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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.
LOL......not yet that I’m aware of. But could be soon.
These precious kitties! I am so glad the lady got her cat back!
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!
“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.
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.
1. Outdoor cats often take off just for giggles.
2. If you want to keep a cat, keep him/her indoors.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, my girls come home when they are indoor/outdoor kitties. I feel sorry for any animal that dares mess with them, too...
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.
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... :(
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