Quaky cat finally home

'Boy' reunited with his owners

SHAHRA WALSH
Last updated 14:00 07/07/2012
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HOME AGAIN: Boy the cat, enjoys being back at home.

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HOME AGAIN: Boy the cat.

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Sixteen months after he ran away from home, Boy the cat has been reunited with his owners. 

Boy was handed in to the Cats' Protection League in Canterbury this week, after he was found in Mount Pleasant. 

After a joint effort between staff at the Cats' Protection Leauge, the NZ Companion Animal Register at Pets on the Net and members of the public, he was identified as a cat that had been missing from Sumner since the earthquake on February 22, 2011.

His owners had moved and although they advertised him as lost for 13 months, they had given up hope of ever finding him.

The Cats' Protection League said on their Facebook page that Boy's owners were unaware that he had been microchipped at the same time that they had him desexed. 

"Such joy for everyone who reunited Boy with his disbelieving owners after more than 16 months!" the page says. 

It was unclear how Boy had spent his missing months, but his owner, Bev Harris, was grateful to have him home. 

She posted to petsonthenet.co.nz: "I would like to thank the wonderful ladies from Cats Protection League, Ferrymead, Christchurch who tracked me through my ad on Petsonthenet".

"We lost Boy on 22 Feb 2011 earthquake from Sumner. After 13 months I gave up hope.

"We are so happy to have him home. Take hope that amazing things happen and don't give up," she said.


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