Osborne's cat Freya loses her way
Published 27/05/2014 | 21:12
Homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones found Freya far from home and identified the wandering feline from a tag on her collar.
She said: "I'm not so used to working with homeless cats but when we saw Freya we realised how distressed she was, we did the only right thing possible and helped her get off the streets too.
"Freya is a gorgeous cat and, just like the people we work with, deserved some help in getting home."
Freya spent the night on Ms Jones's pillow before being collected by Downing Street officials.
She had somehow travelled south of the river and at least 1.5 miles before being found.
Freya, who moved to Downing Street with the Osborne family in 2010, has reportedly gone missing before after disappearing from the family's Notting Hill home in 2009.
Questions were raised last year when Mr Osborne added a dog to the household at Number 11.
Lola, a young bichon frise, was said to be cat friendly.