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Pilgrims Hatch war hero's pet cat in need of a new home

By Brentwood Gazette  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

companion: George Adey had Sam since she was a kitten

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THE pet cat of the late George Adey – Pilgrims Hatch radio presenter, musician and war hero – is in desperate need of a new home.

As reported in the Gazette on February 13, Mr Adey died on February 6 at the age of 94.

Having taken care of his cat Sam since his death, neighbours Amanda Rounce and Simon Abery are now appealing for a Good Samaritan to come forward and give the animal a permanent home.

Miss Rounce, who has been going to the late Mr Adey's house in Hatch Road twice a day to feed Sam, said: "I've lived next door to George for about two years and my partner Simon has for five years.

"Sam is a quiet cat of about 20 years of age so she is very old.

"She lives a simple life sleeping on George's old bed.

"I think she misses him, because when we first went to see her she seemed to be looking for him.

"We would have loved to have kept Sam but we have two cats and our male cat would not accept her.

"We don't want to give her away to the authorities in case they put her down and although she's old, she's still quite lively."

The 31-year-old recruitment manager added: "She loved to sit by the fire with George – she's a sweet cat.

"He had her since she was a kitten and got her when his wife was still alive – when she died Sam was his company.

"It's hard leaving Sam by herself and she won't be able to stay where she is as the house will get sold.

"She likes company and would probably be happiest living in a peaceful household with an elderly person or couple."

Miss Rounce's partner, Simon Abery, a 31-year-old police officer, added: "Sam is a very chilled out cat who's not going to be running around the place like a mad thing."

Sam is a small short-haired black cat and is litter trained and happy living indoors.

If you could offer Sam a safe, secure home, call Miss Rounce on 07771 958813.

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