CRESTVIEW — Two Okaloosa County residents await the day they are reunited with their cat. They're offering a $600 reward to anyone that can help them find their missing pet.
For over two years, Mark Chaffins and his girlfriend, Kim Stanley, have searched for their cat, Binx.
Chaffins and Stanley found Binx’s mother a few years ago at an abandoned home in Baker. Soon after they found her, they realized she was pregnant, and they decided to take care of the kittens, including Binx.
In May 2016, Binx went outside for his nightly stroll around the yard. Chaffins whistled as he normally does, but the cat never returned.
Since then, Chaffins has had multiple ads on Craigslist offering a $600 reward to anyone that finds his cat.
Chaffins said Binx has unique qualities that eliminate any possibilities of someone trying to get the reward. He said someone once called saying they had spotted Binx near a McDonalds, but after viewing the picture, he knew it wasn’t Binx.
Binx is black and white with long legs and two black dots on each side of his nose.
Chaffins said he got a call in 2016 about Binx being in someone’s yard, but they never saw the cat again.
Chaffins isn’t quite sure of Binx’s whereabouts, though he does have a few suspicions.
“He’s a really super friendly cat…hopefully somebody just took it. Hopefully nobody killed it,” Chaffins said.
Although they haven’t received many calls about Binx, Chaffins said he will continue updating the Craigslist ad and posting on Facebook. He remains hopeful that someday someone will find him.
“I might keep it going until I feel…like six or seven years,” Chaffins said.
Until then, Chaffins enjoys the company of his two other cats.