A NEW home is sought for a good-natured cat who survived being trapped in a house for a week after its owner died.
Homeless cat ‘Alice’ was the only companion of an elderly woman who was found dead in her Chester home six weeks ago.
The pensioner’s body lay undiscovered for a week.
Alison Stuart, at Five Oaks Kennels in Capenhurst Lane, Capenhurst, said she was called upon by the police who were desperate to find a loving home for the cat.
She said: “We’ve had the cat a few weeks because we wanted to see if any family would come forward but they haven’t.”
The police found a grisly scene when they arrived at the owner’s house – and were surprised to find the cat, believed to be about seven years old, was fit and well.
Ms Stuart added: “Apparently all the vases in the house were on the floor – I wondered whether the cat was trying to get water because it was desperate.
“We’d keep her but our black-and-white cat will not let another cat in!
“It’s a lovely big fat cat. She needs a home. She’s too nice to be in here for months. She’s a beautiful cat.
“We call her the police cat – mum calls her Alice.
“She’s quite healthy.”
Ms Stuart thinks an older family would be best suited to the cat.
She added: “Because she’s been with an elderly lady she’s probably better not with children because she won’t be used to them.
“She goes on her back for a belly rub and rolls around the floor She’s got a wonderful nature.
“She just wants you to fuss her and brush her. She’s quite lazy! She’s not one that’s going to run away.”
If you are interested in giving the cat a home, call Alison Stuart at Five Oaks Kennels on 01244 880 910.