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Help Find 'Chuck Norris'—The Local Cat is Missing

Named after the martial arts actor because it likes to slap around a German shepherd, the white cat has been missing for about three days.

Help Find 'Chuck Norris'—The Local Cat is Missing

Chuck Norris is missing.

Well, not that  Chuck Norris, but a large, furry white one that has long hair, meows and belongs to the Kenney family of Laguna Niguel.

Neighbor Brenda Rodman wrote in and asked if Patch could try to help the family find their beloved Chuck and we are happy to help. 

Chuck was actually a birthday gift to Matt Kenney's wife of 19 years Stephanie, a consultant. Somehow the cat got loose from their home at Crown Valley Parkway and the 29200 block of Via San Sebastian, while they were on vacation last week and he hasn't been seen in about three days.

"My wife and my kids are heartbroken that he is gone," said Matthew Kenney, 49, who works for the . "He got his name because when I first brought him home he would do these Chuck Norris moves on Sheila our 100 pound German Shepherd, and he never stopped. We aren't sure what kind of cat he is but he is entertaining. Sheila, a rescue dog who is about 8 years old and Chuck are great friends. I think Sheila is missing Chuck, too, they hang out together."

Chuck was last seen by the person who was watching the family's pets on Sunday, April 15. Matt Kenney thinks maybe Chuck got out and became frightened by the storms that we had last weekend. 

"My backyard borders Crown Valley at Adelanto. It is across the street from the ," Kenney said. "We have searched the area but someone may be sheltering him thinking he is a stray. I am hoping someone found him and is looking for his owner. He is loved and missed by his family and neighbors as well. I have checked with the local vets and shelters."

Chuck is not one who wanders much, either.

"He never really goes beyond our yard and sometimes just visits at our neighbor Brenda's house where he would also play with their dog, another German Shepherd. Chuck really isn't afraid of dogs, so it could have been the storm," Kenney said.

Like Matt and Stephanie, sons, Sean 15, a sophomore at Nikolas 12, a sixth-grader at , and Jack 10, a fourth-grader at Crown Valley Elementary School all want Chuck back. So much so that dad is offering a $100 reward for the safe return of Chuck.

"My kids and my wife are just beside themselves over Chuck, me too," he said. "He's really a great cat and he has cataracts, so we're not sure how far he might have been able to go. We really miss him and just want him home safely."

If you have any information, please contact Matt Kenney at 949 422-8892.

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