Miracles actually do happen!
Losing a pet can be extremely painful and terrifying. You do not know where your pet is, how they are, or if they are even alive or not. The curiosity kills you and so does the longing for your pet.
Boo ran away from her owner Janet Adamowicz back in 2005 when she was only four years old. This left Janel completely devastated. Janet tried everything she could to find Boo. She put up posters anywhere she could and even places ad’s in the local newspaper of Harrogate, England.
Janet gave up after a year of not being able to find Boo. She just hoped Boo was still alive and healthy in another home. She later adopted two other cats, Ollie in 2008 and Tessie in 2014.
After 13 years of Boo going missing, Janet surprisingly got a call. “I got a call on Thursday to say I had a cat missing,” Janet said. “I said ‘I don’t think I do, they’re both here’ – but they said we’ve looked on the system it says you own a cat called Boo. I thought it was weird, but I couldn’t believe it when I got to the vets and they had her there – and she still remembered me.”
“I don’t know where she had been, I think possibly a stray but kept being fed by strangers – or catching her own food.”
Boo kept herself healthy by fending for her own self as a stray cat but she still showed signs of tiredness and dehydration.
40 miles away from where Janet lived, a woman found her lurking around the streets and decided to take her to Wicstun Vets in York.
“Boo was very lively as a young kitten and enjoyed the outdoors and adventuring – but would always return home,” Janet said. “We don’t know how she got all those 40 miles, it could have been any number of reasons. She has done well as a 17-year-old cat to last that long as a stray cat – it really is remarkable.”
“Despite only being five years old she still remembers me and has been my shadow ever since coming home. The other two cats are not impressed, but hopefully, Boo is finally home for good.”
The vets explained the emotional reunion of Boo and Janet. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the building,” a spokesperson for the vet said. “Boo recognized her mum straight away and within minutes the two were thoroughly enjoying plenty of face rubs, cuddles, and meows.”
The vet got Janet’s number from microchip data implanted in Boo in 2001. The vets emphasised a lot on why microchipping your pet is important.
This was Boo before she went missing.
Janet looked for her everywhere for about a year.
This was the distance Boo had covered during the 13 years.
“I got a call on Thursday to say I had a cat missing.”
“I thought it was weird, but I couldn’t believe it when I got to the vets and they had her there and she still remembered me.”
“I don’t know where she had been, I think possibly a stray but kept being fed by strangers or catching her own food.”
Their reunion was a very emotional scene.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the building.”
“Boo recognised her mum straight away and within minutes the two were thoroughly enjoying plenty of face rubs, cuddles and meows.”
Microchip your pets in case they get lost!
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