Police cat Snickers missing in action

The search is on for Snickers, the popular police cat, who went missing two weeks ago.

Snickers, the cat who has been at Whangaparaoa Police station since he was a kitten, is missing and police are seeking information from the public to find him.

The friendly moggie, who has his own Instagram page, is popular with the community and frequently wanders. He is often seen on his ‘beat’ which includes Coast Plaza, Whangaparaoa Hall, the library and Hoyts Cinema as well as residents’ homes.

He has disappeared twice before, on both occasions without his collar; once he was found near Vipond Road after four days and more recently he was located in Tindalls Bay after a two-day absence.

However, as this paper goes to print he has not been seen for almost two weeks and police are concerned. Whangaparaoa Police Watchhouse Officer and Snickers’ chief carer, Charlotte Jones, says the cat was last at the station on Monday, October 16 at 8am and there have been no reported sightings since.

She says he should be wearing a red collar and name tag however it is likely that this has been lost or removed. “He has been known to hop in cars so it is possible he got into a vehicle at the Plaza and travelled home with someone,” Charlotte says.

She asks if anyone has seen him, or has him in their care, to please message or call the number on his collar. He is also microchipped so if someone finds Snickers keep him inside and contact Whangaparaoa Police on 424 6500, Charlotte Jones on 021 0278 1478 or take him to the nearest vet, who will notify police.


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