Brigitte Bardot offers reward for lost cat

March 29, 2013 at 2:32 PM

ST. TROPEZ, France, March 29 (UPI) -- French cinema star Brigitte Bardot is offering a reward of more than $750 for the return her favorite cat, which wandered off in a Riviera resort town.

Bardot -- a 78-year-old actress, singer, former model and animal rights activist -- said 2-year-old Rontonton, her favorite cat, vanished while gardeners were trimming bushes March 26 at her St. Tropez property, The Local.fr reported Friday. The feline does not have a collar or an identifying tattoo.

"My pain is terrible. I cannot sleep," Bardot told the Nice newspaper Var Matin.

Var Matin said a hotline set up to help find the cat has received about 200 reports of sightings.

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