Search

Abandoned cat rescued by barking dog

PUBLISHED: 06:45 19 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:48 19 April 2016

Maisie, left, came to Lily's rescue

Maisie, left, came to Lily's rescue

Archant

A heroic dog came barking to the rescue of an abandoned cat she found hidden in a pet-carrier in park bushes.

The note found with Lily the cat who was saved by the persistent barking of Maisie the dog then taken to Mayhew Animals Home The note found with Lily the cat who was saved by the persistent barking of Maisie the dog then taken to Mayhew Animals Home

Maisie, a two-year-old English Cocker Spaniel, had been on a morning dog walk in Wormwood Scrubs when she discovered the female cat dumped in her carrier with a note left on the top.

Maisie’s persistent barking alerted her owner Pam Armstrong, who took the cat to the Mayhew Animal Home, in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, where she has made a full recovery.

Ms Armstrong said: “Usually Maisie barks when she wants a stick, so I got one for her but she just ignored it and carried on staring at the bushes and would not move - that was when I thought she must have found something.”

On investigation she discovered the carrier hidden away in the foliage with the poor, frightened cat shut inside.

Lily is in the care of The Mayhew Lily is in the care of The Mayhew

The note attached read: “My name is Lily, I am five years old. I need a home, as I am now homeless. Please take care of me.”

Ms Armstrong added: “I felt shocked and tearful. Being an owner of two cats myself, I couldn’t believe that somebody could do that, and thought that her previous owner must have been in a desperate situation.”

Despite not having access to food or water, Lily appeared to be in good health, albeit very frightened when vets at the animal charity gave her a clean bill of health at the animal home.

They discovered that Lily had been micro-chipped, revealing that she was in fact 11-years-old but unfortunately the chip had the wrong contact details.

Alisa Ford, animal welfare officer at Mayhew, said: “We’re so glad that Maisie found Lily quickly, as it’s worrying to think what would have happened to her otherwise.

“At the Mayhew we help hundreds of people in crisis situations every year, and we wish whoever owned Lily had come to us or another cat shelter instead of abandoning her in the park. We encourage people having problems looking after their pet to get in contact so we can see what we can do to help.”

Lily recovered well and was soon adopted by new owners – but this purr-fect ending would not have been possible without her unlikely canine rescuer.

For more details of the animal home visit themayhew.org or call 020 8962 8000.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

It was a victorious evening for campaigners in Harlesden as plans to build a block of flats on a tiny strip of land got rejected by planning chiefs.

Yesterday, 17:26

Keeping young people safe is the idea behind a fundraising campaign to keep a community hub in Queen’s Park open seven days a week.

Yesterday, 16:43

Aspiring actors and film lovers are invited to question TV star Samuel West at a question and answer session in Kensal Rise.

Yesterday, 16:04

A murder suspect who stabbed a record label boss to death with a Swiss army knife told a court it was “pure chance” he pulled out a blade and not a corkscrew.

Yesterday, 11:10

Two friends put their baking skills together to raise more than £300 for a cancer charity.

Yesterday, 10:11

A community library in Kensal Rise has received a £75,000 boost which is bringing it closer to opening after seven years of campaigning.

Yesterday, 08:37

Objectors have until the end of today to make their voices heard against a proposed development to create a freight ‘super hub’ in Cricklewood.

Yesterday, 06:58

A community hub has opened in Kingsbury where people can eat, knit or simply hang out and chat.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now