UPDATE: River rescue cat reunited with owner

Pupsik the cat has been reunited with his owner. Photos courtesy of Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery.
Pupsik the cat has been reunited with his owner. Photos courtesy of Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery.

The cat rescued by firefighters from the River Haven in Boston has been reunited with his family.

Relieved owner Danuta Luksiene was traced after her daughter Karina saw our story shared on Facebook.

Fire crews use their hydraulic platform to approach the cat.

Fire crews use their hydraulic platform to approach the cat.

She was reunited with the cat - real name ‘Pupsik’ last night.

Karina said: “Pupsik is from Russian language and means ‘like a baby’.”

The family thanked the fire service, Pilgrim Vets and the Standard for their help.

Wednesday, 1.19pm: Efforts are now being made to trace the owner of a cat rescued from the River Haven in Boston.

Can help to reunite this cat rescued in Boston with its owners?

Can help to reunite this cat rescued in Boston with its owners?

The young tabby was plucked from a perilous pipe cover below Town Bridge by firefighters shortly after 5pm yesterday.

He is now at Pilgrim Vets in Boston - where he has received treatment to a minor injury.

A spokesman for the veterinary surgery told The Standard: “He’s fine, he was just very wet and hungry and had a slightly injured toe which he has been treated for. He is a neutered male and we would really like to reunite him with his owners. If he belongs to you or you may know who he belongs to please contact the practice.”

The cat is not micro-chipped but is wearing a plastic flea collar with a distinctive fish charm hanging off it.

He will stay at the vets for seven days but if no owner comes forward he will go to a rescue centre for rehoming.

Boston police, who assisted fire crews with the rescue, are also looking to trace the owner.

You can contact Boston Police by dialling 101 quoting incident number 232 of September 8.