A CAT with a microchip implanted at a Sheffield vets has been found sheltering over 80-miles-away in a Neston shed.

Minnie, a five-year-old neutered female tabby, was found living in the Liverpool Road shed by the mother of Cat’s Protection volunteer Jenny Trimble.

After being taken to Littlecroft Vets in Little Sutton she was found to be suffering an injury potentially caused by a hot car engine.

Cats Protection staff have since found that Minnie has an unregistered microchip which was implanted at Highfield Vets in Sheffield.

Now the search is on to find the “friendly” cat’s owner(s) and discover more about her Trans-Pennine journey.

Cats Protection South Wirral branch co-ordinator, Jean Keogh, said: “The branch has been playing detective and found that Minnie’s chip was implanted in Highfield, Sheffield.

“The Sheffield vet went round to the owner’s address close by but they weren’t in, so she left a note through the door. Sadly no-one has been in touch.

“The branch has rung all the people with the same surname as the owner in Neston and we have put up posters but no joy.

“Because the vet who examined her thinks Minnie’s injuries could have been caused by a hot car engine we aren’t sure if her owners still live in Sheffield and she accidentally hitched a ride on a van or if her owners now live in Wirral.

“She is a very friendly cat and we would love to find her owner.”

Anyone with information should ring 0151 355 9813 and leave their details and number after the answer phone message that greets them.