Friday, September 12, 2008

Cat Reunited With Family

"A couple have been reunited with their missing cat after nine years, the RSPCA said on Wednesday.

Dixie, a 15-year-old ginger cat, disappeared in 1999 and her owners thought she had been killed by a car.

She was found less than half a mile from her home in Birmingham after a concerned resident rang the animal charity to report a thin and dishevelled cat who had been in the area for a couple of months.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Alan Pittaway checked her microchip and confirmed it was Dixie. She was returned to her owners, Alan and Gilly Delaney, within half an hour.

"In 29 years of working for the RSPCA I have never seen anyone so excited and happy as Mrs Delaney," Pittaway said. "It made my day to return Dixie to her owners."

The couple were "overjoyed" to be reunited with their missing cat after so many years."


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*lynne* said...

... nine years later??? wow! I wonder if the cat had survived on its own all that time, or if it had been taken in by another family, then again wandered off?

verabear said...

Amazing! Nine years seem such a long time and it's a wonder that the cat still survived!

alpha99wolf said...

This is one of those magical moments in life.....the unbelievable becomes reality. What a miracle!