Adver helps find missing Old Town cat - and now she's off to Australia

This Is Wiltshire: Janice Webb with roving cat Molly Janice Webb with roving cat Molly

A ROVING cat is heading to Australia to be reunited with its newly-emigrated owners after going walkabout in Old Town for two months.

Molly went missing from Winifred Street in July and was found after a passer-by recognised the black-and-white moggy from an appeal in the Adver.

The cat had been staying with a neighbour while she waited to be sent on through quarantine after her owner Sarah Stenning and her family emigrated. But the wantaway puss made a break for it after beating a ‘lockable’ cat flap and was found hanging around in Glenwood Close, Old Town, where she was being fed by residents.

A local resident recognised the escapee, who has been chipped, from a picture in the Adver and made enquiries with people who lived in the area. The cat lover then called Sarah’s mother Jan Webb, who had run an appeal in the Adver asking for information on Molly’s whereabouts.

Mrs Webb, who is now keeping Molly safely indoors at her home in Blunsdon, said: “We had given up hope, but thanks to the power of the Adver, Molly is home safe and sound and will be going to Australia once she has been vaccinated.

“I didn’t tell my daughter until I was absolutely sure it was her, but when I did she was absolutely over the moon.

“You didn’t need a phone to hear her from Australia. It was one of the best thrills ever.”

Several readers kept Mrs Webb informed of sightings of the cat – who will eventually be heading to Perth where Sarah is working as a nurse. Mrs Webb said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who kept me informed including one lady called Gloria who, like me, did not give up hope.

“Molly is part of the family and she really belongs to my grandson Oliver, who has moved to Australia with my daughter. They will be thrilled to have her back.”

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9:15am Tue 2 Oct 12

Oldtownmum says...

Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.
Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads. Oldtownmum
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2:05pm Tue 2 Oct 12

marlborough2 says...

what a constructive comment!
what a constructive comment! marlborough2
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6:54pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Localboy86 says...

Lucky cat, would happily go in her place
Lucky cat, would happily go in her place Localboy86
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9:11pm Tue 2 Oct 12

timt1964 says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.
get a life! my neighbour wastes his time scaring my cats,as for keeping them indoors they are ancestors of wild cats so instinctively live outdoors whereas humans think they are the superior species.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.[/p][/quote]get a life! my neighbour wastes his time scaring my cats,as for keeping them indoors they are ancestors of wild cats so instinctively live outdoors whereas humans think they are the superior species. timt1964
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9:00am Wed 3 Oct 12

Raef Barnes says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.
Why are people so miserable on this site? Is it a sign of the times or something?

Lighten up, there's more important things in life to worry about than cats in your garden.

I really wonder about some people at times.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.[/p][/quote]Why are people so miserable on this site? Is it a sign of the times or something? Lighten up, there's more important things in life to worry about than cats in your garden. I really wonder about some people at times. Raef Barnes
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2:58pm Wed 3 Oct 12

jimmys lovechild says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.
Move into a flat then
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Probably the same one I've been chasing out of my garden! About time they were kept in people's houses and taken out on leads.[/p][/quote]Move into a flat then jimmys lovechild
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