A LAKES woman is appealing for help to find her missing Maine Coon cat, which she fears could have been stolen.

Katherine Patterson, who runs a goose farm with her husband in the Rusland Valley, says the one-year-old tabby Winston the Great was last seen on Saturday, May 24.

“This is very out of character for Winston,” said Katherine. “He never leaves our home or garden. I’m thinking he may have been stolen.”

Winston, a neutered male, has a white chest and paws. He is microchipped.

“He is a dear pet, loved so much by myself and the children. We just want him home,” added Katherine.

Anyone with information should contact Katherine on 01229-860510.