Emotional reunion after cat traces former owner to new home at care facility
Staff at a care home noticed a cat hanging around the building and later found that Cleo had followed her petmom there. Cleo and the woman have been reunited and the cat can stay at the home.
Staff at the Bramley House care home in the village of Westcott, Nr Dorking, Surrey, UK say they were amazed at the discovery that Cleo had found her petmom, Nancy Cowan, who recently moved into the home.
Nancy adopted Cleo when she found her as a stray in Richmond and the pair moved to Westcott eight years ago.
Six weeks ago, Nancy moved from The Paddock, also in the village, to the nearby Bramley House and left Cleo in the care of her former neighbors.
Bramley House employee Laura Costello told the local paper the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser: “About two weeks after Nancy moved in this cat just started turning up and sleeping on the benches outside the home. It was very strange.”
Staff liked the friendly cat but didn’t think much of her sudden appearance until about two weeks later.
Laura Costello continued telling the story, saying: “One of the other carers picked her up one day and Nancy said, ‘That cat looks like my cat.’
“Then she said ‘But my cat lost part of her tail in a traffic accident’. The carer looked at the cat she was holding and realized part of its tail was missing.
“Then Nancy’s sister came round and said she definitely was Cleo.”
Cleo and Nancy were reunited, and Cleo is now a resident at the home.
Bramley House has pledged to give Cleo a home for as long as she needs one.
Fiona Collins, also on staff at the home, added: “I have no idea how she’s found her. It’s quite spooky in a way.”
4 thoughts on “Emotional reunion follows as cat traces her petmom to residential facility”
what a wonderful story and better because they let her stay in her new home!
Wish we were allowed to do that in Canada !!
I just love this story. Another testament as to how strong the bond is between us & our furry friends, be they dog or cat! I really don’t know why these homes don’t allow their residents to keep their companion animals if they are still able to maintain care of them. The research studies have proven that companion animals are good for alot of different conditions we have as we get older, as well as saving the heartbreak of having to give up our precious pets. They should just start new policies that allow companion animals to remain with their people & hire a person dedicated to take care of feeding, etc. of said animals. It may even make the jobs easier for the human care givers!