Wandering moggy found in Worcester Park could have 'cat senility'

Edwin might be senile

Edwin might be senile

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An elderly cat has been found wandering around away from his home and the RSPCA wants to trace his owners.

The black and white moggy, nicknamed Edwin by RSPCA  staff, was found in a garden in the Avenue in Worcester Park on Friday, June 20.

Vets believe Edwin is elderly but is in good health and they think he may be suffering from cat senility that led to him getting lost.

RSPCA inspector Natasha Wells said: "Edwin is such a sweet natured cat and we’re sure he has been and is loved. He likes a cuddle and a bit of fuss, and I have a feeling there’s an owner out there missing him.

"He’s not as young as he once was and has some age-related health problems so could well have lost his way due to being a bit senile, which can happen in older cats.

"Perhaps he went on a wander and forgot his bus pass so couldn’t get back!

"He’s still full of beans and has got a few years left in him though so we would love to reunite him to his owner if we can.

"But we have put posters up and used our usual methods and there is still no clue to where he has come from."

Older cats can suffer senility similar to Alzheimers. Symptoms include the animal becoming confused in unfamiliar surroundings.

If Edwin is your cat or you recognise him, you can call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

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12:07am Thu 17 Jul 14

sybilndoris says...

Thank you so much for writing this article, this is my cat Sampson. He's been missing since the 14th June. I put posters up but after 3 weeks of nothing, our family assumed he had taken himself off somewhere quiet to pass on ( he is 17 years old). I put a post up on Facebook with his photo and fortunately one of my friends recognised his picture and contacted me. I have been in touch with the RSPCA and Sampson is coming home. We are all over joyed. Thank you again for publishing his story.
Thank you so much for writing this article, this is my cat Sampson. He's been missing since the 14th June. I put posters up but after 3 weeks of nothing, our family assumed he had taken himself off somewhere quiet to pass on ( he is 17 years old). I put a post up on Facebook with his photo and fortunately one of my friends recognised his picture and contacted me. I have been in touch with the RSPCA and Sampson is coming home. We are all over joyed. Thank you again for publishing his story. sybilndoris
  • Score: 38

8:38am Thu 17 Jul 14

jswan1 says...

Fantastic, well done Epsom Guardian, thrilled that Sampson will be reunited with his kind owners.
Fantastic, well done Epsom Guardian, thrilled that Sampson will be reunited with his kind owners. jswan1
  • Score: 11

10:01am Thu 17 Jul 14

David7 says...

Get him microchipped!
Get him microchipped! David7
  • Score: 7

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