A much-loved pet has found a new family to live with, after finding itself locked out of its home when its elderly owner died.
Ada the eight-year-old tabby was seen sitting on the window ledge of her home in Paddington for several days after she was shut-out following her owner’s death.
The executors dealing with the owner’s death had boarded up the cat flap, leaving neighbours worried about the welfare of the pet .
But after it was rescued by The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green , Ada has now found a new loving owner and family to care for her.
The cat had been seen sitting on the ledge by neighbours in Paddington, who went to investigate and found the cat flap shut.
The charity’s animal welfare officer Alisa Ford, said: “We found poor Ada pacing up and down outside her home, unable to get in – it was heart-breaking to see.
"We believe that she was in the front garden for a week before we were alerted to her being locked outside.
“She is such an affectionate cat, we can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been for her to be left alone so long.
"That’s why it so important for pet owners to make arrangements for their animal, otherwise they could end up in a similar situation to Ada.
“At The Mayhew we help hundreds of people in crisis situations every year, and we wish whoever had boarded up the cat flap had alerted us or another cat shelter.
"We are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is, we absolutely do not judge.”
Charity officers collected the cat, and apart from matted fur, dirty ears and in need of a dental check, she was in a good condition.
Ada’s new owner, Heidi Thomas, said: “Me, my husband and daughter visited The Mayhew twice and fell in love with Ada.
"She is now starting to hop onto laps for a stroke and a cuddle and gives us head bumps all the time.
“Ada loves sleeping and has various places throughout the home that she dozes in. She loves looking out of the window watching birds and people pass by.”
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