Tammy Anderson has been on the phone pretty much nonstop since Tuesday. She has called all the area shelters and veterinarians trying to locate her cat Snickers. She also blanketed the area around Amberleigh Estates, where she lives, with fliers.
"I’ve been doing everything I can think of short of knocking on everyone's door," Anderson said.
The Anderson family adopted Snickers from the Will County Humane Society. When the cat first arrived, she was not spayed, and when she went into heat, she escaped the house. The family quickly got her spayed, but the cat still managed to get out.
The cat is a year and a half old and is the color of a Snickers bar, for which she is named. The cat is microchipped. However, Anderson said she is worried about the cat being outside.
"The intention was an indoor cat and we have three small kids," Anderson said. "I know a lot of people don’t like to hear this, but she has no claws.
"I know its warmer than usual, but it’s still cold outside."
The family lives in the subdivision behind the McDonalds and the Walgreens on Yellow Pine Drive and Ridge Road.
"My fear is that she is just a beautiful cat and she is so loving that someone is going to keep her," Anderson said.
Anyone with information can call 708-955-3976.
"If they don’t want to call, take her to any of the vets or an animal shelter, she is microchipped," Anderson said.