Cat and owner reunited after three years apart

Jasmine Easey with her cat Floyd
Jasmine Easey with her cat Floyd

Cherwell Cats Protection has helped reunite a Brackley resident with her cat after it had been missing for nearly three years.

Floyd went missing soon after his owner Jasmine Easey moved to Brackley from Norfolk in 2011.

Last year, the charity was contacted by a lady in Croughton who had been looking after a stray cat for some time and, after taking him to the vets, found that he had been micro-chipped.

Through the chip the charity was able to contact the owner, who quickly identified the stray as Floyd. Floyd had been with his owner since he was a kitten and although he appeared to be a much older cat when he was found due to his unkempt condition, he was only three years old.

Pat Murdoch, Cherwell Cats Protection co-ordinator, said: “It’s quite a mystery how Floyd travelled from Brackley to Croughton, but thanks to the kind lady who took him in and his being micro-chipped he is now home where he belongs and his owner is overjoyed to have him back.”

Cherwell Cats Protection is the local branch of a national charity and covers Banbury and Brackley and villages in between. Its aim is to bring unwanted or stray cats into care and then to rehome them and it relies on volunteers who foster cats until they can be rehomed. Anyone interested can ring Pat on 07716 596212 to find out more.