A FAMILY is desperately appealing for the return of their pet cat.

Frankie went missing from Clwyd Gardens, Kinmel Bay, last week. He is 18-month-old, chipped and neutered.

Owner Claire Matthews said: "It is very unlike him. He normally goes out for a couple of hours then comes back in. He won’t go out in the rain.

"My kids are distraught.

"It’s completely out of character for him. He is a real homebird.

"He means the world to us all. We have had him for 18 months.

"He’s very friendly, nosy placid and brilliant with kids. My youngest daughter is distraught - she is not sleeping or eating.

"We have been everywhere looking for him.

"We would do anything to have have him back.

"He is very vocal and loves food but hates the rain." Anyone with information or who sees Frankie is asked to call Claire on 07446081033