Chatteris branch reunite travelling cat with owner
The owner of a cat that stowed away in a windscreen repair van has been found after appeals on social media.
The cat – nicknamed Kitty – was found by a worker when he returned to his Cambridgeshire home after several jobs across East Anglia on 30 June.
The cat was handed to the local Best Friends Vet Group Practice in Chatteris, who discovered it wasn’t microchipped. They posted the pet’s photo on community groups and lost pet pages on social media in an attempt to find the owner.
As it turned out, it had travelled more than 60 miles from Ipswich, where the cat – named Pandora – has been reunited with her owner.
The windscreen repair man said he had no idea where he might have picked up his hitchhiker as he had attended several jobs in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
He looked after it at his Chatteris home before taking it to the practice.
The ginger and white female was taken in by Josh Flanagan from Fenland Animal Rescue while vets continued to hunt for the calico kitty’s owner.
Hundreds of people shared the posts on social media and almost two weeks after she stowed away, her owner Sharna Flaherty, from Ipswich, was alerted by a friend.
The pair have been reunited and Ms Flaherty asked the vets to microchip her wayward moggy which they did free of charge “as a goodwill gesture to mark a nice end to the story”.