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ritain’s oldest cat is finally getting the quiet retirement he deserves, after he was found dumped at a feline rehoming centre.

The owners of pension-aged puss Banjo may not have realised they had a potential record holder living with them when they abandoned him on a pet rescue centre’s doorstep on September 4th. Even workers at RSPCA Southall Cattery in west London had a shock when they discovered their new resident was first microchipped in 1991 at two years old - making him 27 - or 125 in human years. The mysterious moggy’s background is unknown - apart from the fact he’s travelled over 24 miles in his near three decades as his chip states he was first registered in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Michelle Docarmo, Clinic Manager, with Banjo the rescue cat who is believed to be 27 years old, RSPCA Southall, London. See National story NNCAT; Britain's oldest cat is finally getting the quiet retirement he deserves, after he was found dumped at a feline rehoming centre. The owners of pension-aged puss Banjo may not have realised they had a potential record holder living with them when they abandoned him on a pet rescue centre's doorstep on September 4th. Even workers at RSPCA Southall Cattery in west London had a shock when they discovered their new resident was first microchipped in 1991 at two years old - making him 27 - or 125 in human years. The mysterious moggy's background is unknown - apart from the fact he's travelled over 24 miles in his near three decades as his chip states he was first registered in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Michelle Docarmo, Clinic Manager, with Banjo the rescue cat who is believed to be 27 years old, RSPCA Southall, London. See National story NNCAT; Britain's oldest cat is finally getting the quiet retirement he deserves, after he was found dumped at a feline rehoming centre. The owners of pension-aged puss Banjo may not have realised they had a potential record holder living with them when they abandoned him on a pet rescue centre's doorstep on September 4th. Even workers at RSPCA Southall Cattery in west London had a shock when they discovered their new resident was first microchipped in 1991 at two years old - making him 27 - or 125 in human years. The mysterious moggy's background is unknown - apart from the fact he's travelled over 24 miles in his near three decades as his chip states he was first registered in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

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