Cat Hitches A Lift On Top Deck Of Bus

TILLY the travelling cat has sparked a pet mystery after she was found travelling on a bus in Huntingdon. The fearless feline was found sitting on top of a double-decker bus travelling from Huntingdon to St Neots – and as yet there is no sign of her owner

TILLY the travelling cat has sparked a pet mystery after she was found travelling on a bus in Huntingdon.

The fearless feline was found sitting on top of a double-decker bus travelling from Huntingdon to St Neots - and as yet there is no sign of her owner.

The bus had collected passengers at Huntingdon Railway Station and then gone on to the town's bus station, but it is not certain exactly where Tilly decided to jump on board or how far she had travelled.

The cat is grey and white with a fluffy coat.


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Dawne Cooke, the welfare officer for Cats Protection, based in St Neots, was telephoned for help and advised the bus driver to stop the bus and shut all the doors.

Mrs Cooke told The Hunts Post: "The driver didn't know what to do - he said should he drive back to the bus station and let the cat get off where she might have got on but I said no - it could have already been lost in Huntingdon."

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She added: "This is a beautiful, well-looked after, healthy cat who used to being with people. We think she is no older than five but then some cats do look good for their age."

Tilly has a red colour with a silver disc with her name and a mobile telephone number.

Mrs Cooke said: "The phone rings out but is never answered. It is possible that the owner has gone on holiday and may not even know Tilly has gone on her travels."

The cat was first spotted by a teenage passenger on the bus who was travelling home from work on Tuesday, August 5.

She alerted the bus driver and then made the call to Cats Protection. The cat is now being looked after by Lesley Horlock, a veterinary nurse and a senior organiser with Cats Protection.

Cats Protection is appealing for Tilly's owner to come forward.

INFORMATION: Contact Cats Protection in St Neots on 01480 476696.

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