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Cat reunited with it’s owner after six years

Cat reunited with it’s owner after six years

Posted by: Samantha Bartlett  Date: 04/10/2012   Category: Latest News

A cat that had been missing for nearly six years has been reunited with its owner.

Moggy Merlin has been gone for five years and eight months, however was picked up by owner Alan Cooke yesterday after the cat was found on a farm in Newbury on Monday (September 17).

Mr Cooke, from the Earley area, was pleased to have his cat back, telling thisisreading.co.uk: “We had him microchipped and reported him missing but we didn’t hear anything. To be honest. I thought he’d been eaten by a fox.”

He continued: “I couldn’t believe it when we got the call. He’s been living on a farm in Newbury but we’ve got no idea how he got there.”

Merlin has apparently been living at the Newbury farm for four years, where he has been looked after by the owners. The finally found the micro-chip when they took him to the vet for a cough.

Mr Cooke said that to get the car back after nearly six years was ‘amazing’ and that the cat hasn’t really changed that much to what he remembered, sat back in his dog bed that he has kept for the last five years.

Website vetsforpets.com say that micro-chipping is a permanent way to make cats are always identifiable. The micro-chip is only the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the animal’s skin by an injection.