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Walsoken family's delight at finding Baby after two months living in grounds of Wisbech Castle




Baby the black and white cat is back home in the warm more than two months after he disappeared.

Donna, Craig, Isabelle, Chantelle and Jacob are delighted to have Baby home. Photo: Steve Tierney.
Donna, Craig, Isabelle, Chantelle and Jacob are delighted to have Baby home. Photo: Steve Tierney.

He was reunited with his delighted family on Thursday afternoon when they went to collect him from the grounds of Wisbech Castle, where he had taken up residence in the bushes.

Donna O'Driscoll, her partner Craig Jones and three children: Isabelle, eight, Chantelle, six and three-yaer-old Jacob, had been frantically searching for Baby since he went missing in early December.

Donna created posters to help find missing cat Baby. (7061115)
Donna created posters to help find missing cat Baby. (7061115)

They created posters and put out appeals on social media in the hope someone had spotted him as well as recruiting Wisbech Cat Welfare's help.

Donna said: "We were beginning to give up hope. Every day the children would ask is Baby coming home, and I just didn't know what to tell them.

"When the weather turned icy I put another appeal out saying I hated to think of him out in the cold and snow and that really seemed to make people think and the post got shared.

"We then had a call from David Topgood, who volunteers at Wisbech Castle, to say there was a cat matching his description living in the bushes. He and the other volunteers had been feeding him, but he was very nervous.

"We couldn't believe it was him. We still don't know how he managed to get all the way from our home in Council Road, Walsoken to the Castle.

"When we went to pick him up he was quite nervous, but we managed to get him in the cage which was lent to us by a lady called Nadine, who is also missing her cat.

"We can't thank David and the people at the Castle enough. I think he was quite sad to see Baby go."

Posting about the reunion on Facebook Steve Tierney, who leads the Wisbech Castle Working Party, said: "It just goes to show - even after weeks and weeks sometimes things just all work out in the end.

"Today, one very happy family was reunited with their missing cat."



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