Tilly reunited

Pets name: Tilly

Area: Leicestershire

Tilly's story:

Tilly became separated from her sister during the early hours of the morning when they were let out at their usual time. Not long after, Tilly's sister came running through the keepers house evidently shaken up. It appeared the pair had been chased by some dogs. Despite one cat making it home, Tilly was not seen around the house. The keeper tried calling for Tilly but had no response, which was unusual. Unfortunately, the keeper had to go to work and arranged for their parents to come by the house and check if Tilly had returned. When the parents informed the keeper that Tilly had still not returned later in the day, the alarm bells started to ring.

After leaving work early, the keeper began to search the local area, place flyers in all surrounding estates and villages and contacted all relevant companies (chip, insurance, vet and rescues). Despite receiving some contact, there were no positive sightings. The keeper decide to post to Facebook about Tilly and the next day, exactly one month after the disappearance, a text message was received from a family in the neighbouring village who may have located the missing cat. Tilly has a rare curl in her tail which makes her easily identifiable. So when they received photos of the cat from this family, they instantly knew it was Tilly. It appeared that she had wondered all the way to this neighbouring village and found herself a small hiding spot. The keepers were overcome with joy when they collected their cat but the family who found Tilly refused to accept any kind of reward. 

Tilly had been missing for a whole month, so although her general health was okay, she had still lost 1kg. Luckily, after 10 days back with her keepers she has managed to put most of the weight back on and is doing much better now. Tilly's keepers urge others who have lost their cats to stay persistent. The more photos, posts and flyers you put up, the fresher it will be in people's minds, making them more likely to spot a missing pet. They also suggest letting your microchip company know your pet is missing so they can put an alert on the chip.

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