Cat thrown from car in Fenland town leads inspector to kittens

Dumped moggie made RSPCA inspector follow her

A cat thrown from a car in a Fenland town led an RSPCA inspector to her kittens which she had hidden in a barn.

The clever cat literally led the way calling out so that the inspector could also rescue the four young kittens.

RSPCA inspector Jon Knight had been called after the cat was thrown from a moving car in March last month.

A member of the public saw what happened, started feeding the cat, and after two weeks of trying, managed to confine her in a greenhouse in Upwell Road, and called the RSPCA.

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The cat was taken to a vet for treatment; she was thin and had a grazed face from being thrown from the car, she was also treated for fleas and worms and given a good feed.

She had to be returned to the location as it was clear that she had only recently had kittens and would need to get back to them.

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When Jolie, as she was been named, was returned she immediately began calling.

At first inspector Knight believed she was calling out to her kittens , but it soon became clear that she was meowing at him.

As soon he began to follow her, she meowed all the time and led him across country straight to her kittens.

Mr Knight said: 'When she started to get really vocal at first I thought she was calling to the kittens, but then it became clear that she was actually calling to me.

'I began to follow her and she took me through the rear garden, across a ploughed field and into a farm yard. All the time she was calling me and waiting for me to follow. She then took me into an old farm machinery barn and led me to behind a stack of old wood and there were her four kittens.

'She was a huge distance away from the garden she had first been found in, and was clearly doing all she could to lead me to her kittens.'

The family were taken back to the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, near Wimblington, where they will stay until they are all fit, healthy and old enough to be rehomed.

'In my 15 years as an inspector I have never had this happen before and I was quite shocked by it all. But this little cat knew exactly what she wanted to do, and she made sure that I followed her and brought her kittens to safety.'

Laura Prince, cattery supervisor at Block Fen animal centre, said: 'The kittens, two boys and two girls, are very healthy and fat! So they have been well looked after by Jolie.

'She is a lovely friendly cat and only very young herself. You can tell how pleased she is to have a nice warm home and lots of food on tap.'

The RSPCA is appealing for information about the dark coloured car which Jolie was thrown from. Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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