A cat whose homeowners thought had lengthy disappeared has lastly been reunited together with his household greater than a decade since going lacking after turning up 80 miles away from his Scottish dwelling.
Fergus went lacking from his Forres proprietor in late 2010, however 11 years later was discovered by Cats Safety volunteers at a recycling centre in Aberdeen nevertheless it was solely when his microchip was scanned they realised how distant from dwelling he was.
Fiona Mutter, his proprietor, quickly after received the shock name to inform her that her cat was nonetheless alive and had been discovered 80 miles away.
She mentioned: “It was such a shock to get the decision that Fergus was alive.
“He was all the time susceptible to wandering and would typically go off for a couple of days at a time, however sooner or later he by no means got here again.
“We sadly assumed one thing had occurred to him.
“To listen to that he was nonetheless alive and had ended up so distant was such a shock.
“We adopted Fergus as a kitten from Cats Safety and he’d been with us for 4 years earlier than he disappeared.”
It’s a thriller as to the place Fergus has been for the previous 11 years, however Cats Safety suppose it’s possible he travelled in a automobile to Aberdeen.
Ms Mutter, who thanked the charity for going “above and past” to get Fergus dwelling, added: “His coat is so shiny, and he’s so pleasant, that there is no such thing as a manner he has been residing exterior all this time.
“Somebody has been taking excellent care of him.”
And he’s now settling in again within the acquainted environment of his dwelling, and has slowly been launched to Ozzy, the opposite cat within the family.
“He was quickly blissful to be dealt with and stroked, he has such a loud purr,” she mentioned.
“I did purchase him a cat mattress however he prefers mendacity on the precise mattress.”
Alice Palombo, the charity’s advocacy and authorities relations officer for Scotland, mentioned it confirmed how vital microchipping cats was and urged the Scottish Authorities to make chipping of cats obligatory.