Many pets disappear after a move. They lose their orientation and if they are used to going out like many cats, they may not find their way back to their new home if they have ventured too far. That’s what happened to a pussy called Sandy and who lives in Napier, in New Zealand. A story told by NZ Herald.
She and her owner Pauline White had moved in 6 weeks earlier, when on 3 March 2022 the 6-year-old cat disappeared. His owner had noticed his disappearance around 9.30pm local time that evening. She then made several round trips between her new home and the old one with the idea that Sandy might have wanted to go back. Despite her incessant research, she had no news of the cat.
The longer time passed, the more she thought about her chances of finding Sandy was shrinking. The situation remained unchanged until the beginning of October, i.e. 7 months later.
” I was starting to lose hope, but there was always that little something “, leaves Pauline White tells of the time a crisis center located 20 kilometers further south called her with the news that she thought impossible.
“I would never have seen her again if she hadn’t been chipped”
His interlocutor, an employee of the refuge SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Hastingsexplained it to him Sandy had just been brought there. The vet had put her through an ID chip reader. ” I probably would never have seen her again if she hadn’t been chipped. “, continues the mistress to the animal.
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Sandy returned home safe and sound. Since their reunion, Pauline White take precautions to prevent further escape. ” She stays inside until I buy her a little harness with her name on it “.
Waiting, Sandy rests and quietly finds his bearings at home.