Chechen Leader Kadyrov Has Lost His Cat

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the missing cat is asked to contact Mr Kadyrov through Instagram

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has asked his Instagram followers for help in finding his missing cat.

The domesticated feline, which looks like a miniature tiger, disappeared 10 days ago according to the Instagram post. Kadyrov is seeking any information related to the cat's whereabouts.

Kadyrov's plea, in full, reads:

We have completely lost our cat. He looked like a little tiger cub. Visitors have always said that he is very, very similar to a tiger cub. Ten days ago, he disappeared. We all thought that he would reappear, since he is very attached to the children and loves to play with them and go out with them in the yard. But now we have begun to seriously worry. Perhaps he is with someone nearby. That person may not know how to find the owners. I am sure that no one needs someone else's cat. Therefore, we would be grateful for any information. Thanks in advance.

The cat is a toyger, a domesticated U.S. breed that resembles a “toy tiger.” The breed was first accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1993 and is known for its bright coloring, circular head markings and gentle temperament, according to the TICA website.

Toygers first arrived in Russia in 2008, and a toyger kitten can cost up to 100,000 rubles ($1,550), the TASS news agency reported Monday.

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