The power of Facebook has reunited a North Wales cat with its owner, after they were separated for an unbelievable ten weeks.
An injured tabby-and-white stray cat, named Beatrix, was collected by RSPCA Cymru on 4 November; found walking on three legs and in need of veterinary care in the Sychdyn, Mold area.
It was later discovered that the cat had first gone missing from her Flint home on 13 September.
Following treatment, which included antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication, the cat was placed in a boarding establishment before being based at the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.
In the hunt for the cat’s owner, the RSPCA exhausted numerous avenues as part of the search – including putting up posters locally, leaving cards at local properties, and adding the cat to lost-and-found websites.
However, it was the power of social media that ensured Beatrix found her owners – and the cat, who has now been microchipped, has settled back into her Flint home brilliantly.
John and Catherine Jones, Beatrix’s owners said:
“Late one Sunday evening, our friend called us to mention that they’d spotted a Facebook post about our missing Beatrix. When we logged-on and saw it was our cat we were absolutely amazed.
“After 10 weeks, we are flabbergasted but over the moon to have our cat back. It’s been a hugely emotional time.
“Beatrix has settled back in brilliantly. Her son also lives with us, and it’s like the two of them had never been apart. She’s also back sleeping in her usual spot!
“We’ve now got Beatrix microchipped, and are just so relieved to have her home – so we’re really grateful to RSPCA Cymru for all they’ve done.”
Victoria Williams, manager of RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, said:
“We are so glad we were able to find Beatrix’s owner, and it is amazing to hear that she has settled back in straight away.
“This story also highlights the importance of identifying our pets. Beatrix is one of the latest cats in North Wales to be microchipped, which is a fantastic way to identify an animal permanently and effectively.”
RSPCA Cymru and Cats Protection run, in partnership, a cat neutering and microchipping project in Wales, where eligible owners can get their pet cat neutered and microchipped for only £5. Detailed information on whether you can apply, and participating vets, can be found here.
If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 and one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.