Home / EPL / Anfield Cat Update: Shanks Escapes From Foster Home…Seen Pawing a Lift to Wembley on M6…


It seems that frisky feline who made an appearance for the Reds a few weeks ago is on the loose again as he has slipped the drag net and escaped his foster home. The resourceful moggy managed to get through a sealed cat flap at his foster home in Crosby over the weekend and has not been seen since. According to Freshfields Animal Rescue: “The friendly and laid back cat affectionately known as ‘Shanks’ had clearly had enough of the limelight and was overcome by the need to feel pavement beneath his paws once again. We believe it likely that Shanks homing instincts will head him in the direction of Anfield and we would urge residents in the area to keep an eye out for him around his old stomping ground. Shankly still needs to be neutered and because of the sores and bites on his neck he hasn’t been micro chipped as yet. Ideally both these things still need to happen.”

While he was in the care of an experienced foster home at the time of his escape, Shankly is still under the jurisdiction of Freshfields Shelter, and they’ve requested to be kept informed of any genuine sightings.

Freshfields also stated: “At the same time we would also urge the public to not get carried away and assume that every other cat they spot is Shankly. There are many Tabby & White cats out there who are NOT Shanks and hopefully most will be a part of a happy and loving family and should not be interfered with!”

Either way, it seems loveable rascal Stan Collymore has spotted Anfield Cat on the M6 flagging down a lift to Wembley where he is expected to make an on pitch appearance for England’s friendly. Collymore tweeted: “Just saw Anfield Cat on the M6.Pawing a lift to Wembley. *waves”

We here at soccerprose.com wish Anfield cat all the best, and hope he returns to his shelter and finds adopted home soon.

Anyone who has spotted Anfield Cat should contact: cattery@freshfieldsrescue.org.uk with any details.

Posted by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com


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