Cat left homeless by closure of Egerton House Hotel

The Bolton News: Pebbles has been at the Egerton House for eight years Pebbles has been at the Egerton House for eight years

MEET Pebbles, the soon-to-be-evicted cat.

The sociable 10-year-old female has been the resident cat at Bolton’s Egerton House Hotel for the last eight years.

But her fate was sealed when the Macdonald group decided to close the hotel, in Blackburn Road, Egerton,with the loss of 25 jobs, on February 1.

Pebbles has been regular sight at the 200-year-old former mansion — a popular venue for weddings and business events — and would curl up and sleep on the sofas.

Now the former hotel owner, Jan Hampton, who introduced Pebbles to Egerton House when she lived there, is appealing for someone to come forward and give Pebbles a new home.

Ms Hampton left the hotel in July, 2012, but has continued supplying Pebbles’ food.

“I cannot have her myself because in the apartment where I now live. I have another cat which is disabled, very timid and terrified of other cats,” she said.

“Pebbles is a lovely cat and it’s heartbreaking to think she will have nowhere to live when the hotel closes.

“She would make a lovely pet for a cat-loving person.”

A spokesman for the Madonald group declined to comment.

Egerton House is a 200-year-old Victorian building with period features and has a barn-type building used for functions, including business events.

Anyone interested in homing Pebbles can contact Ms Hampton by email at janhampton28@gmail.com

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10:17am Tue 28 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick.
I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick. MarkAllRead

10:38am Tue 28 Jan 14

danssoncabaret says...

Why is this news?
Why is this news? danssoncabaret

12:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
Why is this news?
Yeah, it should be meeeews
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: Why is this news?[/p][/quote]Yeah, it should be meeeews MarkAllRead

2:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

MarkAllRead,

According to the Sun Readers

The sack is for immigrants and unemployed people only.
MarkAllRead, According to the Sun Readers The sack is for immigrants and unemployed people only. Jim271

4:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

bwfc58 says...

Sorry Jim271 I thought it said It was for MarkAllRead
Sorry Jim271 I thought it said It was for MarkAllRead bwfc58

5:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Hough64 says...

bwfc58 wrote:
Sorry Jim271 I thought it said It was for MarkAllRead
Wish someone would chuck that horrible THING in a river.
[quote][p][bold]bwfc58[/bold] wrote: Sorry Jim271 I thought it said It was for MarkAllRead[/p][/quote]Wish someone would chuck that horrible THING in a river. Hough64

6:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

I'm not normaly a lover of cats but I would never make comments like the ones above.For once I agree with Houghie, (I'm biting my tongue as I write this agreement).Although I think the story of the cat is not to much of a story I'm thinking if the B.N. would make such a big issue if it was a human being loslng their home.I'm sure Pebbles will find a purrfect home soon.
I'm not normaly a lover of cats but I would never make comments like the ones above.For once I agree with Houghie, (I'm biting my tongue as I write this agreement).Although I think the story of the cat is not to much of a story I'm thinking if the B.N. would make such a big issue if it was a human being loslng their home.I'm sure Pebbles will find a purrfect home soon. boltonnut

8:03pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Coleygiz says...

I've just e-mailed Jan offering Pebbles a forever home. Judging by the comments by MarkAllread it's not surprising that some people prefer cats to humans.
I've just e-mailed Jan offering Pebbles a forever home. Judging by the comments by MarkAllread it's not surprising that some people prefer cats to humans. Coleygiz

8:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

bwfc58 says...

I could not agree anymore with you Coleygiz about why some people prefer cats to humans and as for that MarkAllRead just keep your sick comments to yourself
I could not agree anymore with you Coleygiz about why some people prefer cats to humans and as for that MarkAllRead just keep your sick comments to yourself bwfc58

9:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Markallread proberbly meant it as a joke.

Just like his parents did during his conception.
Markallread proberbly meant it as a joke. Just like his parents did during his conception. Jim271

8:15am Wed 29 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

Blimey, listen to all the haters and Daily Mail readers in here. Lighten up!
Blimey, listen to all the haters and Daily Mail readers in here. Lighten up! MarkAllRead

12:34pm Wed 29 Jan 14

nozza17 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick.
Then put the brick in the sack and let me swing it round your head.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick.[/p][/quote]Then put the brick in the sack and let me swing it round your head. nozza17

1:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

boydell says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick.
You've also got a sick sense of humour, you horrible prat, or is this the only way you can get a reaction in your pathetic life !!
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: I can help - I've got a spare sack and a brick.[/p][/quote]You've also got a sick sense of humour, you horrible prat, or is this the only way you can get a reaction in your pathetic life !! boydell

1:26pm Wed 29 Jan 14

boydell says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
Why is this news?
because out there some people DO care about animals.
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: Why is this news?[/p][/quote]because out there some people DO care about animals. boydell

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