A cat found abandoned in Greater Manchester alongside a heartbreaking apology note from her owner has now found a new home.
One-year-old Lilo was found abandoned by RSPCA Manchester & Salford in what was said to be a “very frightened and timid” state after her former owners could no longer providing a suitable home for her – but now, after spending some time with a loving foster carer over the past couple of months, she is ready to start a new life in her forever home.
A heartbreaking note from Lilo’s former owner explaining why they could no longer look after the tortoiseshell and white cat was found by RSPCA officers alongside her.
In the handwritten note, Lilo’s former owners explained that they “loved her very much but can’t keep her anymore” and hoped that by putting her in the care of the RSPCA, the cat could find a new home with “someone that would love [her] more”.
The note also gave instructions to help future owners give Lilo all the love and care she needs.
“My name is Lilo and I am one,” the note begins.
“My mummy is sorry and she loves me very much, but she can’t keep me anymore. I love treats and soft blankets to make biscuits on. I am an indoor cat too. I love to play and am very independent but I do love a snuggle and to sleep on the end of the bed at night.
“I’m a good girl and my mummy hopes someone will love me more. Please take care of me.”
The RSPCA explained that Lilo was a “very frightened and timid cat” when they found her, but thanks to the details provided by her former owner on how best to care for her, they were able to place the young feline in a foster home that “replicated her original home”.
It apparently didn’t take Lilo long to “settle and forge a strong relationship” with her foster carers, which made it easy for RSPCA officers to introduce her to new people.
“Lilo soon settled and forged a strong relationship with her foster mum,” the RSPCA explained, “and this enabled us to introduce her to new people and find her the purrfect match of an adopter for her.”
“Today we are taking Lilo to her new, furever home to a very excited adopter.
“We want to say a special thank you to her foster mom (she’s American) and her adopted mum, for without them both, we could not have made this happen,” the RSPCA concluded in its now-viral post to Facebook.
The RSPCA’s social media post sharing Lilo’s success story has amassed hundreds of warm responses and comments from local people – who described the note as “heartbreaking” but said they were glad the story “had a happy ending”.
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Wayne Rooney confirms he has had offers to take part in a boxing match
England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he has indeed had talks and been offered the possibility of taking part in a boxing match at some point in the future.
While most people know him as one of the greatest British footballers of all time, some might also be aware that Rooney was indeed a bit of a boxer in his younger days and even fought at his local amateur club to a decent little pedigree — that’s according to Eddie Hearn, at least.
The Matchroom Sports promoter got rumours that Wazza might get in the ring circulating after his own appearance on Gary Neville’s Stick to Football, claiming that he’d had calls from the retired footballer himself trying to set something up and now the retired striker seems to have confirmed it.
Speaking with the panel of ex-pro pundits on The Overlap’s latest show, the 38-year-old was quizzed by Neville and his Monday Night Football co-host, Jamie Carragher as to whether there was any truth in it — to which he simply teased, “You never know”.
Wayne Rooney hasn't ruled out stepping into the boxing ring in the future ❌
Wayne Rooney confirms he has received offers for an exhibition boxing match.
Going on to explain the genuine discussions that have already taken place, Rooney said, “They’ve been in touch and have asked the question but at the minute I’m just focusing on getting back into management”.
When asked if it was an exhibition for charity or part of something else, he then went on to reveal that it isn’t just a case of one offer but multiple, in fact.
“There’s been a few and obviously that Misfits [Boxing] have been in [touch] and all of the news”, said United’s all-time leading goalscorer, but once again reiterated that his main focus is simply getting back on the touchline. Can’t lie, doesn’t really matter who he was fighting, we’d pay to see it.
Come on, we could hardly write this whole thing without mentioning that clip:
The Premier League icon insisted that he still loves boxing like his dad before him and that his “grandad still runs the gym in Crocky [Croxteth, Liverpool]” but making a prompt comeback as a manager is the first priority after being let go by Birmingham after just 83 days in charge.
As for who he’d faced up against, the likes of Logan and Jake Paul have both been banded about and given Misfits in the influencer and YouTube world — having been co-founded by KSI — who knows? All we know is that Wazza was a warrior on the pitch and we’re sure he’d be similar on the canvas.
You can watch Wayne Rooney’s full interview on Stick to Football down below:
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People with an extremely rare birthday can get free pints in Manchester next week
People who are unfortunate – or this case, fortunate – enough to have the rarest birthday of them all can grab a free pint in Manchester next week.
You guessed it – Leap Day babies, this one’s for you.
It’s estimated that only around 4.1 million people worldwide were born on 29 February – which, of course, is also known as a Leap Day birthday – and if you just so happen to be one of those people here in Manchester, then you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Society next week to celebrate.
That’s because the popular street food hall and social hub in the heart of the city centre is commemorating the special day that only comes around every four years by giving away free pints next Thursday.
The catch, however, is that you have to have been born on 29 February to claim the freebie.
People with an extremely rare birthday can get free pints in Manchester next week / Credit: Society MCR
Society is known for having one of the city’s biggest craft beer collections, and will be handing out glasses of its house Vocation Pure Pilsner to all Leap Day babies who’ve missed out on years of birthday benefits.
So-called ‘leapers’ wanting to claim their complimentary cold one must be able to verify their birthday with a valid ID at the Society bar.
The deal will run all day from the moment Society opens until it closes… but, for one day only.
‘Leap Day’ babies need to head on down to Society to claim their complementary cold one / Credit: Vocation Manchester
If you’re the type to want to mark your birthday in a more lowkey way, then Society is an ideal place to head on down to.
Its relaxed dining and drinking set-up – with the ability to order food from five independent kitchens, and pick a pint from one of Vocation Brewery‘s 36 ever-changing tap beers from the comfort of your own table – makes it a great destination to celebrate your special day with groups either big or small.