"As if he had never left". Incredible reunion of a family and their cat who disappeared 11 years earlier - THECHOWANIECS.COM

“As if he had never left”. Incredible reunion of a family and their cat who disappeared 11 years earlier

Finding your cat after more than a decade seems hard to believe, but that’s what happened recently in England. Ziggy and his mistress were reunited after such a long separation thanks to the feline’s identification chip.

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Ziggy the cat has found its owner after an absence of 11 long years, reported the BBC. He was only a year old when he vanished.

Illustration of the article:
Ruth Orme

His teacher Ruth Orme constantly looking for him around his home in Royston in Hertfordshire and surrounding towns. She had posted wanted notices on the net and put up posters. Unfortunately, the animal with the tabby dress remained untraceable.

Ziggy was chipped and sterilized, but the young woman admits having ” lost hope after 2 years. She had adopted another cat in the meantime, called freddy.

The situation remained unchanged until August 12, 2022. That evening, Cameron Mawditt and his friend Jamie Taylor strolled in a park, about twenty minutes walk from the house of Ruth Orme. They heard meowing and saw a cat that seemed friendly, but shy.

Illustration of the article:
Ruth Orme

They gave him food and water. The feline immediately approached them and relaxed. Two days later, they shared a photo of the cat on Facebook. A post that caught the attention of a woman working at a local shelter who ran the quadruped through an ID chip reader.

It was thanks to the information provided by the latter that she was able to contact Ruth Orme to tell him the amazing news.

A miracle for its owner

The reunion took place on Monday, August 15. The owner of Ziggy by ” miracle “. She assures that her cat has not changed despite the 11 years that have passed. For her, it is like he never left “.

Illustration of the article:
Ruth Orme

Ruth Orme adds that he is in good health. She doesn’t know where he may have been all this time, but thinks he was wandering most of the time and being fed by locals.

Otherwise, Ziggy and freddy seems to be getting along pretty well, which is another good news for their mistress.

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Illustration of the article:
Ruth Orme

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