When Helen contacted us to update us with the brilliant news about Mimi she also had some more good news to share.
When Helen was younger she was living with her mum and sister they had three cats Ollie, Ettie and Harriet. However when Helen moved out her mum decided to downsize as the house was a bit too large. Unfortunately on the day of the move Ollie, the most timid of the three cats, ran off. Helen, her mum and sister looked everywhere for weeks and weeks, they posted flyers through letter boxes, asked everyone they passed if they had seen him and kept in contact with their old neighbours on a weekly basis hoping that he would be found. Sadly after three years of searching they had all but given up hope of Ollie ever being found again.
Then, out of the blue last week, Helen received a number of missed calls from an unknown number and then a hysterical voice mail from her mum. It would appear, that after all this time, Ollie had finally been found.
The missed calls were from S.A.R.A (Saltburn animal rescue) they had just had a ginger tom handed to them. They scanned for a chip and Helens details popped up. After lots of tears, and a bottle of bubbles, Ollie has now been reunited with the rest of the family.
Ollie has clearly been through a lot, he is apparently slightly on the tubby side and has had quite an adventure as he now only has three legs.
Ettie (his sister) is slowly adapting to having her brother back with her, unfortunately Harriet passed away from old age before Ollie was found. However Tommy and Ester, who are the latest additions to the family, love having a big brother to play with.
Helen has asked that we shared her story as an encouragement for anyone who may have lost a pet not to give up hope, but also to encourage people to get their pets chipped.