AN ABANDONED kitten has been given a purr-fect new home after being discovered by Evesham police officers.
PC Dave Olczak and PC Andy Russell from Evesham patrol responded to a suspected break in at a garden nursery in South Littleton and expected to find finger prints rather than paw prints.
The officers arrived at the abandoned empty greenhouses which had nothing of value for any potential thieves to find no one at the site.
Acting on information the group had possibly entered a derelict house on the site next to the nurseries, PC Olczak and PC Russell investigated further.
“It was a detached house with all the windows smashed and it looked as though it hadn’t been lived in for a few years,” said PC Olczak.
“Andy and I had a look around and there was a water pipe in the ground which had been damaged and the water was gushing about a metre into the air.
“We both jumped when we spotted the little kitten,” he added.
The officers decided to take it to the station to try and find a number for a local RSPCA or Cat Protection officer.
“She was getting a lot of fuss in the station and meowing lots. A lot of people fell in love with her,” PC Olczak added.
The caring officers then paws-ed for thought and decided to use the power of Facebook to find the little black and white kitten a new home.
After posting a picture of the kitten along with the story of her rescue online, Tom and Leanne Lozynsky came forward to adopt the kitten.
Now named ‘Constable David Catsby’, the kitten has been checked over at the vets who found she was just three weeks old and appeared to be a stray.
Catsby’s new owners stayed up with her all night on the first night before she was eventually purr-suaded to take some milk formula and is now ‘feline’ much better.