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£2,000 reward to find lost cat

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:15 02 July 2010

Have you seen Dodge?

Have you seen Dodge?

Ed Foss

A woman searching for her lost six year old cat has become so desperate to find her pet that she has offered a £2,000 reward for his safe return.

A woman searching for her lost six year old cat has become so desperate to find her pet that she has offered a £2,000 reward for his safe return.

Sharon Leeson last saw Dodge, a short haired black cat, on September 25 at her home in Irstead, near Horning.

“We're totally gutted to have lost him and we just hoped the reward might make people sit up and take note if they have seen a stray cat in their neighbourhood.

“It's been 20 weeks now, which is a long time, but hopefully the reward might just catch the eye of someone who knows something.”

Mrs Leeson has been trying to track Dodge down using various methods.

The latest effort, which she admitted was a last ditch attempt, was to arrange for a leaflet drop to households 25 miles away at Mattishall, near Dereham.

A workman from Mattishall was at Mrs Leeson's house at the time of Dodge's disappearance and there was a slight chance, she said, that he had climbed into the workman's vehicle and been driven off by mistake.

“The Mattishall leaflets were clutching at straws if I'm honest,” said Mrs Leeson.

“We have done other leaflet drops in the local area and put up posters, but although we have had some very nice phone calls from concerned people, we have had no luck finding him.”

Dodge looked younger than six, was very slim with green eyes and was almost totally black except for a “sprinkle” of white hair on his neck and underside, added Mrs Leeson.

He was quite wary of most strangers.

Mrs Leeson added: “More than anything else I would really urge people to take stray cats to their nearest vet where they can be scanned for microchips for no charge.

“It's very simple and at least then you may be able to find out if the cat is lost and who owns it.”

Mrs Leeson can be contacted on 07799 220589 or 01692 631162.

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