Search

Harold Hill Staffie’s ‘tears’ for best friend - missing moggy Brian

14:09 28 May 2014

Hound Fletcher is cryin

Hound Fletcher is cryin' all the time for missing Brian

Archant

A heartbroken hound is cryin’ all the time for his playmate and best friend, a ginger tabby cat called Brian, who disappeared without trace earlier this month.

Six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Fletcher is “off his food” and whines as he searches the house for the 18-month old kitty, who left the family home in Settle Road, Harold Hill, on May 15 and never returned.

Now Fletcher’s owner Jan Veness is urging residents to keep their eyes peeled for the missing moggy.

“I’m really worried about Fletcher,” said Jan, 62, of Kenilworth Avenue, Harold Hill. “He absolutely adored Brian. Now he’s gone, he’s really upset and just wants him back. They have a special bond.”

Brian is one of a litter of four kittens adopted from a stray by Jan’s daughter Claire Timcke and her husband Colin.

The fearless moggy became firm friends with Fletcher, who stays with the Timckes during the week, soon after birth and when together the furry pair are inseparable.

“The other cats were scared of Fletcher but not Brian. He would barge around him and touch his nose with his paw.

“They would always curl up next to each other. Then the cat just disappeared.”

Claire and Jan have been taking Fletcher for walks around Harold Hill and in nearby Dagnam Park in the hope he will sniff out his absent friend.

Jan said Brian is a “very friendly” cat who is likely to approach people or may have become trapped somewhere.

“He was a homely, friendly cat and we cannot understand why he would have roamed,” she added. “There have been a lot of cats going missing in Harold Hill recently, which is worrying.”

The family is offering a reward for information into Brian’s whereabouts. Call Colin on 07759706192

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

3 minutes ago
Hornchurch Nursing Home. Picture: Google Maps.

A registered nurse has been charged with serious misconduct after a panel of medical experts ruled she had “abused a vulnerable resident”.

Yesterday, 16:51
Ardleigh Green CC on Saturday morning

A cricket ground appears to have been vandalised after club members found the pitch covered in a black substance.

Yesterday, 14:50
Romford man Oliver appearing on Monday's First Dates. Picture: Channel 4

Millions tuning into the popular Channel 4 dating show last night would have seen a new round of singletons entering a swanky London restaurant hoping to be lucky in love.

Yesterday, 14:00
More rubbish has been dumped at Little Gerpins Lane over the weekend

Nearly “100 tonnes” of rubbish blocks a countryside lane after more rubbish was dumped at a notorious fly-tip hot spot over the weekend.

Yesterday, 12:15
Children enjoying an open day at Wellgate Farm. Children pose with Dingle together with farming instructor Donna Dyer

A children’s farm is hosting a fundraising day this weekend in aid of a poorly Shetland pony.

Yesterday, 11:59
The body of a swan believed to have been killed by a dog in Hornchurch Country Park on Monday /Credit: Brenda Clayton

A wildlife-lover said she was “distressed” after recovering the dead body of a swan that was attacked by a dog.

Yesterday, 11:30
Jim and Max Radford, 9, from Brentwood, join Daniella Payet making plasticine models.

The deputy Mayor joined hundreds of adults and children for a fun filled day of face painting, crafts and cupcakes in the sunshine.

Yesterday, 10:30
Members of staff outside the store for the last time.

Staff and customers bid a sad farewell to the BHS department store as it closed its doors at the weekend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now