Walkabout cat found after appeal

Janet and the cat that came back
Janet and the cat that came back

A distraught pet lover has been re-united with her cat - following an appeal in the Driffield Times and Post.

Several weeks ago, we told how Freddie went missing from the home of Janet Chappel’s parents on Adelphi Street.

Through articles in the paper, on the web and via Twitter and Facebook, we asked people to watch out for the treasured pet.

At first there was silence, followed by several false sighting until Freddie was finally found down Wansford Road at The Beeches.

Janet explained: “I was phoned by two different households saying there was a cat matching Freddie’s description hanging around, taking food from their bird tables.

“I went to look and actually spotted him at the farm opposite their houses.

“He was really scared and wouldn’t let me catch him.

“Someone borrowed a cat trap for me, which worked a treat once loaded with chicken.”

She said: “I wanted to say thankyou through the paper to all those people that rang me with sightings.

“There are to many to mention each individually, but everyone has been fantastic keeping a look out for him. The chances are that some of them may well have been Freddie, but by the time I got to them, any cats that they had seen were gone.

“It was great, as all the people who rang had seen it in the paper, and most of them had cut his photo out to make identification easier.

“My special thanks must go to Julie and Mike Clegg who had the time and patience to keep watching him for me, and by feeding him encouraged him into their garden, where the trap was actually put, with great success. It was great team work by the residents of The Beeches and Anne Bennett who got the trap for me. Without their help i am sure Freddie would still be running wild.”