Eight and a half years ago one of our cats wandered off in the middle of winter. We searched and postered and followed so many false sightings, but Moon Unit was gone. We thought she was gone for good. I told myself that she'd found a lovely new family and was living the catty high life.
Fast forward to this summer. We got an email from the microchipping people. A cat has been found in France - a cat rescue group picked her up when rescuing strays. Is she ours? It seems impossible - but a quick exchange of photos proves that it is indeed the same cat. We'll never know how she got to France, but she's coming home on the ferry from Calais.
ADAD have been amazing - tracking us down, with difficulty, from out of date microchip information, sorting out vet care and a pet passport for little Moon Unit, fostering her until she can travel legally, and keeping us supplied with pictures of the globetrotting moggie and news of her progress.
If you'd like to help Moon Unit say thank you to her rescuers you can donate here to help more cats like Moon Unit find a safe home to live in. I'll transfer all the money raised to Aide et de Défense des Animaux en Détresse once this project finishes.