Kerry's £1,200 search to find her missing moggy
A WOMAN has paid a team of pet detectives £1,200 to help find her missing cat.
Cat lover Kerry Brennen is so desperate to be reunited with one-year-old Tabby she has forked out the four-figure sum to help in the search.
Tabby has been missing since Sunday. Kerry scoured the area in the hope of finding her, but the search proved fruitless.
So she decided to bring in Animal Search UK, which is headed up by former West Midlands police officer Tom Watkins.
Watch a video of Kerry's cat here
They spent the day in the area on Wednesday – armed with walkie-talkies, rescue traps and torches – looking for Tabby and gathering information as well as handing out posters.
Kerry, 34, of Astley Drive, Mapperley, said: "I didn't see Tabby for quite a while on Sunday, but she is often out so I thought nothing of it.
"When it got a bit later and she hadn't come home, I started to get concerned. I had all the doors open, was calling her name and rattling her favourite food tin.
"Then I looked on the internet. That's when I came across Animal Search UK.
"I saw they do posters but also that you can pay more for them to do a full search of the area. Tabby means everything to me, so I wanted to do everything to get her back."
She said: "We set it all up and they came out on Wednesday. They have said it isn't often that the cat turns up straight away – a call can come after a few days.
"I had one call saying a cat had been seen a few streets away and went around there, but it wasn't Tabby."
Website designer Kerry has six other cats.
She said: "I love them all, they are like family to me. People wonder why I'm like that but it's just me. I love my cats.
"It would mean the world to me if I got Tabby back."
Anyone with information about Tabby can call Animal Search UK's free confidential helpline on 0800 4 320 340 and quote case reference 133152 or visit www.animalsearchuk.co.uk and use pet reference ALP133152.