A cat can go a long way over the course of his or her nine lives.
Take Ozzie, a 25-year-old feline, recently found in County Armagh, Ireland. The shocking fact: he was registered in 2000 in Sydney, Australia – a distance of 10,500 miles away.
Picked up as a stray, scouring a family’s garden for food, the search is on to find the travelling cat’s owner – and how he found his way across the world.
“The poor cat was starving but obviously had been cared for in the past because it was wearing a collar,” Gillian McMullen, co-ordinator of the Armagh Branch of Cats Protection, said to the UK’s Cats Protection organization.
A check of the cat’s microchip also revealed he had visited a vet clinic in London in 2004, but was released as a stray.
The Armagh Rescue Centre has launched an appeal for help in finding out more information on the globe-trotting cat on Facebook in hopes someone will come forward. Ozzie, also known as Tigger, is currently undergoing treatment for kidney dialysis.Read More »from Globe-trotting Aussie cat found thousands of miles away in Ireland