Owner is delighted as her missing kitty returns after ten years
A cat owner is celebrating after being re-united with her cat, ten years after it went missing.
Sue White, 56, said that she had cried her eyes out when the red Burmese tom, Miko, first went missing back in 2002. The Essex insurance officer said that she scoured the area, put up missing cat posters and handed out leaflets to 200 homes nearby, but to no avail.
The grandmother told dailymail.co.uk: “I was devastated when he went missing – I cried my eyes out and everything. It was horrible – it felt like I had lost a child.”
Ms White said that even though she was devastated, she had to come to terms with the fact that she may never see the cat again.
However Miko – now 17 – is now using his cat flap in Ms White’s home again this week, after a member of the public took the cat to a vet nearby and he was identified by his microchip.
The cat-owner could barely contain her delight at Miko’s return, saying: “I look at him even now and just can’t believe that I have got him back – it still feels quite surreal really… let’s face it, it’s a miracle.”
Commenting on the story, a spokesperson for the RSPCA said that it shows just how important microchips are when it comes to identifying pets.