A Purr-fect End

It turned out to be a purr-fect ending for Les the cat, who was reunited with his owners last week after spending over a month living at the Club's Chadwell Heath Training Ground.

Les, named after former Hammers 'keeper Les Sealey who was nicknamed 'The Cat', arrived at Chadwell Heath badly injured last month and was taken in by kindly kit-men Eddie Gillam and Pete Williams.

Pete said: "It was quite sad, really. He just wandered into the washing machine area one day and it was clear he'd been involved in some kind of accident."

Club Doctor Ges Steinbergs tended to the injured moggy and arranged for it to have vetinary treatment, where its tail was amputated.

Back at the training ground, the Hammers players and staff helped set up a comfortable home for Les in the boiler-room. Stephen Bywater bought Les a mat and scratch-pole and Ludek Miklosko helped to put a cat-flap in boiler-room door. Les was finally reclaimed on Monday.