DELIGHTED Vicky Swainson is reunited with her cat Gucci — 12 years after he went missing.
Vicky Swainson, 31, was 19 when Gucci leapt into an allotment and vanished as she was moving home.
Vicky Swainson, 31, lost her cat Gucci but was finally reunited with her moggy who had disappeared for 12 years[/caption]
Vicky was moving house in 2008 when Gucci vanished[/caption]
For months she made the two-mile trip back to her old house to put up wanted posters and hunt in vain for the three-year-old cat.
Then two weeks ago a vet rang to say they found a microchip with her details while examining Gucci.
A local cat lover had been feeding him in the street as a stray for years.
She took him to the vet because he was getting thin.
Vicky, of Leeds, said: “When I got the call I was in total shock, I couldn’t even process what was happening.
“I went to get him and as soon as I picked him up he purred.
A local cat lover took him to the vet as he was getting thin and the vet found a microchip, which led to ‘a crazy and surreal phone call’ for Vicky[/caption]
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“It was such a crazy and surreal phone call – I was pinching myself.
“It really was a one in a million chance.
“I don’t think I’ll ever believe I have him back, even if I’m holding him.”
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