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A CAT who went missing five months ago has turned up in Tamworth – 140 miles away from her home.Twiglet, disappeared without trace from her home in East Anglia last September.
She was handed in to vets at Companion Care in Pets At Home on Tamworth’s Ventura Park earlier this week after being picked up by a concerned retail park shopper.And they say the rescued cat is in surprisingly “good condition” despite her mammoth cross country trek from her Suffolk home.
The domestic, black and white, tortoiseshell cat went missing just a fortnight before owner Gemma Waldock was due to give birth to her second child, James, who is now five months old.
Her disappearance also followed just three weeks after the family had moved to a new home.
Despite an extensive search for Twiglet, Gemma, husband 32-year-old Peter and two-year-old daughter Eleanor had given up hope of ever seeing their first and only family pet ever again. A delighted Gemma, aged 29, of Stowmarket, said: “We are amazed that she’s been found safe and well. Twiglet’s shy and timid, like me, which is why she stood out to us when we went to pick her from the rescue centre. “But we think that’s probably why she has survived so long because she would shy away from cars and anything scary.
“We’ve no clue why she ended up in Tamworth. She was always a house cat and not one to venture far. We had definitely given up hope of finding her.
“Because she’d been microchipped and we’d not heard from anyone we assumed she’d been run over although we hoped that maybe another family had taken her in and decided to keep her. “Eleanor kept going to the cat flap looking for her and we just didn’t know what to say. I think she’ll beam when she sees Twiglet, who will meet our new addition to the family for the first time too. We’re excited and delighted she’s coming home.”
Twiglet will be reunited with the family at the weekend
Source The Birmingham Mail author: Justine Halifax - the full story is below