Lost: Cream With Black Points Cat Male In East Anglia (NR13)

  • Dog ID 58136
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 07 Oct 2013
  • Name CLOONEY
  • Gender & Breed Male Cat
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Cream with black points
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 13 Jun 2013
  • Where Lost Hemblington, near Norwich, Norfolk
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area NR13
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Listed By Helen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
  • Views 14323
  • Alerts Sent 668
  • CLOONEY Poster Image
  • CLOONEY Extra Image


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Cat found Scotland. May be Clooney?
just in case https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10222761044516350&set=gm.648218222708281&type=3&theater
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Have bumped Clooneys post on our National FB Group x
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Alerts sent.
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Thank you Helen...I have never forgotten Clooney and have met with owner Toni( who despite not knowing what has happened to him has always supported and travelled down to Parliament to help us with our ongoing campaign to help change the law so others do not have to go through the grief she feels everyday) ...On my wall (real) is a poster of Clooney...This will remain until he is found...Alerts being resent ...as over the last years Helen and Toni have encouraged more people to join.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Clooney has been missing for 7 longs years, Toni will never give up searching for him, please reshare x
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Update from Clooney's owner....

UPDATE. Apologies once again for long absence; there's been quite a bit of heads down, rolling up of sleeves and fighting for support. In a world that is geared up for weighing up worthiness via financial costs/benefit analysis, a little loved stolen Siamese doesn't quite cut the mustard on paper it seems. Until you speak to people, then they listen and understand how the microchipping system as it stands is failing us. Pet theft is about love and love is nebulous - it can't be quantifiably measured so how can online forms reflect that!

I'm pleased to say that Clooney is now being investigated by Norfolk police rather than the open and immediately closed case that I was offered. ๐Ÿ˜บ I have to say that a few doors had to be jemmied open but the Sergeant is now aware and has stepped in. (There's another eye-rollingly unbelievable story associated with this - when I find the energy I'll share it.) The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) now has an active case open for Clooney too. ๐Ÿ˜บ

The last six weeks or so has been a process of talking to individuals who sympathise hugely, agree that there is a case to answer for and then comes the invitation to fill in the sterile online form.... ๐Ÿคฆ Then follows the interminable time lag... the inevitable rejection (just a cat)... the emails, attachments of evidence and written dialogue of challenge and persuasion. And throughout, the persistent insistence to speak with case officers. Organisations who can help need to hear the cost, not see it written in a small, online box and pet theft is right up there when it comes to emotional cost. Thank heavens for people who have pets at home - it's my first question! This is always the turning point as the personal story pretty much always wins through.

The Pet Detective has been contacted (no reply to two emails), the RCMS (online form ๐Ÿคฆ), solicitors, the RCVS, copious dialogue with the database company, local vets, CP, local catteries (thank you Jan)... I can't write the full list.

I don't think I'll be very popular with the vets right now but that's what happens if you shut a door in someone's tearful face, there's always a window somewhere that someone official can be persuaded to climb through.

And finally but not least, I want to thank all of you - strangers who have become friends - for waiting patiently for news and for your on-going support. I hope you can understand that carrying this kind of loss creates an emotional resistance to writing as it stirs up feelings that take down the necessary detachment I have to foster to continue. Writing from the heart feels a bit like self-flagellation - and who enjoys that???? ๐Ÿ˜ณ #dontanswer!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Posted on behalf of Clooney's owner....

I am very happy to reiterate what you have said, in that your practice (and only your practice sadly) has been very helpful and concerned, in both an empathetic way and in an effort to discover what has happened for your own practice's benefit. Your Halo scanners have been uploaded so that we were able to confirm that Clooney's chip number was not evident on them. Therefore it looks unlikely that it was a physical scan in your surgery, at least using your Halos. (Do you have other scanners?) The same cannot be said for the other vet practice.

Unfortunately, your conclusion that this was therefore purely an error of input is not proven and is a speculative attempt to explain it. Since the database company have confirmed that you performed no other searches that day, this is looking very unlikely. Had you entered a number incorrectly, erroneously bringing up Clooney's details and my data, it is quite reasonable to assume that the correct search would have been entered immediately afterwards. This did not happen as confirmed by the chip company. In addition, presumably, you would have had evidence that a very similar chip number was at your practice on that day, which should be on your consult records and easy to prove.

What we need to determine together now is how someone, using your unique vet code and login, searched for Clooney's details using his 15 digit code and how his number came to be in your possession. Whoever it was, that person now has my personal details in their possession and this might make it easy to conceal Clooney's true identity or make a story more plausible at registration anywhere. I am happy to work together on this - your practice identity has been entirely protected and my correspondence with you private. I just need to know what happened and why two searches were made on Clooney's chip number less that 24 hours apart - this can't be a coincidence and both explained away as errors. I just need my stolen boy to be found with no recriminations or problems.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
The following comment has been added to Clooney's post in our national FB group

DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Message from Clooney’s owner....
Update on Clooney. My first word goes to him.....

I'm so sorry my boy, whilst I have been trying to expose and create awareness of the flaws in the system, you have silently and invisibly become a victim of those unforgivable inadequacies. How did I allow this to happen? ๐Ÿ˜ข You have become a victim of flippant disregard for your true identity and you have been further betrayed by professional people who should care enough to investigate thoroughly as to why you might have passed through their hands. Nearly six years waiting to be found, waiting to be reunited with your deeply affected sister and your family who long for you to be home and we all still stand with hearts broken and arms empty. ๐Ÿ’”

But we will leave no stone unturned to find you.

Both vets have so far failed to account for why they accessed my data and how they came to have Clooney's chip number, but be assured, I will not allow this to rest until I have answers. I need to know what has happened here and why I was not notified by either the vet surgeries or the microchip database company.

Clooney's case has illustrated how microchipping companies hold management information that is absolutely crucial to owners, especially when there is a missing flag next to their details. Why do they not share it with us, the consumer, at the time our data has been accessed? Is this negligence? It certainly ensures that we either never find out if the details of our missing pet has been looked up, or, in my case, we stumble upon it by delving far deeper than we should ever have to. They must be mandated to share this with us, the people who pay into the microchipping system, who are fighting against the odds to find our family members.

Little did we know just how toweringly high those odds are stacked against us. ๐Ÿ˜ž

It feels criminal.

Microchips are sold to us as reunification tools. I'm tempted to conclude that such disregard for our needs shows that the primary aim of the manufacturers, database companies and implanters is commercial profit, with reunification as a marketing-friendly, secondary by-product. If it worked as we are promised, why are there 120,000+ microchipped pets still listed as missing on the databases? Why is Clooney not home? Remember, these are microchipped pets who have the information in their scruff that could identify them and bring them home. Microchips work well as long as our pets are surrendered to a vet or rescue as found or deceased, but they are pretty much redundant if our microchipped pets are with someone else. There are no questions asked and no scanning for identity. But was Clooney scanned but his missing flag ignored in favour of a plausible story? In this way, theft is facilitated and pets are passed on without their microchip voice ever being allowed to even whisper its secrets. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

I want to scream of this mess!

So what now for Clooney?

It is a police investigation so the cogs turn slowly, being that this is hardly a current, we-must-act-now-on-recent-information case so he is penalised further for the failure of this critically important information to be placed in my hands when it was new. It is not now a hot case so action is correspondingly lukewarm. I could have been investigating this over a year ago when the trail was fresh, when events and actions were not faded memories in the minds of the accountable people, when Clooney was a year younger.... when he might have been within reaching distance of my arms. ๐Ÿ’”

I'm hugely upset, disillusione
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Just in case please check this found cat https://www.facebook.com/keith.stephenson.779/posts/2265859846806989?__tn__=CH-R
Checked thank you, but definitely not Clooney. Many thanks for everybody's help.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
A Comment on Clooney's post suggests you check this found cat https://www.facebook.com/groups/166483130414559/permalink/747534272309439/?hc_location=ufi
Also strange that he was scanned 2 days in different places and neither reported him. Why do a chip check in 2 quite different areas and not have even one of them report it either? All very strange. I hope Clooney gets reunited with his owners who have been searching for so long.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Thanks Jayne x
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Further alerts sent to helpers in PE14,33,34,38
Praying so hard for clooney and his family xx Sharing on Twitter #MissingCatsUK @CatsMissing https://twitter.com/CatsMissing/status/1110196866011070468
Oh my god
How awful I hope you get him back very soon.
This is what I think has happened to our Golly (cat) literally went out as usual not to be seen again 2014 July. Ugh.
Everything crossed for you.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Updated Cloooney's post in our national FB group & tweeted @DogLostUK https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1110171936338968576
https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1110172162575486977Last edited: 2019-03-25 13:31:29 by Sharon - Social Media Volunteer
Hope there will be more news on Clooney very soon. He is your pet, and you want him back. And yes why didn`t the vet report? Keep us posted. Hope Cloonmey`s microchip works it`s magic. Paws xd.Last edited: 2020-06-13 11:19:33
lets hope cj can work some magic..
How distressing for owners
Why didn’t the vets call I don’t understand - the new owners would know it’s registered to somebody else - should put a stolen alert on it which Clooney is stolen by finding - dont vets have to report
How torturing for his owners, I hope the vets will give info...
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Admin, could alerts be sent out to the Downham Market area, thank you.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Information obtained by owner can confirm that Clooney was scanned by a vets in Rainham at 5.45 on March 26th 2018 then again by vets in Downham Market Norfolk on March 27th at 2.05 .
Why was details of this cat then not checked and owners alerted to this. They have lost yet another year trying to find their much loved pet.
Clooney is still listed as MISSING against his microchip - and has been since the day he disappeared.
Was this cat re homed? Was he sold?
How did he get from Norfolk to Kent then back to Norfolk.
There was a courier van at time missing - maybe he went inside - but if he did why did the van driver not deal at his next package drop off or why did Clooney not try to jump back out - or was he prevented from escaping? Was he rehomed by a cat rescue - if so why did they not check and alert the registered keeper?
Owners will not give up.
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Alerts sent to helpers in ME4,5,7,8,9,10,14.
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Information that Clooney was scanned by a vets in Rainham Kent March last year. He may have been illegally sold or even re-homed from a rescue. The new owners would not know this is a much loved pet whose owners have not given up searching for him.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Long shot but please check this found cat https://www.gumtree.com/p/pets-missing-lost-found/lost-and-found-siamese-seal-point-cat/1310025824
Hope Clooney is very soon.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
5 long years....Clooney’s mum will never give up searching x
Thinking of Clooneys mum. 5 years now of not knowing where Clooney has got to. Still have everything crossed that one day soon he will be home. xx
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
I have shared with DL FB Group, Twitter & Public. I hope that Clooney is safely back at home soon.X
Sorry Clooney is still missing. Have you thought of posting a LOST CAT ad in a National newspaper, in case he has climbed into a vehicle? Some people don`t think to get a cats scanned for a microchip. Or you could contact the Daily Mail, who may do a feature on missing Clooney Also you could try a radio/TV appeal. All worth a try. Ask friends, and neighbours to share as well as DL. Paws xd.
Last edited: 2020-06-13 11:25:50
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Read the story on the blog.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Amazing. WELL DONE. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Shared the story on fb.. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Clooney's mum meets the Queen and chats to her about the rising numbers of lost and stolen pets, about the need for scanning laws in order to identify them, and the Halo scanner’s role
Paws xd. Hope there will be some news soon of his whereabouts
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Clooney has been missing 4 years, the owner is still searching for him and desperately wants him home.
Re-shared on local facebook groups in the area.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Thank you Hazel, I have past these on to Clooney's owner for her to check x
DogLostSherlock- Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - Avon & South Gloucestersh
There is another this evening on AnimalSearchUK.co.uk - Found Cat (AFP264223)
DogLostSherlock- Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - Avon & South Gloucestersh
Found it ....Companion Care Vets Eastbourne x
DogLostSherlock- Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - Avon & South Gloucestersh
I am so sorry I have little detail but their was a cat on FB today that looked the spitting image of Clooney...before I had time to post with this link it had disappeared from my feed...it was so unusual to see this cat being advertised as a rescue stray! I will look again and spread the word but it is worth checking rescues that used FB this week xx
Of course you haven`t let Clooney down. You have always been doing your best to find him. It could be that he may have been stolen, and sold on; that would be my best guess, because he is neutered, and would not have gone too far on his own The best thing to do of course are posters, and publicity, and sharing. He is microchipped so that will also help in finding Clooney. Miracles do happen so never give up. Handsome paws xd. I would also check FOUND cats on other sites too such as Missing pet register, CatChat etc; you never know.Last edited: 2018-05-18 11:56:03
Twitter and website
I wish from my soul Clooney was home.....Will reshare him and re run some tweets tomorrow xx
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Re-shared on to Dog Lost Norfolk and Suffolk facebook group and other groups in the area.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
I am bumping Clooney's page up, he has been featured in the local newspaper and there is a reward of £2000 for his safe return.
Clooney's owner is still looking and searching for him and desperately wants him home x
copied from FB page:- Clooney Clarke
My darling Clooney, it's two years today since something or someone took you away from your home. I carry your loss around as an aching heaviness and I give you my word that I will never stop fighting to get you back where you belong .... just where you are in our photo. I'm so sorry I have let you down in not having reached you but I have uncovered wall after wall of indifference and ignorance blocking the path home. So many friends are helping me kick them down - the fantastic โ€ช#‎teamclooneyโ€ฌ, dear Jayne, thank you. Stay strong, stay well, stay safe and don't ever give up my beautiful boy....we won't. xxxx"
circulating on twitter
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Alerts sent to helpers in NR12,13,14.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge
Clooney has been missing since the 13th June, he could have jumped into a courier van so could be anywhere by now. He is a large 4 yr old boy, very dark points (face, ears, legs and tail with a darkening creamy/beige body and stikingly blue eyes) neutered and microchipped.
Sorry to see that CLOONEY is missing.
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