Ginger moggy found on coach is hoping to find his route home
20 March 2018
Cats Protection is urgently appealing to find the owners of a ginger cat who was found on a coach in Newcastle which may have travelled up to 100 miles from Pickering.
The well-travelled, ginger moggy was discovered at the end of the vehicle’s journey but it’s unclear where he boarded as the coach travelled via Leeming Bar.
The coach was undergoing maintenance work so was not being used by members of the public.
The cat, who has been named Wendall (the German word for traveller), was then handed over to Cats Protection’s Gildersome Homing Centre.
“We are appealing far and wide in the hope that Wendall’s original owners see this plea and come forward,” said Catherine Hubbard, Deputy Manager at the homing centre. “If we haven’t heard from them by Thursday 29 March, we will be looking to rehome Wendall, so we really do urge anyone who recognises him to get in touch. As he was not microchipped, we have no way of tracing his owners.
“His fur was slightly matted when he came into care but he welcomed a brush with open paws. He has such a lovely temperament and is so sweet natured, which makes us think he must have a loving owner out there somewhere wondering where he is.”
The charity went on to stress the importance of microchipping which offers cats a safe and permanent method of identification and increases the chances of a lost feline being safely reunited with his owner.
Cats Protection’s Gildersome Homing Centre can be contacted on 03000 121 505. More information can be found here
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Notes to editors
- Cats Protection’s Gildersome Homing Centre 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- More information about the work of the Gildersome Homing Centre can be found at https://www.cats.org.uk/gildersome