‘Fairly loopy story’: Lacking Auckland cat returns after greater than three years

Days became years and Isabel Connor by no means thought she’d see Leo once more. Picture / Provided

Isabel Connor is thrilled to have Leo the cat again along with her, after not seeing her feline companion for greater than three-and-a-half years.

Leo went lacking in June 2018, when Connor lived in Westmere.

“We seemed for ages, put his litter and meals outdoors to assist him discover his means, posted on native Fb teams and had no luck,” his proprietor recalled.

Days became weeks, that became months, that became years and Connor, who moved to Botany two years in the past, misplaced all hope of ever seeing her beloved Leo once more.

“We assumed the worst and thought we’d by no means see him once more.”

Leo is now settling into life in his new Botany home. Photo / Supplied
Leo is now settling into life in his new Botany house. Picture / Provided

However this month Connor acquired a cellphone name saying Leo had been discovered.

“Over three years later, on Friday, we get a name from the vet to say Leo has been discovered and his microchip was scanned. A beautiful girl, Rebecca, not too long ago moved to the group and located him hanging round and scanned him from her home. As soon as we confirmed it was him, we needed to try to catch him,” Connor stated.

She put a name out on the native Fb group, with pictures of Leo, asking anybody who noticed him to attempt to get him inside so she may choose him up.

Leo wasn’t overly pleasant and it took three days to have the ability to get him and put him in a cat service so he could possibly be reunited together with his house owners.

Connor nonetheless cannot fairly consider her cat is alive and nicely and has thanked the Westmere group for serving to to reunite him together with his household.

“It is nonetheless just a little surreal,” she instructed the Herald after getting Leo again, now settling into his new Botany house.

“I am just a little shocked that just one particular person acquired him scanned throughout the three years he is been on the market however am grateful for anybody who has fed or patted him. He is house and completely satisfied now, purring as I scratch his chin.”

Leo’s whereabouts of the previous three years may very nicely stay a thriller – however, for Connor, an important factor is that he’s house, protected and sound. And he is taught her a terrific lesson on by no means giving up hope.


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