The Scottish SPCA has reunited a cat with this owner – three years after he msysteriously vanished from his Fife home.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Thursday (October 13) after a member of the public spotted the cat in her garden in Cupar.
A microchip scan established the cat, named Jingle, was registered to an address around 20 miles away.
Robert Ward, animal rescue officer, said: “The member of the public who called us noticed Jingle struggling to walk in her garden.
”When I scanned him for a microchip, I discovered he was 14 years old and belonged to a lady in Kirkcaldy.
“I called his owner to let her know I had found him and she couldn’t believe it as Jingle had been missing for over three years.
“I travelled back down to Kirkcaldy with Jingle to reunite him with his owner and she was so happy to see him again.
“We are so pleased we could reunite Jingle with his owner after such a long time away from home. Sometimes the nature of our job means we have to deal with difficult or upsetting situations however, happy endings such as this make it all worthwhile.”
He added: “This story also highlights the benefits of microchipping your pets as without a microchip, it is unlikely Jingle would ever have found his way home.”