Strangers help in hunt for cat

I want to commend a few good Samaritans in our community. We recently read about the work of the local Save-A-Kitty group, people who feed and care for stray cats on a regular basis, regardless of the weather; and there are numerous ladies who provide food and shelter for stray, homeless cats at their homes.

I had no knowledge of these kind people until we lost one of our cats from our north Parkersburg home a few weeks ago. On cold, snowy days and nights, it is comforting to know that these people are looking after cats who have nowhere to go for shelter. After taking all the normal steps to announce our missing cat, we were amazed at the number of people who have been joining our search! Total strangers have called with leads or possible sightings, others have shared the information on their Facebook pages, and no words can express our gratitude for their interest. It is heart-warming to know that other people care about our loss.

We have not found our cat yet, and he is sorely missed by two senior adults, a 2-year-old boy who asks about him daily and his sister cat who is grieving over his absence. If you know his whereabouts or think you can help us find him, a reward is being offered for his return. More information is available on Facebook or at the Parkersburg Animal Shelter.

Betty Smith