Talk about a cat walk! Moggie goes missing for five weeks to be found 128 miles from home
This family thought they’d lost their beloved cat forever before he was found an incredible 128 MILES FROM HOME – that’s a total journey of four and a half hours including two bus trips and three train changes.
George, the 18-year-old tabby, went missing from his home in Llanrwst, North Wales, on Mother’s Day weekend before being miraculously reunited with his owners in Brighouse, Yorkshire five weeks later.
His owners, Steven and Susan Davison, 71 and 68, couldn’t believe their luck when their daughter Gemma saw a picture of beloved George on a lost and found Facebook page.
Gemma quickly got in touch with Julia Hill, who’d found George near her home in Brighouse and now the cheeky feline has been reunited with his family.
Gemma, 30, said: “It’s a miracle!
“Around a month ago, my dad drove to the garage in Llanrwst and as he got out of the car, he thought he saw a cat running off in the corner of his eye.
“At the time he thought nothing of it and didn’t say anything but when we got home that afternoon George was nowhere to be seen.
“We knew something was wrong straight away because George always comes to meet us when we pulled up on the driveway.
“After he’d been gone for a couple of weeks we thought we’d never see him again.”
All this changed on Saturday, when Gemma and her husband Adam Lemalle, 31, found George on Facebook and quickly told Susan and Steven the good news.
Susan, 68, said: “We just couldn’t believe it! There he was, our George safe and sound.
“We thought we’d lost him for good so it’s amazing to have him back. We’re over the moon!
“Goodness only knows how he got that far – he’s always been a curious cat but he’s never done anything like this before.”
Julia Hill, the 48-year-old paediatrician, said: “George just turned up outside my house one morning.
“I took him to the local vets to see if he was chipped and they found he was registered to an address in North Wales.
“That evening I posted his picture and the details I had on a Facebook page, Yorkshire cats lost and found, and before I knew it Gemma gave me a call.
“It’s lovely to see him reunited with his owners, particularly as he’s so old.
“It will be sad to see him go but at least I know he is wanted and loved.”
Gemma added: “We can’t thank Julia enough for taking such good care of him for us.
“We’re so excited to have him back.”