Tigger the Cat lost 130 miles away from home, reunited with ownerBy Angel Cuala on Mar 22, 2013 in Animals, Europe •
A cat was recently lost 130 miles away from home in Livingston, Scotland, but was later reunited with its owner. Tigger, a two-year old cat, as shown in the photo below, reportedly jumped into the back of a van being driven by Iain Binnie, who returned home in Aberdeen and discovered the canine the following day.
Tigger the Cat
Image Credit: ScottishSPCA.org
According to a report by ScottishSPCA.org on its official website on Thursday, March 21, 2013, Binnie, 35, had been clearing furniture from a home of his relative in Dedridge, when Tigger rode on his van without his knowledge. He only learned about the cat when he checked the van the next morning.
As noted by Scottish SPCA, Binnie was kind enough to bring Tigger to their animal rescue center in Drumoak where staff checked his identity microchip, and found out that his owners are Leanne Jamieson and his 10-year old daughter, Jade.
“Tigger was none the worse for his wee journey north. He enjoyed a comfy bed and some good food in our care before we were able to return him home.” Scottish SPCA assistant manager Debbie Innes was quoted in the report.
“This just goes to show how important it is to microchip your pets as this is the most reliable way of ensuring your animal is returned to you should it ever go missing.” Innes added, with Tigger now being reunited to his worried owners.
“My daughter Jade was quite upset when she found out Tigger had managed to travel all the way up to Aberdeen.” Jamieson said, noting that Jade has already posted posters all around the street looking for Tigger and was very thankful when their cat was returned to them.
“This isn’t the first time he’s gone missing. He’s quite a greedy boy and a neighbor nearby was feeding him. She believed he was a stray as he kept coming back for food. He ended up being picked up and taken to a cat rescue in Bonnyrigg.” Jamieson added.
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