Isle Rescue seeks new home for pit cat Hattie

A former colliery cat that was found wandering the site of the redundant Hatfield pit, has been rescued and is seeking a new, comfortable home.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 9:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 2:24 pm
Former Hatfield pit cat Hattie

As clearing work began around the head gear at Hatfield pit, that was closed last summer, the black and white cat covered in coal dust and now named Hattie, was discovered and taken off site by the demolition men.

She was finally taken in by big-hearted volunteers at the Isle Pet Rescue in West Stockwith, who care for animals until they are selected for ‘forever’ homes.

Mandy Lythe who runs the Rescue said: “From what I understand, the people at Hatfield colliery had been feeding and looking after her until Friday, when the site was closed and demolition men were on site to shut it down.

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“Nobody who worked there was allowed back on the land, so the demolition men sorted her out. Another Rescue, which I don’t know, rang and asked us to take her in as they were full and were unable to help.”

Hattie is a lovely, friendly and affectionate cat, who is obviously used to being around people, is neutered and has been well-cared for, added Mandy.

She continued: “We don’t know if anyone at the Colliery tried to adopt her before the closure, but it would be lovely if anybody who worked there and knows her story could contact us.

“We would love to find a nice home for her, as she will make a great family pet.”

If anyone is interested in adopting Hattie, or donating towards her care, they can contact Isle Rescue on 01427 728705 or email – [email protected]