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Do you know this lovely ginger cat?
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18-11-2013 11:26 AM


Do you know this cat or know who might own/miss it?

I would really appreciate any information, he's such a lovely, very sweet natured ginger tom cat and may well be missed by someone! He currently roughs it in the gardens at Garthorne Road and HOP, but may be from elsewhere in SE23.

I last posted about him in July, after he had been sleeping in my garden for a couple of months and was very hungry. I'd been feeding him for quite some time, and was looking for someone who could perhaps give him a home - he seemed stray (I would have loved to adopt him, but my own tom cat is quite territorial and doesn't really like the competition). He is neutered, but at the time, he was not chipped (I took him to the vet to get checked). He then disappeared for a couple of weeks, just as I had found a lovely lady who wanted to adopt him, and came back some time later, sporting a brand new collar. I had hoped this meant there was an owner after all.

However, he's been sleeping in my garden again in the last 6-8 weeks and is constantly hungry, waiting in front of the patio door for several hours until I feed him. Since last week or so, I've allowed him to sleep in my kitchen (he'll happily roll up on a cushion and snooze til the morning) as it is getting very cold outside and he often sits out there until after midnight and I feel sorry for the poor little chap, but it means I have to lock my own tom cat upstairs - so not ideal.

If anyone knows "Harry" the ginger tom or has any information as to whether there might be an owner, or if he is your own long lost cat, please do get in tough, as it it getting very cold now and I'm not really able to adopt him permanently. He is very sweet, loves being scratched on his back and head and is definitely used to people so must have had a good home at some stage?

I've attached pictures from the summer, he's fattened up a bit since then. :-)

Thanks so much!

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18-11-2013 05:22 PM

Hia - have you tried registering him with

Also East Dulwich forum?

I found a cat recently who had managed to get herself across Stansted Road but hadn't wanted to cross back over. Turns out she'd been missing for quite some time (I found an old 'missing' ad for her on the above website and got her back to her owner). A similar thing happened to a friend of mine's cat regarding crossing a main road so it may be that ginger has wondered from Dulwich or other side of Crofton Park?

Nice one for looking after him and for doing the right thing!


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18-11-2013 07:58 PM

Hi Fionap -
Yes I registered him on animalserarchuk and a few other sites back in July, also wrote messages to a couple of people missing ginger cats on the other side of the railway tracks in SE23, but no success.

Thanks for the East Dulwich forum tip though, I'll try that as well! I agree, he could well have wandered over from the other side of the railway tracks, or along the tracks from Crofton Park down to HOP. I'll also put some posters up again - there is always a chance that he belongs to someone who may have been e.g. in hospital or otherwise unable to care for him for a while, maybe an older person, and who are missing him now. Fingers crossed!

This post was last modified: 18-11-2013 07:59 PM by Tinkerbell.

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22-11-2013 01:00 PM

Great news - the owner got in touch after she saw one of my posters! I am so happy - he does have a good home after all and is apparently just an adventurer who can't help it. Typical cheeky cat. Many thanks everyone!

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23-11-2013 03:39 AM

YAY Smile

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24-11-2013 10:30 AM

Great news Thumbsup

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