6 year old cat Rupert went missing from his owner’s home in 2010 and he has now returned… two years later!
We will never know what Rupert got up to on his two year jaunt, but we do know that he spent the last few months being fed by a family just across the road.
He was reported as a stray and taken into care by the RSPCA. After being treated for some minor injuries, he was scanned for a microchip and his true home was revealed.
He is now home with Rob and Ness Edmunds and children Liam, 16, and Callum, 11.
Ness said: “He’s been with us since Tuesday and he’s a little nervous but he’s getting a bit better, bless him.
“Cats like to go off on their own sometimes but after a couple of days we started to get worried.
“When he went missing we went round the area looking for him and things like that but after a few days we began to fear the worst.
“You don’t want to think something has happened to him but it’s all you can think.
“Now he’s back he’s a bit more nervous than he used to be so he’s obviously been through a tough time.”
When Rupert was found he had a limp and a number of cuts and it is thought that he might have been in a cat fight.
He is now living with the family’s new kitten Milly and they are beginning to get along.
Ness said: “Milly’s really intrigued by him. She gives him a lot of attention but knows when to back off. They’re starting to get on. The boys are making a really big fuss of him. They really love him, especially the eldest.”
An RSPCA spokesman said: “Cats will often visit other houses on a whim or if another household pet is annoying them, or even if another person is feeding them a brand of cat food they prefer.
“It’s still quite a strange occurrence as the cat had obviously been living as a stray for at least some of the time – who knows, maybe this is the world’s most forgetful cat.”