Missing kitten finds its family after online hunt

PUBLISHED: 17:30 04 June 2015

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The young cat loitered in a couple's garden, prompting an appeal to find its owners.

A kitten feared dead has been reunited with its Honiton family after a fellow cat owner posted an appeal online.

Will Dunford and his fiancée, Amy Chalk, of Tweed Close, first noticed Cinnamon wandering outside their house earlier this month, but thought nothing of it.

But gradually, the young cat started loitering around their garden with the couple’s own cats, Milly and Mylo.

“When we let our cats in, the kitten wanted to come in with us,” said 24-year-old Will, who works at Fulfords estate agents in Seaton.

“It kept appearing in the garden and following our cats around.”

Will kept an eye on the situation, but three or four days later, Cinnamon was still scratching on the door to be let in.

He added that the kitten would not leave the windowsill, and constantly meowed to be let in.

Eventually, Will decided he should do something and snapped a picture of the kitten. He posted the photo and a short appeal on an online Honiton buy and sell page and just minutes after, several people had commented on the post saying they knew the kitten.

“Within 20 minutes of posting it, we found the owners,” Will added. “It was really quite sweet. We received a message from the owners saying that their kitten had been missing for about a month and they had given up all hope.”

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