Animal charity warns do-gooders to leave alone

PUBLISHED: 08:09 17 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 15 June 2010

A CAT'S life was put at risk by a stranger, who refused to listen to the advice of a volunteer at the Honiton branch of Cats Protection.

A CAT'S life was put at risk by a stranger, who refused to listen to the advice of a volunteer at the Honiton branch of Cats Protection.That's what the charity's co-ordinator, Lizzie Manley, had to say following an incident last week.A man went into the charity's High Street shop and complained about a cat he thought was a stray.A volunteer in the shop recognised the cat he was talking about and it explained tabby Solie has a loving home and just likes to visit Honiton Tourist Information Centre to get pats and cuddles."He came back half an hour later with Solie in his arms," said Lizzie. "The cat was distraught and escaped into High Street. The cat could have been killed."Not content with scaring the cat, he again refused to listen to our shop manager, Barbara, and became abusive."Lizzie is urging people who see Solie in the car park behind Lace Walk or near the TIC to "give him a pat but don't accuse him of being a stray".


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