Found cat on St Donatts Road

Gareth and Anna write:

We came home to our house on St Donatts Road last night (Saturday) to find a beautiful and extremely friendly cat on our doorstep hiding from the rain. He ran inside as soon as we opened the door and has made himself right at home.
There was a note round its neck asking if the cat belonged to anyone and gave a phone number which we duly called. It turned out to be someone three doors down who said that the cat had been in his garden for most of the last week.

The neighbour has tried asking all the usual local cat places to take it and apparently got him scanned for a microchip with John Hankinson Vet but without any luck. They're off on holiday for a week so we have said that we would take on the task of trying to find his owners.

To this end we'd be grateful if you could post this photo of him on BC to see if any readers know the cat or where he's from. We'll be putting up some posters too once it's stopped raining. Anyone with any info can email baker_gareth@hotmail.com

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never understood why people don't just let these cats go home again... they do know the way you know. They'll come home when they're hungry.

Anonymous said...

Yep it really is that simple.

Anonymous said...

Actually they also really do get lost. It may have moved to the area recently and got confused after wandering round unfamiliar streets. It does happen.

Anonymous said...

They also get abandoned. The absence of a microchip suggests the owners are not very clued up.

littlepollyflinders said...

I had a cat who got lost following a house move - she escaped and then couldn't find her way back to the new house. When we eventually found her it was 3 months later and she was less than a mile up the road. We were called by someone who recognised her mug shot from the many posters we'd putup and managed to get her in her house.

Dan said...

This cat came and stayed with me quite a few weeks back. I think it's doing the rounds! It got its can of tuna of me, then left.

Aricana said...

A very handsome cat.

It might be a good idea to put some posters up either side of Brockley train station. In the meantime, if he is hungry please feed him. A new temporary or permanent home is certainly better than no home at all. Lots of rain forecast for the week ahead.

Mb said...

There are worse fates than being lost if you're a cat http://t.co/jg2bbOES

Anonymous said...

Cats are well known for melting in the rain....

Margot said...

My son wants one of those helicopters. Where can we get him one?

aunty kate said...

This missing cat leaflet came through my door a few months ago. The St Donatts cat looks black or tortoiseshell and white rather than ginger...but just is case this is the missing Comerford cat...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16189181@N02/7336836506/in/photostream

Gareth said...

@Dan - interesting that he was with you a while back. Are you anywhere near St Donatts?

@Aricana - put some posters up today including one at Brockley station and we're giving him some food - was pretty ravenous.

@Auty Kate - definitely not the same cat, though also appears not to have had the snip.

CapnPatch said...

Six Dinner Sid!

Anonymous said...

Also let Lewisham's animal welfair department know. Someone may have called them looking for their cat!

Malpas Ian said...

This looks like one of our four cats Panda Paws; don't laugh, you should see what we have called the others! He does have a collar though with my phone number on it, so maybe not if the person in St Dougnuts didn't see it? Cats will nearly always go home if they have lived there for some time, unless they are new to the area.

Brockley Ian!

Anonymous said...

There was a notice about a missing cat at the bottom of ts cyprians path some weeks back. Apparently the family had recently moved to the area. The cat on the poster looks iidentical to this one.

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