‘Train kitten’ on track for full recovery and a good life with new Carramar family

TC after being rescued.
TC is settling in well with Stuart Brown's family, including dog Parker.
TC is settling in well with Stuart Brown's family, including dog Parker.
TC after being rescued. TC is settling in well with Stuart Brown's family, including dog Parker. TC is settling in well with Stuart Brown's family, including dog Parker.

A KITTEN rescued from train tracks in Joondalup is making the most of his new life with a Carramar family.

The eight-week-old feline named TC, after the train control team that spotted him and also meaning ‘Top Cat’, has been adopted by Public Transport Authority signal engineer Stuart Brown.

Mr Brown collected the kitten from railway tracks near Joondalup station in early August after he was spotted by train drivers, with about 12 trains estimated to have passed over him.

“He was a bit cold and he was shaken, I didn’t expect him to still be there,” he said.

He took him to the vet where he was treated for injuries to his ear and paw, and as he was not microchipped Mr Brown decided to take him in.

“We’ve already got a cat and a dog so thought another one wouldn’t hurt,” he said.

TC’s bandages and stitches were recently removed and Mr Brown said he was settling in well with his four children.

“He’s getting used to running with (an injured paw), he’s running around,” he said.

“He’s had a hard start in life and he’s much loved in our family.”

Having received support for TC, the kitten now has a Facebook page and Mr Brown encouraged others to give animals in need a home.

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