Elderly cat reunited with owners after travelling 70 miles away from home

18-year-old Amy

18-year-old Amy

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

An elderly cat wandered over 70 miles all by herself before being rescued by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

18-year-old Amy has been reunited with her baffled owners after travelling from her home in Colchester to a university campus in Greenwich.

She mysteriously arrived in the capital on Wednesday, March 19, after leaving home earlier that day.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Amy on her way home 

Fortunately someone picked Amy up and took her to Battersea Dogs and Cats home.

The charity was able to contact Amy’s stunned owners, Jacqueline and Colin Bramble, thanks to her microchip.

Mrs Bramble said: "There have been a lot of deliveries recently and she must have jumped into a van and got a ride into London.

"Thankfully, she had a chip and we are so grateful to everyone at Battersea and the people who brought her there for helping us bring her home safely. She is a very inquisitive girl, and we are so relieved to have her home after her big adventure."

Lindsey Quinlan, head of cattery at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said they have thousands of cats who arrive at Battersea every year and only 25 per cent are microchipped and without it they have no way of getting them back home.


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