Search for owners of ‘Steve’ the cat found on a Margate to London train

Who does Steve belong to?

An RSPCA branch is caring for a cat who had been left on a London-bound train from Margate on Wednesday (May 15)

Steve, as he has been named, was found in his carrier on the train en route from Margate to St Pancras.

Despite an appeal via Twitter by the operators Southeastern no owner has come forward.

Steve was then taken to the RSPCA Kent Ashford, Tenterden and District Branch where he is currently being cared for.

Steve is a neutered male, around five years old and black and white in colour, he was not microchipped. He was found in a white and grey cat carrier.

Ian Jubb, manager of the RSPCA Ashford Garden Cattery, said: “Steve is currently being cared for by our staff and volunteers and seems to be doing well despite his ordeal. It must have been quite daunting for him on a noisy train with lots of people coming and going. He’s a really friendly cat and has been checked over by our vet.

St Pancras Station Manager Steve Butcher with his namesake

“How he came to be left on a train is a mystery, and as yet we are not aware of anyone coming forward to claim him.

“If an owner is not located then we will look to find Steve a new home in due course.”

Paul Prentice, a spokesman for Southeastern, said: “We’re delighted that ‘Steve’ is now in the care of the RSPCA at Ashford after being found at St Pancras International on an incoming highspeed train on Wednesday morning. All of our colleagues at St Pancras made sure he was well fed and looked after at the station and our Station Manager, Steve Butcher, ensured that he was taken care of. Everyone at Southeastern hopes that Steve is returned to his owner or finds a new home soon, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Anyone who may know who owns Steve is urged to contact the branch on 01233 646855.