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Owner sought of hitch-hiking cat
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The cat is believed to be between four and eight-years-old
An animal charity in Devon is trying to find the owner of a cat which is thought to have hitched a 200-mile ride from London in the back of a lorry.

The black and white short-haired female cat was discovered when the lorry stopped in Okehampton on 15 January.

The lorry had started its journey in Denmark then stopped at a council refuse area in Southwark, London.

The cat which is in good condition was collected by the RSPCA and taken to North Park Vets, in North Tawton.

RSPCA animal collection officer, Felicity Cross, who collected the cat, said: "This cat has either jumped on the lorry in London or Okehampton but because it was not micro chipped we do not know who it belongs to.

"Hopefully somebody will recognise it though and get it touch so we can reunite them with their pet."

Anyone who recognises the cat, which is between four and eight-years-old is asked to contact the RSPCA.

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