A cat that made a bid for freedom despite having a cast on his leg has been found after three weeks.

Boris the cat was being looked after by carers house in Shurland Avenue, East Barnet Village, after he broke his leg.

He was kept in a crate while he recovered, but made his getaway when he was finally let out for some “fuss and attention” on September 14.

He has been living on the streets until he was found by a woman, June, who was out looking for her own cat around the Finchley Central and Mill Hill East area on Thursday.

She had been contacted about sightings of what people believed was her cat, Pippin.

Boris looked like he needed help after having lost his cast, so June took him to Medivet in Falkland Avenue, Finchley, where vets were able to contact the carers after scanning the cat’s microchip.

Boris is now recovering at the RSPCA centre in Packhorse Lane, Potters Bar.

The RSPCA has now made an appeal for June’s cat.

The charity wrote in a Facebook post: “We will never know what Boris has been up to for the past three weeks, but what we do know is that he is now safe, warm, and is enjoying his mealtimes.

“Remarkably his leg is well on the mend, despite losing his plaster cast at some point along the way.

“He is currently at our vets where he had an X-ray this morning and a full check over.

“We would like to thank everybody for their support - whether you helped spread the word or were part of the leafletting and search team.

“Finally we would like to try to return the favour and help June to find her cat too.

“Thanks to June we have found Boris. Can we now help June find Pippin?”