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London Underground cat finds new home

Jubilee has now found a home on the Isle of Wight Photo: Battersea Dogs Home

A meandering cat has found a permanent home after being discovered in a London Underground station.

The feline, named Jubilee by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home staff, was found as a stray wandering a west London tube station before being brought to the charity's Old Windsor centre in Berkshire.

Jubilee was well known among London Underground staff and kept them company during their shifts in Acton Town, with one staff member saying: "It became a conversation topic with staff, and the cat became a little bit rounder because we all fed and watered her so well."

Jubilee waited almost 60 days for a home before being spotted by Lisa Blackmoor from Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

That meant a change of transport for Jubilee as she swapped her beloved London Underground for the cross-Solent ferry.

She travelled more than 80 miles to her new home where she now prowls a livery yard.

Lisa, who has changed Jubilee's name to Ruby, said: "I can't believe how well she's settled in with us.

She meets me every morning and sits on the stable doors when I come to feed the horses - she follows me everywhere.

"She's doing a great job of catching mice and is even the boss of my three Jack Russell terriers, including Fenton who came from Battersea two years ago.

She's just lovely and will have a wonderful life with us."

Tamara Willis, rehomer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, added: "Jubilee has definitely found a special home with Lisa.

"It's not every day a cat is brought to us after being found in the London Underground, so we couldn't be happier that she'll have a new start in life.

"We rehome animals all across the UK and Lisa had exactly the type of home Jubilee needed - it was the perfect fit.

"I'm sure she'll have a fantastic time wandering around the stables and keeping an eye on the horses."