A KIDDERMINSTER pet owner has described her heartbreak after receiving numerous prank calls from people claiming they have killed her missing cat.

Sheryl Moran has been searching tirelessly for her beloved rescue cat Jimmy Choo, who was last seen wearing a gold glitter dickie bow in their back garden in Kelvin Close on August 18.

The ginger and white striped cat has never been known to wander from the garden, prompting Sheryl to suspect he was stolen.

"Jim is such a good boy and he doesn't wander," said Sheryl. "I rescued his mum and she gave birth to him and his three sisters and they aren't eating now. They've been pining for him to come home.

"He never leaves the garden and we just feel he must have been taken and dropped somewhere."

With the help of friends, family and neighbours, Sheryl has put up posters in the local area appealing for information on Jimmy's whereabouts and has shared the poster widely on social media.

As well as several reported sightings - one of which resulted in another missing cat being reunited with its owner - Sheryl says she has received more than a dozen prank calls from people claiming they had killed her cat.

"We've had some nasty calls from people telling us they had dismembered him and thrown him into rivers," she said. "It's made a terrible situation worse. I've reported it to the police.

"Apart from that the support we've had has been amazing.

"We're heartbroken and we just want to get him home."

Sheryl is now offering a cash reward for information which leads to Jimmy Choo's safe return.

Jimmy is 10 years old with ginger and white stripes and a gold collar with a bow and gold ID barrel. He is microchipped and neutered.

Anyone with information can call Cheryl on 07513476459.