Tue, Aug 7, 2018 AN ELDERLY moggy has finally found its way home after going missing — for an incredible […]
Tue, Aug 7, 2018
AN ELDERLY moggy has finally found its way home after going missing — for an incredible 13 years. Janet Adamowicz was left heartbroken when her beloved tabby cat called Boo disappeared unexpectedly in 2005 aged just four.
The married step-mum-of-two plastered missing posters of Boo to lampposts in Harrogate, West Yorks., and put an advert in the local paper.
But after a year Janet gave up hope and eventually decided to give a home to two other cats, three-legged Ollie in 2008 and Tessie in 2014.
So after the now 17-year-old moggy was brought in to a local vet’s after being found mysteriously 40 miles away in Pocklington, East Yorks., it was more than just a shock.
“I got a call on Thursday to say I had a cat missing,” said Mrs AdamowiczAdding: “I said ‘I don’t think I do, they’re both here’ — but they said we’ve looked on the system it says you own a cat called Boo.
“I thought it was weird, but I couldn’t believe it when I got to the vets and they had her there — and she still remembered me.
“I don’t know where she had been, I think possibly a stray but kept being fed by strangers — or catching her own food.”
Mrs Adamowicz said: “Boo was very lively as a young kitten and enjoyed the outdoors and adventuring — but would always return home.
“We don’t know how she got all those 40 miles, it could have been many number of reasons.
“She has done well as a 17-year-old cat to last that long as a stray cat — it really is remarkable.
“Despite only being five-years-old she still remembers me and has been my shadow ever since coming home.”
The vets had used microchip data from 2001 from UK database Petlog which came up with Boo’s name and Janet’s mobile number.
The vets reassured all pet owners have their cats micro-chipped just in case they go missing.