According to UPI, a British woman was reunited with her cat after a devastating seven-year separation. It turned out that the cat had been residing just 300 yards away from her the entire time.
Following a dispute with his sibling, Nero, Stephanie Barstow of Corby, Northamptonshire, notified Wales Online that her Bengal cat, Duke, had not returned home in January 2017.
After months of looking, Barstow said she gave up trying to find the cat.
But after almost ten years, Barstow’s world changed with a single knock—her long-lost Duke was finally found. Her cat was found; a veterinarian informed her when he knocked on her door.
“She asked me if I was the owner of a cat called Duke—I couldn’t believe it,” recalled Barstow.
“She told me he was discovered at a factory around 300 yards from my house. I just started crying because I was so stunned.”
It turns out that Duke wasn’t really lost in the woods. In a welcoming factory, where employees provided for his warmth and food, he had started a new life. However, his microchip disclosing his former name allowed him to land at the veterinarian when the factory became hazardous.
Regretfully, Barstow’s contact details were out of date. The news of Duke’s return erased years of worry, and the determined vet found her.
A reunion that was both heartbreaking and happy ensued. Remaining together was difficult due to changes like a new dog and baby, so Barstow, with a heavy heart, sought Duke’s ideal new home to provide his happiness at last.