Lost cat found after three years
MIAOW did that happen?When Sarah and Ian Hawley's beloved moggy Kofi went missing from their Nottingham home three years ago, they feared they would never see him again.
MIAOW did that happen?
When Sarah and Ian Hawley's beloved moggy Kofi went missing from their Nottingham home three years ago, they feared they would never see him again.
But against all the odds and in an amazing twist, Kofi somehow made the 140-mile journey to Ipswich and thanks to help from the RSCPA, has now been reunited with his owners.
The couple, who now live outside Rotherham, first got Kofi and his brother, Ted, from an RSPCA rescue centre when they were just nine months old but in 2006 Kofi disappeared.
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A member of the public in Ipswich recently reported a stray and he was picked up by an RSPCA inspector.
As he was micro-chipped, they were able to trace the owners and the happy reunion took place over the Easter holiday.
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Mrs Hawley said:“I was amazed when I got the call to say Kofi had been found in Suffolk.
“We had given up hope of seeing him again. He seems happy and we will gradually reintroduce him to his brother Ted once he's settled back in. I am so pleased he was microchipped as otherwise he really would have been missing forever.”
She added that when he was found he was skinny and full of scabs but now he is eating lots and running around looking very happy.
Mrs Hawley said: “I always thought he could still be alive but I really didn't expect to see him again.
“I don't know whether he jumped into a van or was picked up by someone but it's just good to have him back.”
Becky Fox, deputy manager of the centre in Martlesham, said: “I was really happy that we managed to find the owners. It is amazing how he managed to come that distance - we have never had a cat come from that far.
“Sometimes we get strays at the centre but because they have not been micro-chipped, we end up re-homing them. In this case the cat was micro-chipped so he could go back to the right owner. This shows the importance of new owners getting them micro-chipped as we would have never been able to reunite them without this.”
The RSPCA is currently running a micro-chipping offer of �10 per pet or 2 for �15. Those interested can make an appointment at the RSPCA centre in Martlesham by calling 01473 623280.