The tube during rush hour already epitomises chaos. How about adding a cat into the mix? That’s what passengers travelling on the Victoria line had to deal with last Friday as a ginger tom, now known as Oyster, somehow made his way onto a packed train at Seven Sisters station. Paige Jokovic, a volunteer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, just happened to board the same carriage and was able to get Oyster safely into an empty cat carrier she was carrying. This adventurous moggy is now residing at Battersea where they’re hoping his owners will come forward.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been rehoming cats for 130 years and Oyster’s arrival coincides with their Cat Takeover Campaign, a project to raise awareness about cats who need to be rehoused. They’re even holding Purrsdays, which sees the centre stay open until 8pm on the last Thursday of every month, giving visitors more time to pick out a new feline friend.
More info on the Cat Takeover Campaign can be found at battersea.org.uk
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