12:00PM, Monday 02 March 2015
A stray cat found wandering around a London Underground station has found a new home on the Isle or Wight.
The friendly black cat, who was found at Acton Town Underground Station, was well known by the staff and used to keep them company on shift.
They kept her fed and watered and it is not known how long she had been living at the station before she was brought to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Priest Hill, Old Windsor.
The cat, named Jubliee by rescue centre staff, lived there for 60 days, more than double the average stay for a cat in Battersea's care, before being spotted by Lisa Blackmoor from Ryde.
Lisa was looking for a cat for her stables so Jubilee swapped the Underground for the cross-Solent ferry to her new home.
Jubilee, now called Ruby, prowls the livery yard at her new home.
Lisa said: “I can’t believe how well she’s settled in with us. She meets me every morning and sits on the stable doors when I come to feed the horses – she follows me everywhere.
"She’s doing a great job of catching mice and is even the boss of my three Jack Russell Terriers, including Fenton, who came from Battersea two years ago.
"She’s just lovely and will have a wonderful life with us.”
Tamara Willis, a rehomer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, said they rehome animals all across the UK and Lisa had 'exactly the type of home' Jubilee needed.
“Jubilee has definitely found a special home with Lisa. It’s not every day a cat is brought to us after being found in the London Underground, so we couldn’t be happier that she’ll have a new start in life," she said.
"I’m sure she’ll have a fantastic time wandering around the stables and keeping an eye on the horses.”
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