The owners of a cat named Boudha decided to move from Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, on the island of Oléron, to Dolus (Charente-Maritime) in the fall of 2013. The feline, brought back from the island of Reunion, however, had not gotten used to his new life and had disappeared, says France Blue New Aquitaine. His masters had launched a search but he had remained untraceable despite his chipping.
The cat found in the street
Boudha’s family then made up their minds, accepting that the cat would certainly never return. They again moved several times and finally settled in Cherbonnières (Charente-Maritime). Almost nine years later, Saturday August 13, 2022, they were contacted by an animal shelter on the island of Oléron, report our colleagues. Boudha, weakened but alive, was found by a relative of the association in a transport crate, in the middle of the street and under a blazing sun.
Boudha would not have strayed from the area of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains during these nine years of wandering. He would have been fed by the neighborhood, indicates the local media. Sunday August 14, 2022, the masters of the cat went to the refuge of Saint-Georges-d’Oléron (Charente-Maritime) for a moving reunion relayed on Facebook. The animal is in fragile health but the results of the veterinary examinations should allow him to get back in shape with his family.