A police officer in Saskatoon, Canada, has reached out to the public for help in finding a stolen cat named Nana. Const. Patrick Skinnider turned to social media after receiving a touching note from the cat’s 11-year-old owner who explained that the cat was stolen.
The strange story
On September 13, Const. Skinnider explained the cat “tail” in a Facebook post:
Today, I took a report which will touch the hearts of all animal lovers and I’m asking the community to assist in reuniting an eleven year old boy with his beloved three year old Calico cat.
In the boy’s note, he explained that Nana was taken during the night on August 16. Constable Skinnider wrote:
Between 3 and 5 am an unknown person took ‘Nana’. Mom was awoken to a panic stricken cat meowing for help. Mom looked out her ground floor patio doors to see a figure running north from the apartment building towards 8th St East. Nana was a quiet homebound cat that loved to lay and sleep on the patio.
The boy’s note
“Dear Mr. Main Chief of Saskatoon Police,
Policeman came to our school last year and said that any boy or girl can ask police for help if they need it or if they get in trouble.
My parents can’t help me so I am writing you a letter because I need help.
My friend Nana was taken on Aug.16. Nana is my cat. At night we heard Nana meowing for help. Mom went on the deck to check and saw a person running away. Nana did not come back.
I made posters and my dad helped me to hang them in our area. We went to SPCA and made a lost cat report. My mom also put an ad on Facebook and Kijiji.
I saved $150 dollars this year and wanted to buy Nana from this kidnapper. It is probably not enough money.
Dad, Mom and I are looking around the area every night and evening for last 3 weeks. I am very scared that kidnappers hurt Nana and toss her away. I am scared for her because winter is soon.
I told my school friends that I am writing a letter to you and they are teasing me. They said that nobody cares to look for my cat.
I believe you always help everyone who needs help and can’t protect themselves. Nana can’t protect herself and she hopes I save her. Please help me save Nana!!!!!
The boy has not been dismissed by the authorities – in fact, they have investigated his claim and found that the boy’s mother has confirmed the details.
Helping and the details
Nana is a microchipped cat. Nana was taken in the area of 8th Street East and McKercher Drive.
Please contact Cst. Skinnider #664 if you locate Nana.
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