The owner of a missing cat is urging residents to carefully check their sheds for four-legged friends taking shelter in there.
Des Platt, whose black-and-white male moggie Max went missing about 10 days ago, is desperately trying to ensure cats do not get locked in outdoor buildings.
Des, from Rainhill, is particularly urging residents to take care if they are intending to shut up their sheds for the winter.
He said: “Obviously people won’t be doing so much gardening over the winter so I want them to check their sheds before they lock them up for months.
“Cats are curious creatures and do get locked in sheds quuite frequently.
“It might not find my cat but if anyone else’s cat is found while people are checking then it will be worth it.”
Des, of Amanda Road, says Max, who vanished while his owner was on holiday, is about 12 years old and in good health but extremely timid.
His advice is echoed by many animal welfare charities and cats’ organisations which say felines can often get stuck in places such as garages, conservatories, sheds and greenhouses when they go missing from home.
Anyone with information about Max can ring Des on 07970 625024 or email email@example.com