Black cat make Barnoldswick's inland beach its home

Councillor David Whipp, a Barnoldswick Beach volunteer, takes a 'selfie' of himself with a black cat that has made the beach its home this month

Councillor David Whipp, a Barnoldswick Beach volunteer, takes a 'selfie' of himself with a black cat that has made the beach its home this month

First published in Dales Life by , Reporter

AN appeal has been made to find the owner of a black cat found living on a 'beach' in Barnoldswick town centre. The black moggy has made Barnoldswick Beach its home since the popular visitor attraction opened earlier this month. As the owner has yet to come forward, there are fears it has been abandoned. Councillor David Whipp, a Barnoldswick beach volunteer, said: “The sands of time are running out for town square beach cat. The beach ends on August 30 and this friendly moggy will be without a home. It’s very affectionate and not your regular beach bum. It’s quite a fearless feline with an interest in large dogs. You can tell it’s a Barlicker, as it walks in the middle of the road like the rest of us. It would be great to find its original home or rehome it with a good family. At the moment, it’s sleeping in our beach marquee.” Joanne Geldard, clerk to Barnoldswick Town Council, said: “I first noticed the cat right before we put the beach in place. It’s really unusual to see a cat in a town centre and so it stood out to me as being unusual. Since then, people have reported seeing it sleeping on the beach and the local shops have been feeding it throughout the day.” Anyone who recognises the cat can call in at the beach or phone 01282 666777.

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