Max the Cat is Reunited with Sally

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Raystede Center for Animal Welfare in  Ringmer, East Sussex UK, recently reunited a cat named Max with the woman who’d missed him for over four years.

Raystede writes:
“Max the cat was believed stolen over 4 and a half years ago. Brought in to us as a stray, when we scanned his microchip Sally’s details popped up. Luckily her phone number was still the same and after over 4 and a half years of looking for him Sally was reunited with Max.”

Sally Tupping and her cat Max’s story was told in The Argus.

Max was 15 months old when he disappeared in 2008.  Sally, who is now recovering from breast cancer, put up posters and searched for her missing cat and never completely gave up hope of getting him back. “Just last week I found some old pictures of him and never gave up hope,” she said in the Argus feature from earlier this month.

Max had been living as a stray when a local family took him in. A scan at Raystede found a microchip, and even though Sally had moved since Max’s disappearance, she kept the same cel phone number, so the animal centre was able to easily reach her with the good news that her long-lost cat had been found.

“I am so elated,” sally said. “I got Max as a kitten after another cat had died.”

Describing the reunion, Sally said, “He started kissing me again. He has done nothing but purr and is really settling in.

Raystede Center for Animal Welfare hopes the public will take two lessons from this happy reunion story: That it is important to get stray cats checked for microchips, and that pet owners need to keep their contact information up to date with the company keeping their chip data.




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