Disabled March couple appeal for help to find their much loved cat
PUBLISHED: 16:28 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 12 December 2017
A disabled couple, who fostered kittens for an animal charity, are appealing for help to find their much loved missing cat Bikkit after what they say has been a disastrous year.
Keith and Su Bigland, of March, are full-time carers to each other and are waiting for a bungalow conversion.
They moved to the Fens from Norfolk earlier this year to be closer to Keith’s mother but say disaster began when Su’s first “PIP” assessment was “lost” in May.
Work to adapt their bungalow in Papworth Road was postponed and a few weeks later their elderly cat Amber was put to sleep.
A second Capita assessment in August, led to Su, who suffers seizures, being “downgraded” and losing most of her mobility allowance.
A few days later Keith suffered a vertigo attack and collapsed.
In September another much loved pet, their cat Oliver, had to be put to sleep with thyroid problems.
Keith, who is diagnosed with young person’s dementia syndrome, said they were so distraught by their increasing misfortune that Su forgot to renew her Blue Badge and got a parking fine.
Keith’s mother’s health went downhill and in October she sadly died, he added.
The pair had to give up their love of fostering kittens for Cat Welfare Wisbech, that started when an unwanted cat decided to have kittens in the neighbour’s garden a few days after moving to March.
Keith said: “The next disaster was that Bikkit, an ex-feral who turned into a very big soppy house cat, escaped through an impossibly small gap on December 1, and, despite having been here for six weeks, promptly vanished.”
Keith and Su posted leaflets to neighbours and on the Facebook Missing Pets March page but they haven’t been able to find him.
A few days later Keith found their last elderly cat passed away in their garden.
Keith said: “I can now be seen in my mobility scooter at the crack of dawn and early evening searching the neighbourhood calling for Bikkit.”
• Bikkit disappeared in the Papworth Road, Henry Orbell Close area. If you have seen him please contact Keith on 07510 909401, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Missing Pets March Facebook page. Bikkit is a very nervous large thick-fur biscuit coloured 11 year old tomcat, neutered and chipped. He is registered at Best Friends March Vets.
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