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Some of the Olympic cats
Olympic Cat Hunt
By Ayshea Buksh
The deadline is up for a famous cat rescuer to have access to the 2012 construction site.For months Celia Hammond has been rounding up stray cats on the Olympic Park development. But there is still one animal she is desperate to save from danger.
Blackjack was last seen just a few weeks ago. He is a black long haired tom who has made the rubble and concrete of the developing Olympic Park his home.
Celia Hammond and the rescue team from her Animal Trust were given limited access by the Olympic Delivery Authority to round up all the stray cats on the site.
The last sighting of Blackjack.
They managed to find 186 cats. But for Celia, her job will not be complete if she does not find Blackjack.
"I'M SURE HE IS OUT THERE."
"I'm sure he is still out there," Celia Hammond told BBC London. "It will be hard to walk away from here, if we don't find him."
Celia Hammond on the Olympic Park site
The former model who back in the 1960's graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue has devoted her life to cats. She has 40 years of experience with rescuing stray felines from demolition sites and derelict buildings.
But this little moggy has flummoxed her. "He's a very clever cat. To have survived living in such an environment is incredible. I just wish he could be found, " exclaimed Celia.
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Thirty five of the 2012 Olympic cats Celia has rescued are still being looked after by staff at her rescue centre in Lewisham.
SOME CATS STILL NEED HOMES
They need homes.
If you would like to take adopt one of the cats take a look at the Celia Hammond Animal Trust website.
last updated: 07/05/2008 at 10:16