Cat gets new home after long trip
A GLOBETROTTING cat who ended up in the Port of Felixstowe is set to find happiness at the end of his adventure.Asad, a domestic shorthair, was found in a container at the port in June.
A GLOBETROTTING cat who ended up in the Port of Felixstowe is set to find happiness at the end of his adventure.
Asad, a domestic shorthair, was found in a container at the port in June. It is thought the stowaway spent three weeks travelling from Malaysia.
Estimated to be about a year old Asad was in a sorry state and faced destruction until a charity stepped in after an article was published appealing for help in The Evening Star.
Judy Mills, co-ordinator for the Ipswich branch of Cats' Protection charity said: "He was in a very poor state. He was very dehydrated and very thin.
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"We paid for him to go into quarantine, it would have cost about £1,000 in total. We heard about his plight and we took control of him to make sure he was not put to sleep."
This month Asad finished his six-month spell in quarantine and has found a new home, this time in Colchester.
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Mrs Mills said: "After a couple of weeks he began to put on weight and recover. He was very nervous but he has responded well. He is now one gorgeous cat."
Terri Johnson, 33, is the proud new owner.
"I am a kennel maid at Parair where he has been. I have got to know him over the last six months and he is lovely cat.
"He is such a character. We think he comes from somewhere in the Middle East and he is very vocal.
"He is boisterous and really playful. He loves being around people."
Miss Johnson said she chose to call him Asad as it means little lion in Arabic. She will introduce him to her home later this month.
She added: "I am very pleased to have him. I have got three other cats at home and they are all girls so I expect he will get mothered a bit.
"My house is very cat orientated. I think he will have a good time."