These 2 cats have had an epic journey. They were unhandleable semi-feral / strays in the extensive gardens of my works, when I started caring for them. S had a broken leg, and was starving. B was doing his best going through the bins. The RSPCA helped me trap S and my vet put a plate and pins in the leg, on the understanding that I'd confine him whilst he rehabilitated. So he spent the next 5 weeks in my living room in a cage. Whilst S was confined, I continued to feed B back in the works grounds. S and B were eventually reunited back in the grounds, where they happily lived with as much food as they could eat. I then noticed one day that B was limping. Eventually I managed to trap him and he went off to the vets. His hind leg was broken and couldn't be saved, so they amputated. He then spent a good while locked in my works office, whilst he recovered and learnt how to walk again.

Then, the business was being sold. I knew I couldn't take these cats home, as I have 3 others cats. Plus the area I lived in was urban, and it just wouldn't work. They wouldn't have coped with this. I couldn't leave them behind. I knew they wouldn't cope in an animal shelter. I'd been thinking of moving anyways, so this determined it and over the next 18 months I strived to find a house which would suit us all. So, they were again trapped and re-housed at my new house, in a new area. This was in June 07. I had a shed built in the garden, with a small run. They were locked in there for 5 weeks whilst I built up enough courage to release them. I did let them loose, and they weren't seen again for over a week.
Then one evening they came back, went back in the shed, and ate the food.

They've semi-lived in my shed ever since. They have beds in there, and a never ending food supply. There's a heater and they have hot water bottles in the winter. The shed has a cat flap so they're free to do as they please. They spend a lot of the rest of their daytime in a barn of a local farm. The farmer's happy about this as they're good mousers.

As you'll have gathered, I've built up a lot of trust with these cats. S has ultimately changed from wetting himself when I put my hand near him, to a loving little boy. B is much more timid, but on a good day I can manage a little tickle on the back as he darts past. I know he wants the affection, but is scared. Probably of me trapping him again !

So we've been at the new house for 2 years now, and during this time, they have been gone for a week at a time on probably 4 or 5 occassions. It's now 3 weeks though since I last saw them, and I'm so worried.
My only comfort is that they went missing when the weather turned for the better, so maybe a spring jaunt ..?

"These 2 cats have had a heck of a life so far. I miss them so
much and would love to know where they are and that they okay.
Would everyone living and working in the vicinity and surrounding areas of
Coppice Lane, Heapey
Please keep a lookout for S & B

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