A couple who spent 6,000 pounds rescuing a cat from Arab Spring violence have been left devastated after their Cat Omar ran away.
Railton and Dawn Elliott fell in love with Omar while on holiday in Egypt and decided to save him from the trouble sweeping the country by bringing him home to the UK.
They paid out a fortune in quarantine and vets bills and so that Omar could settle into his new life at their home in rural Oxfordshire.
Now the pair have launched a desperate appeal after Omar went missing two weeks ago, almost a year to the day after he left quarantine.
The heartbroken couple, who run Elliotts of Oxford Fine Confectionary and Superior Nuts, have been putting up posters and fliers through neighbours letter boxes in a bid to find their pet.