'Missing, presumed dead' miracle of Wigan Athletic rescue moggie!

The cat rescued by Wigan Athletic defender Jason Kerr at Hillsborough on Tuesday night had been feared dead after being missing - for almost EIGHT MONTHS.
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Footage of the naughty tortie - whose name is Topsey - went viral after she interrupted the closing stages of Latics' 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

The sight of Kerr lovingly picking her up and taking her off the field before handing her to a member of staff pitchside - even offering a wave as he walked away - was a welcome antidote to the sickening story surrounding West Ham's Kurt Zouma which surfaced hours earlier.

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Incredibly, the tail, sorry tale, doesn't end there, with a local woman recognising the now-famous feline - who she'd last seen during a trip to a cattery two and a half miles from Hillsborough, and thought she'd never see again.

Topsey, the naughty tortie who befriended Jason Kerr at HillsboroughTopsey, the naughty tortie who befriended Jason Kerr at Hillsborough
Topsey, the naughty tortie who befriended Jason Kerr at Hillsborough

Alison Jubb told BBC Sport: "She went missing last June. We were going away and I was taking her to a cattery and she escaped out of the cat box and we never heard anything again.

"My daughter-in-law rang me last night as they were watching the match and said there was a cat on the football pitch. I sort of laughed it off."

Alison then received a call from Spire Vets after scanning Topsey's microchip.

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"That was the first time I realised it really was her," she said.

The Owls tweeted on Wednesday morning: "Last night's pitch invader was taken to the vets and, after an examination, was treated for a head injury and bite to the neck.

"The cat has received pain relief, antibiotics and she is now eating food."

Alison added: "She's got some bites on her neck, it looks like something like a dog may have grabbed her and shook her, so they need to do an X-ray.

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"She's a bit scared. Until they've done that, we don't know [if she'll make it]."

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