We were sent a message today through facebook about a cat that was found yesterday and taken to a vet to be chip checked. The vet found a chip and said they would contact the owner, however the finders (Lucy and Amy) wanted to take care of the cat until the owner was found.
The next day they were getting a little concerned as they had not heard from the vet, so they contacted us for some advice. We offered to come and check the cats chip and do some research to help find the owner a little quicker. When we arrived we noticed the cat was underweight and Lucy and Amy explained that they had found her in Rochester initially and they were concerned as she looked very unkempt and thin.
We checked her chip and pulled the details from the database and found out her name was Willow and she was only 3 years of age. There was only one phone number on the microchip and we called the number with crossed fingers. There was no answer, so we sent a text message explaining who we were and why we were calling. Within 5 minutes we received a call back from a very worried owner. We proceeded to explain that Willow was fine and was not visibly injured, but was very underweight and unkempt but that we could bring her home immediately. She was over the moon as her children had been missing her a lot. Willow had been missing for around a month.
We knew that this would be a very emotional reunion, but had no idea just how much of an emotional reunion this would be and just how much Willow meant to the whole family.
Willow slowly came out of her cat box and came straight over to me, climbed up onto my knee and gave me hugs, love, purrs and kisses, I told her she was very welcome and that she had better go and see her family as they had missed her terribly, and so with that she got off my knee and did just that.
These smiles make what we do worth it. Luckily Willows microchip was up to date and within the space of an hour she was back home where she belongs.
Stay safe Willow and thank you for the kisses xxxxxx