A family has been left heartbroken after callous thieves have stolen their cats.
Hertfordshire police are investigating the incident which saw the two valuable Ragdoll cats – Yeti and Cloud – stolen from the Pages Farm Stables cattery in Elstree last week.
Officers believe the theft took place over night between August 19 and August 20.
The cats are worth £1,000 each and the family have put out appeals on social media, offering a ‘substantial’ reward for anyone who finds the cats.
Her mother Kate Simon told the Enfield Independent: ‘The cats are part of our family. We feel bereft.
‘They are ragdoll cats but they are known to be very affectionate. They have been a source of relaxation, wellbeing, comfort.
‘We just want the cats back. We want to whatever we can to bring them home. Our three children are devastated.’
Celebrity couple Rochelle and Marvin Humes have expressed support for the family, taking to social media to urge the criminals to return the much-loved pets.
Hertfordshire Police officer PC Shazia Malik, who is investigating, described the family as heartbroken and said the young children are desperately missing their pets.
Ragdolls are a pointed breed – meaning they have a relatively pale body with darker markings on the face, ears, tail or legs – and they are known to be gentle, calm and sociable.
Yet and Cloud, who are both microchipped, have been described as red/flame point, meaning they have pale ginger markings on their back, face, paws and tail.
If you can help, call the non-emergency number 101 or email PC Shazia Malik at [email protected] quoting crime reference 41/66756/20.
Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.