COME home Chubbs - that is the plea of two Weymouth siblings whose beloved cat has disappeared for the third time.

The five-year-old cream and grey tabby is the much-loved pet of Kailyn Vine, 11, and Ashton-Lea Gallacher, four.

It is now the third time their pet has gone missing from their home on Pottery Lane.

It comes after vets informed the family that their favourite pet had an abscess and needed treatment.

The distressed youngsters have spent days searching for Chubbs by walking around their estate calling his name.

Posters have been put up and neighbours have vowed to help find the well-known feline who is micro-chipped with his address and identity.

Kailyn, who started Budmouth College this month, said: “We want him back he is our boy and we have had him since he was a little baby.

“I am so sad he is missing, he is not very well either and we want him to come home.

“We want to find him badly because we love him.”

She added that the search for Chubbs will continue alongside her sister Ashton, who now attends Beechcroft St Paul’s Primary School.

Mum Donna Gallacher, 31, said the family were really concerned for the well-being of Chubbs.

The family would like anyone who may spot Chubbs, who wears a blue collar, to contact them on 01305 789 565.