This is the happy ending story of Roxy, a 7-year-old cat from the Kingswood, South Gloucestershire area who escaped during a 2013 visit to the vet. Thanks to a microchip, Roxy has been reunited with her family.
Owner Vicky Stokes put up posters back in 2013 but Roxy was never found. It was recently when Roxy started showing up in the garden belonging to Amy Ward who took the cat in.
In an interview with BBC Amy described the ordeal of getting Roxy inside.
“She looked really thin and obviously had fleas so we started feeding her and even called out the RSPCA to try and catch her but she freaked out. I even tried to put her in a box but she nearly tore me to pieces so we just started feeding her closer and closer to the house.”
The amazing part of this story is Amy eventually took Roxy back to the same vet where she had disappeared from in 2013. The microchip traced her back to Vicky, who along with her two daughters were contacted by phone on December 29.
Vicky calls Roxy her little Christmas miracle and the family is so thankful for finally being reunited. She told BBC
“Things have changed a bit since she was last here so we now have three cats in total and two kids and we live in a different house but hopefully she will settle in in no time.”
The other two cats in the home aren’t exactly thrilled.