LONDON, ENGLAND – A cat who had gone missing six months ago has been returned home after being found 150 miles (240km) away.
Six-year-old Buddy, who is a long-haired tabby from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, went missing last September.He was found after a member of the public located in Hounslow, Greater London, saw him looking lost and confused and called the RSPCA.
A vet who examined Buddy before he was returned to his owner John Pidgeon, said he was “underweight but fine”.
Mr Pidgeon stated: “He came back yesterday and has settled in really well.”
He said that Buddy may have somehow jumped in a car and been taken to London by mistake, but he is not sure what happened.
“I was asking people – do you think he will recognize me? But he came home, just had a brief look round and is now right at home.
“I wasn’t expecting it at all, when I got the call from the RSPCA inspector … and she told me where she was and where she had found him I couldn’t believe it.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have him back.”
Mr Pidgeon stated he was away in Scotland when his cat went missing, but his stepfather was feeding him each and every day.
RSPCA inspector Leanna Hone stated: “I have no idea how Buddy managed to travel 150 miles or what he has been doing since September.
“It’s lucky he had his microchip kept up to date and I’m so pleased we were able to reunite him with his owner.”
All’s well that ends well!