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22-year-old cat reunited with owners

Friday, 24th February 2012

A 22-year-old cat that needs pet medication for epilepsy has been reunited with his owners after going missing at the end of January.

Sooty, a black cat, was picked up by the SSPCA after a member of the public reported a sick cat walking around Aberdeen.

He was treated for an infection at the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre and staff at the centre then managed to track down his concerned owners.

He had been microchipped but his details had not been updated, so staff contacted the vet where Sooty had been registered, who was then able to provide contact details of Sooty’s family.

Owner Sonia McQuade said: "We are just so grateful to the Scottish SPCA for finding and caring for our little Sooty.

"Hilary and I still can't believe he is alive. He really is a miracle cat who must have 90 lives rather than nine!"

Sooty had originally been rehomed by the centre in 2000. Ms McQuade added that she was overjoyed that her cat had managed to survive without his epilepsy medication for three weeks.