Northampton family offering financial reward for safe return of kittens

A litter of four Birmans, including the one above, were taken from a house in Northampton.

A litter of four Birmans, including the one above, were taken from a house in Northampton.

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The owners of rare pedigree kittens snatched in a nighttime raid in Northampton have offered a financial reward for their safe return.

The Birman litter of cats were taken from the kitchen of house in Sorrel Close, Wootton overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

A picture of one of the Birman breed kittens taken from the house raid in Wootton. BPTMCFABMmufH9d4G_fr

A picture of one of the Birman breed kittens taken from the house raid in Wootton. BPTMCFABMmufH9d4G_fr

Yesterday their owner, Simone Ensor, 54, said the family is devastated by the loss of the four pets and urged anyone who is offered one of the white haired, blue-eyed kittens to report it to police immediately.

Today Mrs Ensor said the family is willing to offer financial rewards to anyone who hands over information to police, which leads to the safe return of the cats.

She said: “I don’t care who took the cats, I don’t want to know why they took them, I just want them back.

“Their poor mother is so lost as they were still feeding from their mum. They really just need to be back with her now.”

Miss Ensor said the raid took place while the entire family was sleeping upstairs.

As well as the four kittens, two male and two female, the burglars took a Mercedes car from the driveway.

But the raiders had also gone through the cupboards to take food.

“It didn’t look like it was a professional job,” Mrs Ensor said.

The red point breed of Birman have similarities to the ‘ragdoll’ breed and have a red-ish nose and face and tail. However as the kittens are so young they are still largely white.

Also taken in the burglary was the family’s black Mercedes SLK, registration KJ08 TNE.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the 101 number, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.