LONDON, ENGLAND – A young woman is now desperately searching for her pet cat after it escaped from its carrier and ran onto the tracks at a busy London Underground station.
Lucy Duff, who is 27, was returning home to Clapham on Sunday when her ‘beloved’ rescue cat , Lucky, then suddenly just leaped onto the platform at Green Park Tube station.
Terrified by all the noise and crowds, the brown-and-white feline immediately jumped down onto the tracks before running into the tunnel towards Oxford Circus.
Three days later, Lucky remains missing, and her distraught owner has offered a $1,400 reward for anyone who finds the green-eyed cat alive.
In a Gumtree post concerning her missing pet, Lucy writes: “I remain hopeful but I’m desperately upset. She is a white and brown short-haired female cat with green eyes.
“She is also microchipped. She could be anywhere if she made her way up to the platform and out onto the street.”
Lucy, who is an analyst at a data science firm, took Lucky in and fell in love with her seven years ago after discovering her abandoned in Leicester.
Speaking to the Evening Standard , she went on to describe how she was returning home to south London from visiting her mum in Somerset when the cat broke free from her carrier.
She stated: “We had just come off the Piccadilly line at Green Park and were changing platforms onto the Victoria line. She broke free somehow.
“I think she was panicking because of all the people. Everyone was pointing and laughing and saying, ‘there’s a cat on the underground, there’s a cat on the underground’.”
Lucy said that her cat then jumped onto the tracks and ran deep into the tunnel in an apparent bid to hide, before a train screeched into the station.
“I kept my eyes fixated on the spot where I’d seen her go to hide but after the train pulled away again, she didn’t reappear,” she stated.
The devastated owner has returned to the Tube station each and every day since Lucky’s disappearance in the hope of finding her adored pet.
UPDATE – A few days later, Lucky was rescued!