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Missing cat is found 13 YEARS after vanishing from owners' house

Missing cat is found 13 YEARS after vanishing from owners’ house after he was brought into adoption centre and staff scanned his microchip

  • Black male cat called Jess vanished from his owners’ house in 2008  
  • He was not seen for seven years before turning up at a stranger’s house in 2015 
  • Jess was taken in to the Isle of Wight Cats Protection Adoption Centre in Ryde, where staff scanned him and found his original owner’s details logged

A wandering cat has been found 13 years after going missing.

The black feline, called Jess, vanished from his worried owners’ house in 2008 – and was not seen for seven years before turning up at a stranger’s house in 2015.

Jess, now 16, was taken in as a stray for six years but his new owner in Binstead, Isle of Wight, did not get his microchip scanned.

Yesterday he was taken in to the Isle of Wight Cats Protection Adoption Centre in Ryde, where staff scanned him and found his original owner’s details logged.

They then made the call to their shocked owners – who have since moved – that their missing cat had been found.

They joked the naughty animal will probably be grounded after is adventures.

The black feline, called Jess, vanished from his worried owners’ house in 2008 – and was not seen for seven years before turning up at a stranger’s house in 2015

An Isle of Wight Cats Protection Adoption Centre spokesman said: ‘Yesterday we took in a cat from Binstead who had turned up as a stray six years ago and moved in.

‘On asking if it had ever been scanned, the answer was ”No”.

‘Did the cat have a microchip? Oh yes.

‘And the details were up to date even though the owners had moved since the cat went missing.

‘That was one phone call the owners weren’t expecting.’

The spokesperson added: ‘So here is Jess, 16-year-old male cat.

‘We thought goodness, missing for six years and then the owners said they hadn’t seen him for 13 years.

Jess, now 16, was taken in as a stray for six years but his new owner in Binstead (pictured), Isle of Wight, did not get his microchip scanned

‘Wow, the power of the microchip.

‘If only Jess could tell us about his adventures, think he’ll be grounded for a while now.

‘So if your cat’s not chipped, book it ASAP with your vet.’

Local Sherie Allan replied to the social media post: ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing so glad you found his owners such a beautiful boy.’

Jenny Shier added: ‘Wow what a story.’

Tina Grant said: ‘Aww how wonderful.’

The average lifespan for a domestic cat is 16 years.

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