Cat reunited with owners after 3 years

Monday, 20th February 2012

A cat has been reunited with his owners after going missing from his Lanarkshire home for three years.

Sid, a black cat, was taken to the SSPCA's Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre after being found with facial injuries.

However, after he was scanned for a microchip, it was discovered that he has owners, who now live in Devon. He was quickly reunited with Maxine and Allan Mullen, who are now happy to be spoiling their pet with cat food and toys.

Ms Mullen said: "It's a miracle we've been reunited with Sid after all these years and we still can't believe it.

"It was devastating when he went missing and when we moved to England we didn't expect to see him ever again.

"Sid recognised us straight away ... It's just so great to have him back in our lives."

Lorraine Alba, centre assistant manager, added that this story highlights the benefits of microchipping pets as if Sid had not been chipped, it is unlikely he would have been reunited with his owners.