A blind and deaf 12 year old indoor cat who went missing three weeks ago is safely back home.
Ellie had been living in a man’s garden in the Brooklands area of Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, UK for a few weeks after getting out of the house and going missing. She was picked up from a middle school’s playing field on June 1 and taken to the Heath and Reach Veterinary Surgery, where she was initially classified as a stray. She had no collar or microchip and she’d been roughing it on her own. The vet’s realized, though, that the well-cared for and disoriented cat must be someone’s pet and turned to social media for help in hopes of sending her back home.
The Leighton-Buzzard Observer has been following the story, and helped in the effort to find kitty’s family. LBO quotes Katie Chandler, from the vets, saying Thursday: “Today she was reunited with her owner after another local vets rang to say they had a record of a cat matching her description reported missing a few weeks ago.
“She is normally a house cat but had somehow managed to get out and being both blind and deaf couldn’t find her way home.”
Heath and Reach Vets shared the good news at Facebook Thursday, writing: “Earlier this week we posted that an old and blind stray cat had been brought into us. Today we are pleased to announce her owner has been found. Ellie is both deaf and blind and is normally a house cat. She had been missing for 3 weeks. Her owner Liz pictured [above] is very pleased to be reunited with her. Thank you all for sharing [Ellie’s] photo.”
Liz Woolhead wrote: “I was amazed to get a phone call after Ellie had been missing for nearly 3 weeks. Thanks to everyone at Heath and Reach Vets for looking after her and ringing me today – it made my day and Ellie is now well settled back at home. We missed her so much!”