Appeal to find owner of cat found at Veolia recycling site in Fareham

AN appeal has been launched to find the owner of a tabby cat who miraculously survived going through a rubbish compactor in Hampshire.

The animal was discovered at Veolia’s Warren Farm waste management site on Thursday morning (15 December).

The Cat Welfare Group is now urging anyone who may know where the cat has come from to get in touch.

It’s thought he got into a ‘massive bin’ at Hedge End Household Recycling Centre (HWRC) Shamblehurst Ln S, Southampton SO30 2UX on Monday 12 December, where he would have gone through the compactor.

He survived the compaction machine there, how we don’t know, and he then ended up being thrown out at a great height at the Veolia site on Portsdown Hill.

The beautiful tabby is neutered but not chipped, so there is no way to reunite him with his owners. The Cat Welfare Group say he could have climbed into the bin, but aren’t ruling out that he could have been ‘thrown away’.

Anyone with information is being asked to email: lostandfound@thecatwelfaregroup.org

Photo: The cat and the bin he may have got into. Credit: The Cat Welfare Group

UPDATE: Thanks to social media the cat is now home with his owners. He’s called Tinks, who is 15 years young and has certainly used all of his 9 lives!

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