A ‘heartbroken’ woman has launched a desperate appeal to find her beloved cat who went missing six months ago.

Ginger moggy Tigger disappeared in Southcote, Reading, on Monday, April 3.

Owner Abba-Maria Lucas initially thought the adventurous feline had  wandered further afield as he was a regular visitor to neighbours on their street.

But he never returned and now six months later, she is keen to track him down. She told the Chronicle: "My home has a hole (in it since he left)."

She said his disappearance had caused her to feel more anxious about her other pets, adding: "I’m now petrified if I am unable to locate one of my other cats. I have even taken measures by purchasing trackers that now remain on their collars”.

Abba said she's spent hours looking for Tigger, late into the night and early hours of the morning. 

She has posted leaflets through doors on nearby streets and has spread the word in the community but so far, still no sign of the missing pussycat. 

The worried owner has now enlisted the help of Animal Search UK and the RSPCA who have helped distribute leaflets and posters.

While internet-based team MUDDYPAWS CRIME has been searching online for any clues about Tigger's whereabouts. 

Abba has now turned to the Reading Chronicle to help with the tragic ordeal that she says has impacted her life.

Recently, the distraught owner travelled 300 miles to a vet surgery under the belief they had found her beloved Tigger.

Unfortunately, the vet surgery had the wrong cat and this wasn't picked up until she got there. 

She said: "It really has been a heartbreaking few months since Tigger’s disappearance, and we are hoping that getting his face out far and wide will help." 

Tigger is said to have a mark on his nose and is microchipped which is registered with up-to-date details.

The Animal Search UK freephone phone number that you can call 24/7 anonymously is: 0800 4320 340).

You can also contact MUDDYPAWS CRIME on Facebook or 07989658268.