THIS mog obviously has a good sense of direction, after hitching a ride from Hounslow to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Olive was heavily pregnant when she stowed away on board an empty coach at Hounslow, headed towards Vauxhall, last month.
When driver Graham Denning spotted a pair of bright green eyes in his rear view mirror he initially thought he was losing his mind. But after seeing a tortoiseshell tail shoot down the aisle he realised the nature of his unexpected passenger and made a short detour to the animal rescue centre.
Persuading the timid tabby to leave its mobile home didn't prove easy for the charity's workers, who had to unscrew the dashboard she was hiding behind to retrieve her.
Within hours of arriving at her new home, the stray cat surprised staff by giving birth to four kittens, two of which sadly did not survive.
Battersea's head of intake Liz McWalter said: "We're so pleased her journey ended at Battersea so we could give her the care she needed. Unfortunately, she was not microchipped so her owner could not be traced. Olive is not the only animal to give birth at the home. So far this year, over 40 cats have been born at the charity's three centres."
The charity is now looking for people to give Olive and her two kittens, along with some of the 2,500 cats it takes in every year, a loving home.
It also needs more people living within an hour of London to become foster carers, looking after its animals until a permanent home can be found.
Tim Miles, Westbus Coach Services general manager, said: "Our luxury coaches have carried many passengers over the years, from football players to film stars, but I think this is a first time we have had a cat decide to travel with us."