Shorty is 3 years old. Before we moved here 3 months ago, he
generaly stayed inside, although I would let him in the garden occasionally, an he'd escape occasionally, but always come back within an hour or two at the very most. Since we moved here I started letting him out in the garden, he is quite timid, and would mostly run back ot the door within a few minuted, although had 2 or 3 times disappeared from the garden, but would be back within an hour or so. I don't think he even knew he could jump the wall until he saw a cat in our garden do it.
On the evening of Sat 10th May, I saw him in the garden, my husband had the back door open as it was hot. It was getting a bit dark, and I was watching him and thought I should get him in before it got dark. The stupid thing is I can't even remember if I did! Probably because one of our 1 year old twins then woke up and was inconsolable for about an hour and a half. I remember coming back down when it was dark, the light was off and the curtains open, as I could see right into the dark garden. It didn't occur to me that Shorty might still be out there, though whether that's bcause I had let him in, or assumed my husband had I don't know.
I''m inclined to think he must have still been out there as I can't see how he would have got out overnight, there were no windows open and we don't have a flap. If he'd have come to the back door after I wouldn't have known as the curtains were shut and you can't hear him meow at the back door as it's double glazed.

When I got up today, Sunday morning and realised I'd not seen the cat, I just knew he wasn't in the house, he could have been anywhere in the house, but I just instinctively knew.

i've asked the neighbours to our right, one of whom has a cat (we are end of terrace) to look out for him and in their sheds, and my sister in law who lives two doors down and has cats of her own, to look out for him. I am about to put flyers up. I've phoned the microchip peope up who've put out an alert and called the local cat welfare. I've put food and water in the back garden and have the back door open.

"I am beside myself with worry as to what's happened to him, it's completely out of character, I really feel that if he was able to come back,he would have. I just want to know what happened to him and can't bear to think of him outside scared and alone, he was even scared of my hamster when we had one, he's not what you'd call "streetwise".
I'm so angry at myself for not remembering if I got him in yesterday, when I last saw him etc.
Would everyone living and working in the vicinity and surrounding areas of
Star Lane
Please keep a lookout for Shorty

Search and Monitor all Sheds, Garages, Outbuildings in the hopes of finding him
Any information would be appreciated.
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to anyone willing to display one.
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