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Appeal for owner of Hornchurch alley cat

PUBLISHED: 12:43 07 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:47 07 June 2012

Flame had been living in an alley for weeks when he was found.

Flame had been living in an alley for weeks when he was found.

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Hornchurch Cats’ Protection League is searching for the owner of a beautiful white cat found living in an alley.

Charity workers feared the cat was at risk of skin cancer after being exposed to the sunshine and took him in on Sunday May 27.

The cat, nicknamed Flame, was found sleeping at the base of a tree in an alley off Cheviot Road, Hornchurch.

Nearby residents had been feeding him for three weeks but alerted the Cats’ Protection League when they saw him getting thinner.

Flame was also found with dirt and brambles in his fur and scratches on his face.

Charity worker Alison Gambles said: “He could have been an indoor cat and escaped or maybe he had an elderly owner who died.

“He will only eat if I sit with him and he’s so gentle. He taps my leg for attention and loves being stroked.

“He’s just a smashing cat. I hope the owner comes forward.”

Flame has long white fur and yellow eyes. He was wearing a collar.

The cat will be looked after at the Cats’ Protection League in Hornchurch for a month, but if an owner has not come forward by then he will be re-homed.

Anyone with any information can call 01708 755211.

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