Joyce Hill has been looking for her daughter’s lost cat around the Shawnigan Lake area since the feline bolted from her home on May 8.
Tigger is one of two cats belonging to Tonia, Hill’s 23-year-old daughter who has cerebral palsy and severe vision problems.
Hill said Tonia has been “in tears” since her beloved Tigger disappeared, and is not sleeping or eating properly.
She said Tigger, who is one-and-half years old, had never been outside before the naturally shy cat was “spooked” and escaped out a door of the house, located at 2628 Heald Rd., while visitors were arriving.
Since then, Hill has been canvassing the community with posters of Tigger and asking anyone who will listen if they had seen the cat in the neighbourhood.
She described Tigger, who is neutered and has a tattoo — W541C — on his ear, as white and grey with dark stripes that makes the cat look similar to a small Siberian tiger.
Hill said there have been reports of sightings of Tigger, with the last suspected sighting on Elford Road.
“I think Tigger is terrified and hungry and may be hiding somewhere,” she said.
“I don’t think the cat will approach anyone, so if anyone even thinks they may have seen him, please call either 250-715-8003 or 250-743-2645. We’re getting desperate and any help we can get would be really appreciated.”