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PUBLISHED: 14:15 29 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 September 2010

WHILE her sister and brothers cuddle their pet cats, one little girl is left pining for her feline friend.

Hetty Snowling has been inconsolable since her cat Honey Monster disappeared from her family's Gorleston home nearly two weeks ago.

WHILE her sister and brothers cuddle their pet cats, one little girl is left pining for her feline friend.

Hetty Snowling has been inconsolable since her cat Honey Monster disappeared from her family's Gorleston home nearly two weeks ago.

The toddler loved playing with her pet and is desperately hoping to be reunited with Honey Monster soon.

Mum and dad Katharine and Dean searched far and wide to find matching ginger cats for their four children who are all autistic.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Hetty was diagnosed with the condition earlier this month and is starting at a specialist nursery in September.

There has been no sign of Honey Monster despite the family searching the area around their home in Hewitt Close every evening.

Katharine, 32, said: “Having four autistic children is hard work and pets help them develop a sense of empathy and calms them down.

“It is very therapeutic for the children looking after their cats and giving them a stroke and a cuddle.

“Hetty talks about Honey Monster all the time and asks where he has gone.

“It is even more distressing as the other children still have their cats.

“It was so out of character for him to go missing - he was always in bed with the children every night and never strayed far from home.

“He loves lounging on the bed and would always come down at the same time for breakfast and tea. Hopefully someone might have taken him in thinking he was a stray, will realise he has a home and return him to us.”

As well as having to look after her four special needs children, Katharine suffers from a condition called hyper-mobility that makes her joints to dislocate and fybromialga which causes extreme tiedness and pain.

Husband Dean has recently given up work to help care for the family.

The couple's other children Samuel, 11, and five-year-old Emmy and William, four, suffer from varying degrees of autism.

l Honey Monster is ginger striped with a white tummy and feet. Anyone who has seen him should call Katharine on 07948373502

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