A cat owner who rescued a stray kitten from Cyprus was devastated after he went missing – but five months later, they have been reunited thanks to his microchip.
Karen Jarvis, 48, of Windsor Road, Pitstone, rescued black and white moggy Dave along with his ‘stepsister’ Fluffy from the Mediterranean isle in 2013 after falling in love with them on holiday.
But when the two-year-old cat went missing in June Karen’s posters, leaflets, Facebook posts and daily searches proved futile.
Yet last week, Karen had a call from St John’s Veterinary Surgery in Berkhamsted to say Dave had been brought in with an injured paw after being found by a gentleman called Phil Wood in Dagnall – five miles away from Pitstone.
IT project manager Karen, who lives with husband Adrian, said: “The reunion was really emotional – Dave was purring away.
“I had day-dreamed about that moment for months, and I never gave up hope.
“It just shows that microchipping and keeping the contact details up to date is so important.”
Karen believes Dave could have jumped in a car or van and ended up in Dagnall because of his curious nature.
She said: “But I’ll guess we’ll never know what he really got up to!”
> Karen’s neighbour Mary Humprhis is still searching for her tabby cat Tia, who went missing four days after Dave back in June. She is pictured above – if anyone has any information, please call Mary on 07814 566935.