s totally out of character for him.
“He was last seen at about 11pm on March 4, and a neighbour thinks they heard him fighting, so I’m thinking maybe he’s been scared and chased away from him territory. I’m delighted with how popular the Facebook page has been.
“I’m just hoping that someone, somewhere, knows what’s happened to him.”
Alan, who is also known locally as ‘Little Boots’ due to his four white socks is very friendly and Sarah believes someone might have taken him in.
‘Siblings’ Wilson, Trevor and Annie, are now also fretting over Alan’s disappearance.
Sara, who is married to firefighter Tony, said: “The other cats, especially Annie are really missing him.
“After their breakfast they normally all have playtime on a morning and you can see Annie sitting, just waiting and looking, for Alan to return.
“Alan is such a beautiful cat, and quite small for his age, I’m hoping that someone has just taken him in and not realised he’s our pet.”
Alan wasn’t wearing a collar but he is microchipped.
If you think you have spotted him, call Sara on 07538 625077 or visit the ‘Let’s Find Alan’ Facebook page.