The wondrous return of Stevie the blind cat

Last updated 05:00 16/05/2013
Stevie Wonder
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/FAIRFAX NZ
HOME AGAIN: Stevie Wonder now wears a collar saying, "I'm Stevie. I'm totally blind."

Have you had a missing pet return?

Share your stories, photos and videos.

Relevant offers

CuteStuff

Doggy speed dating a barking success Northland woman's 'mind-blowing' late-night encounter with kiwi Auckland shelter pups try paw at finding the right partner for Valentine's Day Spider monkey born at Hamilton Zoo Pet of the Day: Molly lives the good life after tough start Plenty of animals to love at the North Taranaki SPCA open day Dog helped lost jogger get through night in the bush Pet of the Day: No boundaries Fred Huge bunny seeks big home 4.3 magnitude aftershock in upper South Island

A blind Christchurch moggie given up for dead by his owner after disappearing five weeks ago has made a wondrous return.

Robin Thomson was gutted when Stevie Wonder, a totally blind litter runt she had bottle-fed as a kitten, disappeared shortly after repairs on her earthquake-damaged Queenspark home were completed last month.

It was likely he became confused after weeks spent in a cattery, she said.

After hundreds of letterbox drops and advertisements, a vet clinic called last week to say he had been found and would be signed, sealed and delivered home.

Stevie had lost about half his bodyweight and Thomson was told he would not have survived another two weeks.

It was believed he had wandered into nearby Bottle Lake Forest after possible sightings there.

The reunion was possible only because Stevie had been microchipped, of which Thomson was a strong advocate. He now wears a collar saying, "I'm Stevie. I'm totally blind."

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do your pets make you feel loved?

Yes

No

I don't have a pet

Vote Result

Related story: Pets help people feel loved and secure

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

CuteStuff photos

Send us your pet pics

Email yourpics@stuff.co.nz