Family Still Searches for Beloved Missing Cat

Cole went missing Jan. 9, 2013.

Scott Thompson is still on the hunt for his son's missing black cat, Cole.

Cole snuck out of a Richfield home near the 6800 block of Nicollet on Jan. 9. But, after nearly two months of searching, Thompson said he's still holding out hope.

"I’m still confident that if any cat could survive the nasty cold stretch we had, it would be [Cole]," Thompson said in an e-mail to Patch. "Someone put on Craigslist a pet success story of a pet who had been missing for months that finally turned up."

Thompson's son, 11-year-old Shawn, was heartbroken when Cole first went missing, but is dealing with the loss well, and also hoping for the cat's return.

The following is a description of Cole:

Cole 7 to 8 years old and is a short-to-medium, black haired cat with green eyes. He is a polydactyl, so his front paws are big. (Cole is declawed in the front, but not in the back.) He weighs roughly 14 pounds and one of his ears has a slight notch in it. While he wasn't wearing a tag when he left, he does have a microchip. He is also friendly and comes when called.

"If someone has him in their house and decides to bring him into a vet or clinic for a shot update, hopefully they will scan him for a chip and find out where he really belongs," Thompson said. "I still have faith that he’ll turn up."

If you have any information about Cole, please add the information in the comments section below or call or text Scott Thompson at 612-386-8207.

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Scott Thompson March 15, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Our search for Cole came to an unfortunate end last night as he was found in a window well two blocks from his house. All indications are that he passed away in the last day or two, meaning he fought as hard to stay alive as we did trying to find him. Thank you to everyone who sent me a text or e-mail or passed along the word via Twitter or Facebook. I sincerely appreciate all of your assistance in trying to find Cole.
RFS March 18, 2013 at 07:37 AM
I`m so sorry about Cole. I live in the neighborhood & have asking everyone if they have seen him but had no luck. A cat jumped my fence & ate a rabbit about 4 or 5 days ago. May be I`ll chk my sec cameras & see if it was Cole. I know that won`t bring him back. There were cat tracks there & I saw him in my yard the day he went missing & I don`t see Laurie or the boys enough outside to have known. Once again I`m so sorry for your loss.


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