Missing parrot returned to owner

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A PARROTT found roaming the gardens at Hartlepool & District Hospice has been reunited with his owner.

On Tuesday, the Mail reported how the tame red and blue bird arrived at the hospice on Wells Avenue while staff were outside gardening.

Nev Horsfield, of the nearby Bakers Mead estate, saw the aricle in the paper and came forward to be reunited with his bird, Monty.

He said: “He’d been missing since Sunday.

“On nice days, he goes outside in his cage and sits on his table in the back garden. We went out briefly on Sunday afternoon, and returned to find the cage on the floor, the door open and Monty gone.

“I’d started putting up ‘missing’ posters, but I then got home and found the article in the Mail, and spoke to the hospice.

“I’d like to thank everyone there for looking after him.”

Nicky Haggan, of Hartlepool & District Hospice, said: “It was lovelty to see Monty reunited with his owner.

“I think our chief executive Tracy Woodall is quite upset, as she’d rather taken a liking to it!”