UPDATE: This report has been updated to include sightings of the missing cat since the posting of the original story.
Sunny, a 7-month-old orange tabby cat that went missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, was most recently spotted near the 7-Eleven on North West Street, according to his owner Linda Dono, who’s heard reports from residents throughout the nearly two weeks he’s been missing.
“The weather has been awful, and he’s an indoor cat. So I’m very worried,” Dono said.
Sunny went missing from the corner of Tod Street and Stuart Place just west of the Falls Church boundary with Fairfax County. Sunny was wearing a light blue breakaway collar with his name and address on an identification tag when he went missing.
According to Dono, he was spotted the next day on Poplar Street east of South West Street and twice a week later on Knollwood Drive.
But residents on that street say at least one fox makes his home there that may have spooked Sunny to somehow cross Route 7. Two people have called to say they saw his distinctive orange stripes Tuesday at the 7-Eleven on North West Street, but he ran off in the vicinity of the W&OD Trail, West End Park and Grove Avenue.
He is eight or nine inches tall at the shoulders and has light brown eyes. He also has a microchip, which would identify him if any veterinarian or animal shelter staffer scanned him for it, though he would have to be caught for that to happen.
According to Dono, he is friendly but may be scared and hungry after spending nearly two weeks in the wintry weather, though she said that he has caught mice in the family’s backyard in the past. If you see this cat, even if you can’t catch him, call Dono at 703-623-3344.