She takes months to gain the trust of a stray cat and discovers that he was lost 10 years ago

Izzy’s owners never expected to find this cat they had lost track of for a decade. However, he had resurfaced in a village in the south of England, where a kind-hearted woman was determined to come to his aid.

A lost cat was found 10 years later thanks to its ID chip and the person who took care of it for months, reported the Bournemouth Echo.

Theresa Baker reside Hightowna rural town located near Ringwood in the county of Hampshire. Last spring, she had noticed a clearly hungry stray cat. As she did with other wild cats, she had started feeding him daily.

The animal, of a wary nature, however did not allow itself to be approached. His benefactress, however, continued to show him that she only wanted him well. She knew she was going to earn his trust eventually.

In April, she had contacted the association Cat Protection about her. She had posted photos of him on the networks in the hope that someone would recognize him, but there had been no return.

Illustration of the article: It takes months to gain the trust of a stray cat and discovers that it was lost 10 years ago
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It was only after several months that Theresa Baker succeeded in winning the friendship of the cat, who finally allowed himself to be petted and carried without putting up any resistance. She immediately called Stella Dipintovolunteer at Cat Protectionand the latter came with an ID chip reader.

The 2 women discovered that the quadruped was indeed wearing one, and were stunned when she revealed that he had been reported missing in… 2012!

“She was shocked when I said we found Izzy”

Stella Dipinto went to the address indicated, without knowing if the owner was still there. It was indeed the case. The lady did not hide her surprise or her emotion when she heard the news. ” She was shocked when I said we found Izzy. She was in shock and in disbelief “says the volunteer.

Get in touch with Theresa Bakershe concluded with the latter that the best for Izzy was for him to stay at her place Hightown. He leads a happy life there and receives all the care and attention he needs from her. Bringing him back to his initial mistress and imposing a new change of environment on him could only disturb him. Theresa Baker thus officially became the new owner ofIzzy.

Along with him, his brother Ozzy had also disappeared in 2012. He remains untraceable to this day, but the return ofIzzy gives hope. Their former mistress thinks they were stolen together before being abandoned when they discovered they were castrated.

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