An Auckland family are overjoyed their beloved family cat Freddie has been returned to them after going missing 18 months ago.
Lisa Baillie said Freddie spent the last two weeks hanging around the Animates store at St Lukes, so staff took him to the nearby vet to have his microchip scanned.
“I just got a call out of the blue from Pet Doctors. ‘Did you have a cat called Freddie? We’ve found him,'” Baillie said.
“I think I screamed. I was at work, I just yelled when they said we’ve got a cat called Freddie, I was just in shock.”
Freddie had disappeared “basically off the face of the earth” from their home in September 2015.
Baillie was unsure why he went missing but thought it might have been because the house was on the market and Freddie had been disrupted by all the open homes and strangers coming through the house.
She reported him missing …
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