Live traps placed for record-holding cats missing after fire

FILE- In a Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, Will Powers holds his cat Arcturus Aldebaran Powers in Farmington Hills, Mich. Two Guinness World Records-holding cats are missing after a fire gutted their owners' suburban Detroit homeon Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Will and Lauren Powers escaped the blaze, but Arcturus and Cygnus haven't been seen since. Both cats are 2 years old. Will Powers says the couple opened some doors as they fled their burning house in hopes that Arcturus, Cygnus and their third cat would escape. (Edward Pevos/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Live traps are being placed in a suburban Detroit neighborhood in hopes of catching two Guinness World Records-holding cats and two others believed missing after a fire destroyed their owners’ home.

Oakland County Animal Control Supervisor Ron Shankin said Wednesday that flyers have been posted and Farmington Hills residents are asked to look out for the cats.

Arcturus, Cygnus and the other cats haven’t been seen since Sunday’s fire northwest of Detroit. Will and Lauren Powers escaped and opened doors to allow the cats to flee.

Arcturus holds the record for the world’s tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48 centimeters). Cygnus is the domestic cat with the world’s longest tail, measuring at more than 17 inches (43 centimeters).

The family is offering a $25,000 bitcoin reward for any single cat found alive.

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