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  • Can you give a home to ‘North West’s loneliest cat’?

    Frank Martin

    STAFF at a West Lancs animal charity are marking a sad milestone – it’s a whole year since an ‘adorable’ four-year-old cat was brought in to live with them!

    Sally McDerby from Woodlands Animal Sanctuary in Sandy Lane, Holmeswood, said: “We have an anniversary this week, but the team do not feel like celebrating as we believe that we have the North West’s loneliest cat.

    “Harry, a beautifully handsome cat has been living at the sanctuary for a full year, as despite his best efforts he has been overlooked by every single person who has fostered a cat from Woodlands in the last 12 months.

    “He was brought in by one of the sanctuary’s members of staff because he had been abandoned by his family when they moved away and was left to roam the streets around where he used to live.

    “Some local children were taking amusement from throwing stones at him, while all Harry wanted was a family he could live, play and sleep with.

    “Harry plays exactly as you would expect a strong four-year-old to play.

    “We would therefore like an experienced cat owner to take Harry under their wing, someone who doesn’t have young children and who is not too elderly.

    “He ideally needs his own home with a garden where he can play with his toys, interact when he wants to and have space when he wants.

    “Harry loves his food and as such any new owner would have to watch how much he eats, as his waistline was expanding more than was healthy for him.

    “However, due to his playful nature he loves interacting with toys and so will often have his food in a treat ball, which allows him to play and move around more whilst enjoying his food.


    “The volunteers at the sanctuary think that Harry is just misunderstood and say that when you give him a brush he turns into a real softy.

    “So if you think your life could have a large, Harry-shaped hole in it then please contact Woodlands, either by phone on 01704 823293 or by email at info@animalsanctuary.org.uk.

    “ And please be ready for the team to ask you lots of questions because they are very protective and will only allow him to go to a home where they think he will fit into happily!”

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