A DALMUIR family has been left heartbroken after their beloved pet cat went missing over two weeks ago.

Tootsie, a four-year-old domestic shorthaired cat, went missing from the Dehli Avenue area between 11am and 3pm on April 15.

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She is a white cat with black patches.

Siobhan Mcgugan, Tootsie’s owner, told the Post there have been no confirmed sightings so far.

Siobhan said: “She would always stay in my mum’s garden or the next-door neighbour’s garden.

"A window is always left open for her but when she goes out she’s only really out for ten minutes at a time and then she’s back in the house again.

“She never ever goes out for long, she’s a wee scaredy cat. My mum left at about 11am that morning and when she came back home at 3pm she was nowhere to be found and she’s not been seen since.”

Siobhan and her mum adopted Tootsie from the Scottish SPCA’s Dunbartonshire Centre during lockdown in 2020.

She explained that the young cat had sadly spent the first year of her life in a cage.

Siobhan added: “We got her from the cat and dog home during lockdown 2020.

"She was about a year old and as far as we were told by staff, the first year of her life was spent in a cage.

“She’s a great wee cat. It took her a wee while to come around as she is scared of loud noises and other cats.

“She’s a timid, loving wee soul. She just means the world to us.”

The family has placed posters appealing to trace Tootsie in local shops, on bus stops, fences, and through their neighbour's doors.

There was a reported sighting of Tootsie in Parkhall however, Siobhan explained that after going to the area to search for her she found a couple of similar cats.

She added: “Someone contacted me after I posted the appeal on Facebook and said they’d seen her in Parkhall but I’ve been up in the area night upon night looking for her and I’ve seen two wee cats that kind of look like her but none of them have been her so I don’t think there’s been any sightings of her.”

The family is urging anyone who believes they may have spotted Tootsie to call them immediately on 07581 190509.

She is not wearing a collar.