Missing Cat Reunited with Owner after 1 Year and 30 Miles Travelled


A cat who spent a year away from home has been reunited with its owner following a 30 mile journey from Dunbar to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in Seafield.

The cat, affectionately nicknamed ‘Dora the Explorer’ by the Home’s staff, navigated her way to their door following an adventurous journey across the East Lothian coastline. After numerous local sightings of a stray cat on Portobello Prom, it was eventually brought in by a member of the public and scanned for a microchip. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Staff discovered that her real name was Ginny and she had travelled all the way from her home in Dunbar.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s Director of Operations Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine said:

“Ginny has been on quite an adventure during her year away from her owner. We had numerous reports in recent months of a cat living by the sea just minutes from the Home, and we were delighted when she was finally brought in and discovered to have an up-to-date microchip. We were able to contact the owner immediately and needless to say she was thrilled.

“Our success rate in reuniting lost animals with their owners is 55% meaning that happy endings are common at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. However it’s not every day that we find a cat who has been missing for such a long period of time. We are thrilled to have been able to reunite Ginny with her owner.”

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