Rescued street cat is missing in the Abbotsford area

Hamish, a Persian mix from Saudi Arabia, escaped from his trial adoptive home on July 6.



A Richmond woman believes a cat she recently adopted from Saudia Arabia could be missing in the Abbotsford area.

Gloria Lauris and her husband, who was working on contract in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, brought six street cats back to the Lower Mainland with them on June 1 in hopes of providing them a better life in Canada.

One of them, Hamish, was put in a trial adoptive home on Cottonwood Street – located south of Fraser Highway east of Lefeuvre Road – but he escaped within a couple of days, before bonding with his potential new owner.

He has been missing since about July 6 and was last seen on Swensson Avenue just east of Lefeuvre, with a potential sighting northwest of there around Signal Lane.

“He is a good-natured and calm neutered Persian mix, but doesn’t know the terrain of B.C. forests … I am sure he is very hungry, tired, thirsty and exhausted,” Lauris said.

Hamish is about five years old and is white with ginger patches. He has a microchip in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloria Lauris at 778-297-4470 or She is offering a $100 reward for his return.