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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 April, 2004, 12:27 GMT 13:27 UK
Owner sought for stowaway kitten
Kitten
Animal welfare workers have nicknamed the kitten Morag
A hunt is under way for the owner of a stowaway kitten who sneaked into a lorry in Falkirk for a nap, only to wake up 400 miles away in Wales.

The lorry driver discovered the fluffy wanderer as he was unloading his cargo at Alcan Steel in Newport.

The firm contacted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who in turn called the Scottish SPCA for help.

The charity hopes to help the four-month-old adventurer return home.

Doreen Graham, SSPCA spokeswoman, said: "The driver had heard a very faint mewing in the back on the trailer and when he looked he discovered the kitten.

"She is being looked after at Hartridge Farm care centre in Wales and is in very good shape.

"Cats are heat-seeking creatures and if they find somewhere nice and warm, they'll stop for a sleep.

"She probably crawled in thinking it was a good place for a nap - not realising it was mobile - and she's ended up going off on a big adventure."

Doreen added: "Someone must be missing her because she has been so well looked after and we would like to get her back to home as soon as we can."

Animal welfare workers in Wales have nicknamed the kitten Morag because of her Scottish roots and have even kitted her out with a tartan collar.


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