Happy ending for Boris the cat

PUBLISHED: 09:40 18 October 2012

Christine Pearce who has given Boris the cat a new home. Photo by David Rowcliffe

Christine Pearce who has given Boris the cat a new home. Photo by David Rowcliffe


A mystery moggy who ended up 200 miles from his home has a new loving owner in Musbury

A mystery moggy who turned up in East Devon – 200 miles away from his Essex home – is finally enjoying the goodlife again with a new owner.

Experts were baffled as to how Boris managed to find his way from his house in Basildon to Upottery.

He weighed just two-and-a-half kilos when he was found, in July, and was covered in fleas. He also had to have 30 ticks remove.

Honiton branch of the Cats Protection League Boris in and during treatment, at the vets, a microchip was discovered showing where he had originally been registered.

But attempts to contact his owners failed as they had moved home, leaving no forwarding address.

Then just as rescuers thought they had found someone to take Boris in he was diagnosed with a heart condition which the new owner felt unable to cope with.

After reading about his on-going troubles Musbury resident Christine Pearce, finally came to the rescue and has given the loving cat a permanent home.

She told The Herald: “I was so upset on the 4th of September when I had to have my cat put to sleep. Then on the 5th I saw Boris in the Midweek Herald looking for a home again because he had been diagnosed with a heart condition at 11 years of age.

“After telephoning Honiton Cats Protection League I went to see Boris on the following Friday and brought him home on the Saturday.

“The Cats Protection League in Honiton and their local vets have restored not only his health but his faith in humans. He weighed only two-and-a-half kilos when he was found you should see him now! He does have a heart condition but takes his tablets and is fine.

“Hopefully Boris and I have helped each other. Thank you Cats Protection League and Midweek Herald!”

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