Do you recognise cat found clinging to lorry in Suffolk after 70-mile journey?

Do you recognise this cat?
Do you recognise this cat?

A white female cat has been found clinging to the chassis of a lorry which had travelled 70 miles!

A distinctive female cat was found clinging to the bottom of a lorry on Thursday (May 12).

The lorry, carrying ply, left Tilbury docks in Essex before stopping almost 70 miles away to Baylham, Suffolk and then on to J Lawes, a hardware retailer in Cotton, Suffolk.

The cat was rescued by staff at nearby EmZo gift shop. The cat has been nicknamed Dusty by the team due to her grey colour when she was found.

Maddie Wallace from the RSPCA Essex and Havering branch said: “We want to appeal to local people - this lorry started its journey in Essex so the chances are the owner lives near here.

“Dusty is very distinctive with different colour eyes so hopefully someone will be come forward.

“Unfortunately a vet has checked her for a microchip and none was found - this is why making sure your pet is identifiable is so important.”

Staff at EmZo have been looking after her until her owner comes forward.

One staff member who did not want to be named said: “Dusty was sitting on a ledge underneath the lorry - she must have been absolutely terrified.

“I managed to reach in and pull her out, she was so timid, I think she must have a loving owner somewhere as she is so lovely.

“One of her eyes is blue and the other is yellow-y brown, so we hope someone will recognise her.”