Stowaway cat reunited with owners

Lucy the stowaway cat was reunited with her owners after a road trip that took her on a whistle-stop tour of West Norfolk.The mini explorer, who was eventually found squealing near the axle of a carpet lorry in Dersingham, is from a family of feline adventurers - brother Homer once took the bus to King's Lynn.

Lucy the stowaway cat was reunited with her owners after a road trip that took her on a whistle-stop tour of West Norfolk.

The mini explorer, who was eventually found squealing near the axle of a carpet lorry in Dersingham, is from a family of feline adventurers - brother Homer once took the bus to King's Lynn.

Lucy was reunited with owner Rob Petto, from Great Massingham, who said Lucy was fine after her journey and unfazed by the week's events.

Mr Petto, 23, said Lucy's travels began when she saw an opportunity for a ride in the back of a delivery van near her house early on Wednesday morning last week.


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'A delivery driver stopped to unload his cargo and left the doors open. Lucy got into the van and then got out at the next stop on Norfolk Street in King's Lynn,' he said.

'She had been in the back and must have been quite scared, she jumped out and scarpered.'

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Mr Petto and his father Alan, who also looks after Lucy, spent hours looking for their pet in King's Lynn but she had already hitched a ride to Dersingham, where she was found later on in the morning.

'She does like to get into cars but this is the first time she has taken a long journey, although her brother Homer once jumped on the bus to King's Lynn.'

It was originally thought the stowaway had boarded the carpet lorry in Mildenhall and clung on for more than 42 miles.

The short-haired tabby, who is nearly three, was found by staff at Supreme Carpets in Dersingham who heard her cries as the lorry reversed to make a delivery.

They called the RSPCA who lured Lucy out of a space near the lorry's air brake and axle with biscuits.

Mr Petto said Lucy would rather be out and about exploring than sitting on your lap but had stayed in a bit more because of the cold weather.

'She is absolutely fine now, she's not changed at all and was totally uninjured,' he said.

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