Cat missing for three months reunited with owner after tip-off on social media
Every day for three months, teacher Carey Huria searched the streets for her beloved black cat, Felix.
The much-loved pet was missing from his Blenheim home for more than 90 days and Carey had all but given up hope of ever finding her.
But now the pair are back together thanks to a post on social media site Neighbourly.
Looking none-the-worse for his adventure, Felix was found several streets away near his home on Eltham Rd in Blenheim.
A neighbour spotted the cat and messaged Carey, who had posted on the site asking people to be on the look-out for Felix.
"I got an alert on my phone from Neighbourly and when I rushed home there was a message on my answer machine from the lady who said she thought she had found my Felix," Carey says.
"I was dancing around the kitchen I was so excited."
The St Mary's School teacher rescued Felix, 5, as a kitten from Marlborough SPCA after he was found by the side of the road near Havelock.
The pair have a close bond and Carey says she was devastated when he didn't come home.
Pupils in her class at school made special posters and put them around town in a bid to help track down the cat.
"We thought he might have gone back to our old home but there was a dog living there so I knew he wouldn't be there. But he was seen nearby," Carey says.
"I didn't really think he's be run over as he's pretty street smart which I think relates to his humble beginnings."
Felix is now safe at home, which he shares with his mate, a cat named Pete. He has been eating and sleeping well, Carey says.
He was initially kept indoors for a few days in case he went wandering again.
"He was very smoochy when he first came home and then got annoyed with me when I kept him indoors," she says.
"He's going outside again now but I would ask anyone in Eltham Rd who might be feeding him not to so he doesn't wander."
The Neighbourly website can be found at neighbourly.co.nz
- The Marlborough Express