Cat Catches The Tube In London
Last Friday London commuters were amazed when a stray ginger tabby walked onto a train on the "Tube." He hopped onto a train to Battersea at the Seven Sisters station. He found himself a seat and settled in for the journey. His fellow commuters stared at him in shock and surprise. After all, it isn't every day that you see a cat riding the subway!
Luckily for the wayward moggy (British slang for "cat") had chosen the same train car as a volunteer from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. More than that, she just happened to have an empty pet carrier with her because she needed to pick up her own cat from the vet.
Paige Jokovic said that it was so unbelievable that she thought it was a lost teddy bear at first. Once she recovered her wits she realized exactly what she needed to do. With infinite patience she coaxed the animal into the carrier. From there she took him to the rescue organization where she volunteers.
The people at the shelter named the little guy Oyster. His arrival had coincided with the organization's campaign to increase awareness of their cat adoption program. The campaign includes late night "Purrsdays" every Thursday night so that people can come in to check out the available moggies until 8 p.m.
Most of the cats they take in are not in such good condition so they think that he has not been on his own very long. Since Oyster is a happy, healthy stray they are hoping that his family will come to collect him. If no one comes forward to claim him they will find him a new home where he won't need to get around on the Tube anymore.
Source: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
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Laurie Kay Olson
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