When the SPCA rang the Mabey family in Wellington on Saturday to say their cat had been found, it came as a bit of a shock.
“I said, ‘I hope you haven’t, because our cat died three months ago and we don’t really want a zombie cat,’ ” Andrew Mabey said.
But the SPCA insisted it definitely had a live cat, and staff had checked its microchip.
Her name was Getti, and she did indeed belong to the Mabeys – except she’d disappeared nine years ago.
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Mabey and his wife, who live in Newlands, went to the SPCA on Sunday, and recognised Getti straight away.
“She looked very very homeless, and dirty and skinny. She’s now home and we washed her last night and de-flead her,” Andrew Mabey said.
“She …
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