Train operator Southeastern has put out an appeal to find a much loved cat which has long been adopted by staff at its Gillingham depot in Kent.
Staff raised the alarm on Thursday afternoon after noticing that ‘Tripod’, so-named because he only has three legs, hadn’t been seen for two days.
Nathan Dove, Production Delivery Engineer at Southeastern’s Gillingham train depot said:
“It’s really unlike Tripod not to make his presence known around the depot. We’ve checked all the usual places, including our yard, outbuildings and surrounding roads, but unfortunately have had no luck yet.
“He sometimes strays on to the train with the cleaning staff, and we’re wondering if he’s got on the train unnoticed and it has left the yard with him on board.”
Southeastern staff have been urged to keep an eye out for the errant ginger tom, who wears a reflective yellow collar and is missing a hind leg. Staff are also urging passengers and local vets to alert them in case he’s been found somewhere or has had an accident.