(Stolen kittens/Pacific Cat Clinic)

UPDATE: According to an update from Pacific Cat Clinic at approximately 8 a.m. on Friday morning, the two kittens have been returned to the clinic safe and sound!

Earlier: A cat clinic in Saanich has posted an appeal for the return of two 9-week-old kittens stolen from their facility by teenage girls.

On Thursday, July 25th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., two teenage girls aged between 14-17 years old, stole the kittens from Pacific Cat Clinic on 3555 Ravine Way.

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One of the girls is blonde and, at the time of the incident, was wearing a black baggie hoodie and carrying an embroidered bag.

The other teenager has darker hair, facial piercings, and was wearing an orange/brown shirt at the time of the incident.

The two kittens, identified by Pacific Cat Clinic as ‘Alien’ and ‘Fischer’ are both 9 weeks old. One is a tabby cat while the other is described as pure black.

MISSING KITTENS (2) – please contact us on Instagram, Facebook, our clinic voicemail, and the police if you have any…

Posted by Pacific Cat Clinic on Thursday, July 25, 2019

“…we’re appealing to your cat loving hearts…”

Approximately 10 minutes after they were stolen, Pacific Cat Clinic took to Facebook to let people know what had happened and advise the public to call Saanich Police if they saw the girls in the Uptown area.

Since then, the clinic has issued more posts appealing to the girls’ love for cats and urging them to contact the clinic privately on Instagram or Facebook to arrange a pick up.

According to the posts, both of the stolen young felines are still receiving medication and care from the clinic, and are on a special kitten diet, which makes it crucial for them to be returned.

“Girls, we’re appealing to your cat loving hearts to turn the kittens in,” reads one of the posts.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.