My last house where Millie went missing is in a semirural setting as surrounded by wooded commonland, allotments and national trust land that runs to Petts Wood area.

The people that have moved into my old house say they will keep one catflap open til Jan 2010.
The houses around are spread widely apart except for my immediate neighbours as their property was formerly part of The Briars and the house was divided up.

Millie is a very intelligent and independant cat and she loves to be out in the garden! She is fit and athletic and loves to hunt for mice.She was kept in overnight from around 9pm for her own safety but was always first out the catflap when it opened in the morning after her breakfast.She loves Hills biscuits as well as packet cat food and fresh tuna! Millie is a quiet cat - she only became vocal if she brought her 'catch of the day' home so she could announce its arrival.

At the time Millie went missing I had 4 cats. The cat that Millie was closest to had died in September, 3 and a half months prior. Beau was 16. Millie got on well with all the other three cats and also loved Frankie our cocker spaniel.

Millie had never liked being picked up and cuddled - even as a kitten. But she did love cuddles on her own terms - ie: she chose when to come and sit on your lap or sleep with you. She was always very fond of marking us all by rubbing her cheeks against your leg - she also 'kissed' the other cats and me a lot. A great hunter but she is also a gentle cat with a lovely nature.
Millie had been unwell just before she went missing with some form of viral stomach bug. This had made her very miserable. However, she was fully recovered and in the last 4 or 5 days before she went missing she was extremely happy and behaving like a kitten. This makes me wonder if she did something out of the ordinary - like befriend someone or even get into someones car.

The entrance to the allotments next to our house and part of Millies' patch was very close to our house and people parked their cars there. It is posssible she got into one of their cars. I also had flowers delivered that day and have put up posters in the areas that the florist delivered to after my house, as well as leaflet dropped door to door. The allotment people were also asked if they were there that day to let me know - but no one has come forward.

It was December the 22nd when Millie went missing, but it was a fairly mild and sunny day so it was possible someone was there. I was out that afternoon Christmas shopping and returned around 5pm. Millie didn't return home that day. She would usually come in around 5-6pm to be eat and then pop out again til around 9pm. I assumed she had come in before i got home, had some biscuits and already gone out. She didnt come back that night though.

Since then, I have put up posters in the area and further afield and leaflet dropped where the florist had been. I have also advertised in the News Shopper. I contacted all local vets and animal rescue centres, informed the identichip people. In the first few weeks, even went to all the neighbouring houses for quite a distance and asked people to check garages and sheds etc. I left them leaflets with a photo of her and my phone number.

 

The entrance to the allotments next to our house and part of Millies' patch was very close to our house and people parked their cars there. It is posssible she got into one of their cars. I also had flowers delivered that day and have put up posters in the areas that the florist delivered to after my house, as well as leaflet dropped door to door. The allotment people were also asked if they were there that day to let me know - but no one has come forward.

It was December the 22nd when Millie went missing, but it was a fairly mild and sunny day so it was possible someone was there. I was out that afternoon Christmas shopping and returned around 5pm. Millie didn't return home that day. She would usually come in around 5-6pm to be eat and then pop out again til around 9pm. I assumed she had come in before i got home, had some biscuits and already gone out. She didnt come back that night though.

Since then, I have put up posters in the area and further afield and leaflet dropped where the florist had been. I have also advertised in the News Shopper. I contacted all local vets and animal rescue centres, informed the identichip people. In the first few weeks, even went to all the neighbouring houses for quite a distance and asked people to check garages and sheds etc. I left them leaflets with a photo of her and my phone number.

Two neighbours had seen her that day - the house ajoining ours 'The House on the Wall' and the house at the very end of our garden - both remarked that they hadn't ever seen her before. Although the lady at 'The house on the Wall' had seen Millie on a previous occasion as she came out of her drive a few months prior to feed 3 of my cats with some ham - they were sitting with me while i was gardening and she obviously hadn't seen me and was embarrassed.

My house had been sold and 6 weeks after Millie went missing, i had to move - i am still in Chislehurst though. I have been back to the old house many times to call Millie and walk Frankie the dog there to leave her scent. If she had come back i also believe she would use the catflap that has been left open at The Briars. The new owners are not cat lovers at all but i am sure they would have told me if they had seen her.
I have investigated a lot of possibilities in searching for my Millie. A friend who was staying at my house that night packed his boot and went off next morning to Hemel Hempstead. It is possible she got out of his boot when it was opened without being seen. I have informed vets, rescue centres, put up posters twice and advertised in that area as well.

As a result of all the posters and advertising, I have had many possible sightings of Millie. Many turned out to be the callers neighbours' cats, but 5 of them were lost. One had a collar with ID and 2 were identichipped - they got home to grateful owners. The other two were young wandering unneutered toms who weren't claimed. They have both been neutered and are awaiting new homes.
I am still waiting to find my Millie.



" Millie is loved very much and greatly missed. I have a strong feeling that she is alive and well - i just dont know where. She's Miss Independant so she could survive for a long time if she is lost.
Equally, she is such a pretty, sweet natured cat that someone may have just have taken her in. Please help if you think you have seen her - it maybe that your neighbour has taken her in. She is microchipped so her identity can be proven. I have investigated around 50 possible sightings of Millie and none of them were her - maybe your call will be the one call I am waiting for.
Thank you - please help if you can."


Would everyone living and working in the vicinity and surrounding areas of
Watts Lane
Please keep a lookout for Millie

Search and Monitor all Sheds, Garages, Outbuildings in the hopes of finding her
Any information would be appreciated.

Please send for a ready to print
Poster
for display in any prominent position.
Help Millie find her way home


Spread the Word !
Please make those without internet access aware that this cat is missing in your area - Thank you
 
If you have contacts in this area and can forward (via email) a poster to them Please let us know