THE MYSTERIOUS disappearance of four cats from the same area of Beeford - who all vanished within a matter of days - has led one owner to believe there is a “sinister” element involved.
The furry felines, who live at houses within close proximity of each other, all went missing between Friday, October 14 and Monday, October 17.
Tracey Robinson, of Main Street, said she feared the worst after her cat “Disney” disappeared nearly two weeks ago but was extremely relieved when it turned up again having been accidentally shut inside a near neighbour’s shed.
Mrs Robinson claims it is too much of a coincidence for all four cats to not come home in such a short space of time.
She said: “The houses are literally in the same area, in the same walking distance. It’s so many in such a short area. It’s all a bit sinister. It’s too much of a coincidence.
“It is the not knowing. You start to fear the worse. I don’t want them to be frightened. I don’t know what to think.”
Mrs Robinson has informed the police about the situation and also her local vet. She said: “There’s not a lot the police can do. They said they would contact the local neighbourhood watch group in case anything else has happened anywhere else.
“The vet said you do get this where there is a vendetta. You have to start thinking the worse case.”
A spokesman for Humberside Police said Driffield Neighbourhood Policing Team were investigating the disappearances. “Cats do stray, but four in such a short space of time and from the same area is unusual.
We would ask any owners whose cats do return to contact us if they show signs of being ill as it is possible they may have been poisoned,” said the spokesman.