Thanks to a microchip, a Wrexham (North Wales) cat owner has been reunited with her cat two months after he went missing.
Thomas disappeared on owner Susan Kovacs from Penycae, Wrexham. Ironically, he was reunited with Susan January 7, which is International Kiss a Ginger Day. He was found four-and-a-half miles from his home living near Subway, Starbucks and Travelodge in Rhostyllen.
The kind people caring for Thomas named him Teriyaki and posted photos of him on a local lost and found Facebook page. He eventually ended up at Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre on January 6 where Thomas was checked for a microchip.
In an interview with North Wales Live
“I couldn’t believe it when I heard Cats Protection had Thomas in its care and he was safe and well – I was devastated when he went missing and after so many weeks had gone by I was convinced I’d never see him again. Thank goodness I’d had him microchipped so they could let me know he’d been found.”
Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre manager Susan Kennedy says they’re glad Thomas was microchipped saying it’s the most effective way to identify a lost pet and increase the likelihood of a happy reunion if a cat goes wandering.
No one is sure how Thomas showed up four miles from where he went missing. He may have taken a car ride at some point and didn’t know how to get home.
This happy ending should remind cat and dog owners to have their pets microchipped. We read about so many companion animals who are returned to the owner who would have remained lost forever without a chip.
About Wrexham: Wrexham is a county and town in North Wales. The county has a population of over 135,000. It is famous for Wrexham FC – the oldest football club in Wales. It is also home to Glyndwr University. With a large and varied population, Wrexham has more than 30 languages spoken across the county. There is even a World Heritage Site in Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.