A STRAY cat who went missing for almost two years has been reunited with its family in Dudley, thanks to Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross.
Eight-year-old moggy Molly had not been seen since May 2016 when she disappeared from her home while her owners were on holiday and she was being looked after by someone else.
Despite searching high and low for their beloved pet, they had no luck finding her and had given up all hope of ever seeing her again.
Owner Nicola Butler said: “Molly is a member of the family and we were absolutely heartbroken when she went missing.
“I cannot tell you how many sleepless nights we had.
“As more time passed we didn’t think we’d ever see her again and feared the worse.”
Then last month Molly was brought into Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross animal rehoming centre after she was found hanging around in a local garden – not far from her home. The finder thought she was a stray.
Molly was scanned to see if she had a microchip and it revealed her owners’ contact details.
“When the Blue Cross called us to say they had our cat we couldn’t believe our ears.
“We went straight to the centre to collect her.
“It was very emotional to see her again after all this time and we are over the moon she’s finally home.”
The Blue Cross encourages all pet owners to get their pet microchipped and keep their contact details up to date with the database firm if they move or change their telephone number.
Microchipping of dogs is now a legal requirement in the UK, however, the law does not cover cats or rabbits.
Caroline Oram, Bromsgrove Blue Cross’ animal welfare assistant, added: “This is an incredible and heart-warming story and one that highlights the importance of getting your pets microchipped.
“If the Butlers hadn’t had Molly microchipped we wouldn’t have known that a family were missing her, they most certainly would never have seen her again.
“We’re delighted we were able to help.
“It’s great to see Molly back with her family.”
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk or call 0300 790 9903 for more on the Blue Cross.