Limmy with the Biggs familyA cat found lost in Cardiff with a microchip registered to Cyprus has been reunited with his happy and relieved owners, following a successful RSPCA Cymru appeal.

Limmy, a ginger cat, had been missing from his owners – the Biggs family – since 22 August.

The ginger and white cat was found by a member of the public in the Butetown / Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff on 15 October, snuffling and sneezing. They alerted the RSPCA, which prompted a search for the owner from the charity.

Fortunately, this appeal for information was widely shared by members of the public – and was spotted by the cat’s owners on social media.

Gaynor Biggs – from the Grangetown area of the city – came forward and confirmed the cat had been missing from her family home for more than two months.

Limmy had been imported to the UK from Cyprus two years ago – after Mr and Mrs Biggs fell in love with him while on holiday.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil has said she is “delighted” at reuniting Limmy with his owners, heralding the reunion as “one of the most rewarding parts of the job”.

Gaynor Biggs, Limmy’s owner, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news – somebody tagged me on social media in a lost and found cats group, who were sharing the RSPCA Cymru appeal.

“We were devastated to have lost Limmy, and I had started to think I would never see him again – so I was absolutely delighted to hear he had been found.

“Limmy came from Cyprus, and is one of five rescue cats we have imported from the same area. My husband Malcolm, and son Gavin, are so happy to have him safely back home, and we’re so grateful to the RSPCA, and the kind family who found him.”

Inspector McNeil added: “It was absolutely fantastic to receive the message that our appeal for information had been spotted by the cat’s owners. I’m absolutely delighted we were able to return Limmy home, with incidents like this truly one of the most rewarding parts of the job.

“Remarkably, it was more than two months between Limmy getting lost and being returned home – but RSPCA Cymru is just so pleased we were able to secure such a happy ending for cat and owners!”

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