Buckerfield's cat found

Update -- April 15, 2:30 p.m.

RCMP in Ashcroft had some good news for Buckerfield's today, telling them that Annie the cat had been found.

Information was received in Kelowna which led Ashcroft RCMP officers to recover the cat without incident at a residence in Ashcroft.  Annie is being returned to the owner at Kamloops Rural Detachment.

The cat is reported to be in good health. No charges have been laid. The investigation continues and an update will be available in five days.  

Annie should be back home in her basket by Wednesday.

Employees from the Kelowna Buckerfield's are asking for assistance after someone walked into their store Saturday afternoon and stole their cat.

Chelsea Trudel works at the store. She says at about 1 p.m. a lady walked into the store, picked up Annie, and walked out the door.

Luckily, a regular customer noticed this taking place and alerted Trudel who ran outside and wrote down the vehicle license plate and got a good look at the woman in question and the man driving the vehicle.

Trudel has called the police and reported the theft, but in the meantime she is trying desperately to get the cat back.

She says Annie is like family to those at the store, and a favourite with customers as well.

"She's been here for two years. She is a wonderful fantastic cat and everybody remarks how person-like her personality is. She's just like a little human being it's very bizarre how wonderful she is."

Annie garnered a lot of attention once before when she had a litter of kittens in the store on Springfield Ave.

The cat's defining feature is a ripped up ear, the opposite from the one that has her tattoos in it.

If you know anything about Annie's disappearance let us know at [email protected]

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