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Is this the unluckiest cat in the West Midlands?

Rescue cat Sophie – who’s been looking for a new home for more than a year  has been dubbed the unluckiest cat in the West Midlands.

Sophie, a tortoiseshell moggy, first came into the care of Cats Protection’s Halesowen Branch in December 2017 after her owner sadly died.

tortoiseshell cat

She was adopted in January 2018, but her new owner had no choice but to return her to the branch a month later as she didn’t get on with their existing cat.

Eight-year-old Sophie then went missing from a second new owner’s home two weeks after they adopted her in April 2018.

Chairman of Halesowen Branch, Sue Widdows said: “We all hunted high and low for Sophie for weeks, but there was no sign of her. We’d given up hope that she’d ever be found.

“Six months later, out of the blue, we received a call from a lady who had found a thin and very hungry cat in her garden.

“We asked her to take the cat to a vet to see if it was microchipped so the owners could be traced, which she did – and it was Sophie! We think she’d been living outside and fending for herself.”

tortoiseshell cat looking out window

But Sophie’s bad luck continues. As she was missing for so long, her previous owner has adopted another cat and can no longer keep her.

So Sophie is – again – on the lookout for her forever home.

“We think Sophie’s the unluckiest cat in the West Midlands – but we really hope her luck is about to change,” said Sue.

“Sophie would best suit a quiet home with no young children or other pets.

“She’s lovely natured and just wants a home where she can live out her days and where someone will love her.”

If you’re interested in adopting Sophie and giving her the ‘happy ever after’ she deserves, please call Branch Welfare Coordinator Dave Widdows on 07913 301 788. 

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