A cat owner whose moggy went missing for two-and-a-half years has had her pet returned safe and well.
Kerry Stevens, who lives in the Bridgemere area, had Maisie and her brother Wellington for two years when Maisie left in October 2012.
Kerry told the Herald, “Maisie ran out of the flap and never returned.”
Kerry and her husband Martin did everything they could to try and find her including posters, appeals on social media and calling local vets.
Kerry added, “I gave up, I never thought she had died, deep down I knew she was alright and had probably found a new home. She had always been highly strung with my other female cats so I thought she had moved on.”
However, last Thursday (April 2) Kerry got a call from her husband to say Maisie had returned.
“Apparently she had been a semi stray in town near the Arndale centre and a kind lady had been feeding her,” said Kerry.
“However the lady was moving and concerned for the future welfare of Maisie, so decided to see if she was microchipped.
“The chip I had put in Maisie when we took her over was responsible for her safe return to our loving home.”
Kerry said Maisie is doing well.
She added, “I would like to thank the kind lady for looking after Maisie and returning her.
“We hope she decides this time to stay in her forever home.”