Skip to comments.Cat returns home after 10 years
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
lost cat ping
Sounds like that cat was living under a witness protection program
“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
I wonder how much the cat likes losing its freedom.
Somebody was feeding it.
YOu are absolutely right!
Followed me home, then was gone again a few days later....
There is hope for our cat that went missing a week ago...
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.
If not, it must have been skinny.
The stories this cat could tell of the 10 year journey.
Probably piercings and tattoos as well.
Great story.....I have all my cats chipped.......
I didn’t know they had microchipping 10 years ago.
I was going to say that too. 1997 that idea was pretty foreign was it not? Especially for pets.
Can you track them with Google maps?
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.
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