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Cat returns home after 10 years
BBC News ^ | Friday June 29, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 06/30/2007 8:04:19 PM PDT by Daralundy

Cat returns home after 10 years

Patricia Charnet only had a few snapshots to remember Lynx by A cat has been reunited with its owner 10 years after going missing. Lynx disappeared from her home in Hook, Hampshire, in 1997, and her owner, Patricia Charnet, thought she would never see her pet again.

Earlier this week a stray was found in Carterton, Oxfordshire, and handed in to the Blue Cross centre in Burford.

A scan showed that the 12-year-old tabby was microchipped and the centre tracked down her owner, who lived 60 miles away.

Ms Charnet said that when the animal sanctuary phoned her, she thought they had made a mistake.

Lynx turned up 60 miles away 10 years after disappearing

"You still have it in the back of your mind," she said.

"And it happened this time, for real. That was unbelievable, it is a wonderful feeling.

"If only she could talk she would have a story to tell."

Mandy Jones, from the Blue Cross said staff at the centre were amazed to discover that Lynx had been missing for 10 years.

"I still can't believe we were able to reunite her with her owner after such a long time - it goes to show how important microchipping is," said Ms Jones


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat

1 posted on 06/30/2007 8:04:21 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Slings and Arrows

lost cat ping


2 posted on 06/30/2007 8:04:56 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy

Sounds like that cat was living under a witness protection program


3 posted on 06/30/2007 8:07:15 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Daralundy

“I still can’t believe we were able to reunite her with her owner after such a long time - it goes to show how important microchipping is,” said Ms Jones”

Nice propaganda for the Government control freaks


4 posted on 06/30/2007 8:07:22 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Famously frisky)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

I wonder how much the cat likes losing its freedom.


5 posted on 06/30/2007 8:16:26 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: ClaireSolt

Somebody was feeding it.


6 posted on 06/30/2007 8:18:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Leatherneck_MT

YOu are absolutely right!


7 posted on 06/30/2007 8:24:19 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted it is prohibited. Only the goverment can permit....)
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To: Daralundy; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
"So when's dinner?"


8 posted on 06/30/2007 8:55:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Gaza: Your one-stop schadenfreude entertainment center.)
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To: Daralundy
I had a cat who dropped out of sight for almost a year....then showed up one night while I was out walking.

Followed me home, then was gone again a few days later....

9 posted on 06/30/2007 9:31:28 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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To: Daralundy

There is hope for our cat that went missing a week ago...


10 posted on 06/30/2007 9:31:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Daralundy

How does that microchipping work? Is it like a GPS transmitter or something a scanner needs to scan? I thought the idea of microchipping was to find a lost animal. 10 years is a long time, almost the majority of the cat’s life.


11 posted on 06/30/2007 9:37:42 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BenLurkin

If not, it must have been skinny.


12 posted on 06/30/2007 11:29:03 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Daralundy; Slings and Arrows

13 posted on 06/30/2007 11:40:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The stories this cat could tell of the 10 year journey.


14 posted on 07/01/2007 2:51:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Daralundy
Been working in a cat house no doubt.

Probably piercings and tattoos as well.

15 posted on 07/01/2007 5:06:31 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Daralundy

Great story.....I have all my cats chipped.......


16 posted on 07/01/2007 6:15:48 AM PDT by Fawn (If it wasn't for FR, I'd be having an Existential MELTDOWN..............right now)
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To: Daralundy

I didn’t know they had microchipping 10 years ago.


17 posted on 07/01/2007 6:16:36 AM PDT by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: beckysueb

I was going to say that too. 1997 that idea was pretty foreign was it not? Especially for pets.


18 posted on 07/01/2007 8:11:59 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Fawn

Can you track them with Google maps?


19 posted on 07/01/2007 8:13:05 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: beckysueb; Blue Highway

Oh, yeah, it was going on back then. I got the Dread Boston Salty microchipped when I picked him up to give to my husband, around Christmas 1998.


20 posted on 07/01/2007 8:13:22 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Daralundy; Slings and Arrows; Inge_CAV
It would be apropos to rename the cat Schroedinger.


21 posted on 07/01/2007 8:18:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Label Warning: Formerly known as "rainbow sprinkles")
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To: Blue Highway

LOL......not yet that I’m aware of. But could be soon.


22 posted on 07/01/2007 9:00:47 AM PDT by Fawn (If it wasn't for FR, I'd be having an Existential MELTDOWN..............right now)
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To: Daralundy

These precious kitties! I am so glad the lady got her cat back!


23 posted on 07/01/2007 9:34:47 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Daralundy

She’s a beautiful cat and looks healthy. Cats know where their home is and I am guessing that she didn’t want to live there or she would have returned a long time ago!


24 posted on 07/01/2007 9:49:48 AM PDT by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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To: Blue Highway

“How does that microchipping work?”

The animal has to be “scanned” at a shelter or vet’s office in order for the service to be alerted. Nice thing is, nearly all animal professionals have the equipment to check for the chips.

We had our Jack Russell chipped last month. (It’s done via injection.) Though we realize it doesn’t come with a guarantee, it’s nice to know we’ve improved the little guy’s odds of being returned should he ever get lost.


25 posted on 07/01/2007 10:40:01 AM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: Daralundy

That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your cats indoors and it save birds lives which I could really care less about but some people do.


26 posted on 07/01/2007 2:20:06 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daralundy

Two things:

1. Outdoor cats often take off just for giggles.

2. If you want to keep a cat, keep him/her indoors.


27 posted on 07/01/2007 4:58:33 PM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: alarm rider
1. Outdoor cats often take off just for giggles.

We've had cats for nearly thirty years. Outside cats in warmer weather, inside, for the most part, in the winter months. If you're feeding them consistently they show up like clock work ... guaranteed.

28 posted on 07/01/2007 5:08:00 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: alarm rider

I agree with you with one exception. A securely screened porch can be fabulous for cats. Our Siamese were crazy about the one we used to have. It provided them the best of both worlds. (Our vet approved of it too, and he does NOT believe in outdoor cats for all of the obvious reasons. Leukemia and feline AIDS come to mind.)

The porch allowed them to truly enjoy the sun, all the sights and smells of nature, aaaand an occasional bug or wayward lizard.


29 posted on 07/01/2007 5:20:57 PM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: Rightfootforward

Yes, I agree. A screened porch or a small outdoor fenced area is great for cats. Our house cats go out every day when the weather is warm, they are supervised however.


30 posted on 07/02/2007 6:01:49 AM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: alarm rider
I never knew a cat that would stay inside a screened porch, let alone a fence area. I guess if you declaw maybe, but I think my girls would chew their way out, even without claws.

Sorry, my girls come home when they are indoor/outdoor kitties. I feel sorry for any animal that dares mess with them, too...

31 posted on 07/02/2007 9:11:27 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: Kaylee Frye

Both of our house cats are fully equipped with claws. The fence that we have around the patio are is large and wooden. We normally sit outside when they are out and vice-versa. They just eat grass, watch the birds and lay in the sun.

If they make a move for the fence as it to jump, we nip that in the bud.

Once in awhile, one of the boys takes French leave, but we find them quickly.


32 posted on 07/02/2007 9:44:37 AM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: alarm rider

Must be nice! I have a 8 foot wooden fence. The cats scale it... :( They wander slowly to the side of the yard and then when we aren’t looking, it’s up and over in an instant and they are gone! I wouldn’t care except that my neighbor is a police officer who has threatened us with $400 fines if he ever sees our cats... :(


33 posted on 07/02/2007 1:28:45 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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