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Charity hoping to reunite lost cat with owners

25 April 2018
Charity hoping to reunite lost cat with owners

The search is on for the owner of a dark tortoiseshell cat that was found in the Lower Penn area of Wolverhampton.

The moggy, named Amber by the charity, is microchipped but the owner’s details are out of date so they cannot be contacted.

Rehomed from Cats Protection’s Birmingham Adoption Centre 11 years ago, the Stafford & District Branch is currently caring for the cat, and has appealed for Amber’s owners to come forward so they can be reunited with their pet.

Thousands of cats go missing every year and research by Cats Protection found that sadly almost half never return.

Cath Keitley, Coordinator at Cats Protection’s Stafford & District Branch, said: “Amber is very friendly and for a 12-year-old cat, she is in very good health. We really hope to be able to reunite Amber with her owners but if this is not possible we will need to find her a new loving home.

“As a charity that reunites 3,000 cats with their owners across the UK every year, we always recommend microchipping as a safe and permanent method of identification to increase the chance of a cat being reunited with its owners.

“If anyone finds a stray cat we’d urge them to get it scanned as soon as possible in case it has a microchip.”

Anyone who thinks Amber may be their pet should get in contact with the branch on 0345 260 1509. Proof of ownership will need to be provided such as photos and/or veterinary records.

Further advice is available on Cats Protection’s website if you have lost or found a cat at www.cats.org.uk

Many other cats being cared for by the branch can be viewed on their website at www.stafford.cats.org.uk/stafford

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For media enquiries please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911 or email media.office@cats.org.uk

Notes to editors

  1. Cats Protection’s Stafford & District Branch is part of a national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 34 centres that help around 190,000 cats and kittens each year.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). The charity’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998.  We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity.
  4. More information about the work of the Stafford & District Branch can be found at www.stafford.cats.org.uk/stafford