Updated: Sep 27
The Cats Protection Corby branch were attending an estate with ferals/strays. On Thursday lunchtime one of their lovely volunteers Julie took the first trap to a lady that has been feeding some of the cats. There were three that had turned up for lunch while showing the lady how to set the trap. Whilst the least skittish of the three was eating she managed to scan him. Not sure who was the most amazed but she immediately got a beep. Julie checked the microchip database the details gave the address as Peterborough and the phone numbers gave no joy. So Julie put up a post on Cats Protection Corby & District Branch: Lost & Found page. Later that day when Julie got home she spotted that Jules had shared the post on to Peterborough's Lost Pets. We crossed reference the found cat against our missing records and saw a remarkable resemblance of Reggie missing from Bretton for over two years. We messaged Kiera straight away who had reported him missing to us. Soon as she saw his photo, she knew it was him and was in complete shock. Cats Protection Corby cross-ref chip details (was still in old owners name) and was confirmed to be Reggie.
From Julie...The fabulous admins very quickly came up with a possible match, made contact with the potential owner and after a couple of messages, it was confirmed we were talking about the same cat 😻😻 After being in Corby almost 2 years the lad is now safely back home 😍😍. The pure randomness of it all makes this one particularly special to me. Big shout out to the admins of Peterborough Lost Pets, and also to the feeder Martyna who amazingly drove to Peterborough to take him home after he failed to turn up when his owner came to collect him yesterday lunchtime, ladies you are superstars 🥰🥰
Reggie is now back where he belongs and adjusting well to be home. He is being spoilt rotten by his family, with lots of fuss, toys and treats. Being missing so long his coat isn't in the best state. Kiera and the rest of his family are making sure he looks like a prince again. He's been flead, wormed and his matted fur sorted. Kiera will keep us updated on his progress while he sulks, as he's not allowed out for 2-3 weeks to re-climatises (with chip updated). Please, be good munchkin :)