On Tuesday evening we received a call from one of our Clients who lives in Kellas, Angus, regarding a cat who had been trying to get into her house throughout the day.
Having not recognised the cat, she contacted our Broughty Ferry practice and brought her down to be scanned for a microchip.
Emily, one of our Vets, scanned the cat to find she was fortunately chipped, allowing us to search the main databases for her owner.
Her name was Bella and she was registered to an address in Collessie, near Cupar in Fife.
Fearful that she had been rehomed locally and new owners had not updated Bella’s record, we contacted the listed owner to speak to them about Bella.
Her owners, worried about Bella’s disappearance, had been searching all around the fields where she lives, posting on local social media pages and asking around the local neighbourhood of any sightings of her.
There was no way they could ever have imagined that Bella had somehow made the 23 mile journey from Collessie in Fife, over the Tay Bridge and onto Kellas in Angus.
After a short stay at our Broughty Ferry practice and some well deserved attention from all our nursing staff, Bella was today reunited with her owners for her trip back over the water.
We did try to quiz her on how she managed to get all the way across here, but she was keeping her lips tightly sealed.
This does highlight the importance of ensuring Cats are microchipped. Bella’s owners had feared the worst, and we’re really pleased we managed to help reunite this family by the help of a tiny chip.
A happy end to Bella’s big adventure! x