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Cat found wandering on the Tube catches the ferry to new home!

Jubilee

A meandering moggie found in a London Underground station has found a permanent home - on the Isle of Wight!

The friendly feline was found as a stray wandering the Aston tube station on the Jubilee line before she was brought to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Berkshire centre.

Jubilee was well known among London Underground staff and kept them company during their shifts in Acton Town, with one staff member saying: “It became a conversation topic with staff, and the cat became a little bit rounder because we all fed and watered her so well!”

Jubilee waited almost 60 days for a home, which is over double the average stay for a cat in Battersea’s care, before being spotted by Lisa Blackmoor from Ryde who was looking for a cat for her stables and Jubilee seemed to be the perfect pet.

So Jubilee swapped the London Underground for the cross-Solent ferry, travelling over 80 miles to her new home where she now prowls the livery yard, where she also has a new name - Ruby.

Lisa says: “I can’t believe how well she’s settled in with us. She meets me every morning and sits on the stable doors when I come to feed the horses – she follows me everywhere. She’s doing a great job of catching mice and is even the boss of my three Jack Russell Terriers, including Fenton who came from Battersea two years ago. She’s just lovely and will have a wonderful life with us.”

Tamara Willis, rehomer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, says: “Jubilee has definitely found a special home with Lisa. It’s not every day a cat is brought to us after being found in the London Underground, so we couldn’t be happier that she’ll have a new start in life. We rehome animals all across the UK and Lisa had exactly the type of home Jubilee needed – it was the perfect fit. I’m sure she’ll have a fantastic time wandering around the stables and keeping an eye on the horses.”

Cat competition!

Win a luxury, leather cat collar from Cheshire & Wain!

Cheshire and Wain

This week we're giving you the chance to win a piece of kitty couture! The Beluga Cat Collar is Cheshire & Wain's most luxurious leather safety collar to date. Presented in a special, limited edition gift tin, the collar is made from sumptuous 'caviar grain' leather and has soft, suede lining for your cat's comfort. 

All Cheshire & Wain collars are handmade in London and incorporate brass hardware, bell and a high quality breakaway buckle for your cat's safety and your piece of mind. 

Cheshire & Wain was established in 2013 by cat lover, Sonja Farrell who found it difficult to find high quality cat collars that were also safe. She decided to design a new collar from scratch herself and has since expanded the range of products to include organic catnip toys, sheepskins, a porcelain cat bowl, ID tags and charms. 

Cheshire & Wain's full range of luxury leather cat collars are available to buy online. Choose from brightly coloured Italian leather or more traditional British leather designs. 

Sonja's cat Percy tests and approves everything and is quite the pampered puss! Follow him on Instagram (@percy_peter_wells) or Facebook to see what he gets up to. Sign up to the Cheshire & Wain mailing list on their website to stay up to date with any promotions or new product launches or follow them on Facebook  or Twitter

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Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Many cases of diarrhoea are mild and short-lived, only lasting for a few days, and will resolve on their own.

Does my cat drink too much?

Does my cat drink too much?

If you want to determine how much water your cat is drinking, allow her only one source of water, our expert explains.

Cats in the home

How to rid my house of the 'catty smell'?

Keeping the catty smell away

Worried that when people enter your house, they can smell you have a cat? Read our advice on getting rid of that 'catty' odour. 

Should I play with my cat?

Play is important to cats, particularly those kept indoors. Here are some top tips and game ideas...

Outdoor cats

Which plants are toxic to cats?

Millions of cats go into gardens safely with poisonous plants, but it's worth being aware of what's safe for your cats to eat.

Can we stop our cat hunting?

Want to stop your cat hunting wildlife? Follow these tips from behaviourist Francesca Riccomini.

Kitten care

How to socialise your kitten

How can we ensure our kittens become well balanced, sociable cats? Follow these invaluable tips.

Adopting the right rescue kitten for you

They may have had a rough start in life, so here’s some advice on making sure adopting a kitten goes smoothly.