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Long lost Milo returns home for Valentine’s Day!

A cat that went missing from his home for two-and-a-half years has been reunited with his owners on Valentine’s Day by leading feline welfare charity Cats Protection.

Black-and-white cat Milo, from Yeovil, was last seen by his owners, the Churchill Family, in late-2004 before he disappeared. Despite their best efforts to find him, the heartbroken family reluctantly accepted that he had gone for good.

However, Milo re-appeared in February, looking healthy and well in a garden just two miles away. Concerned that he may be a stray, the owner of the garden contacted Cats Protection’s Yeovil and District Branch.

Luckily, Milo had been microchipped, so, after a quick scan of the ’chip, the Branch contacted the Churchills with the happy news that they had found their long-lost cat!

Jacqui Churchill said: ‘We are overjoyed that Milo is back with us. He is his usual affectionate self and acts like he’s never been away. I just wish he could tell us where he has been for the last two-and-a-half years!’

Nicola Way, Cats Protection’s Regional Development Manager, said: ‘I’m pleased that Milo has been reunited with his family. It illustrates that microchipping your pet cat can really increase the chances of a happy reunion if he should go missing.

Microchipping is a safe and permanent form of identification, and is no more painful than an injection. It can be performed by your local vet so why not consider getting your cat ’chipped?’
Jacqui agrees: ‘I’m so pleased I had Milo microchipped, as it is the main reason that we have been reunited. I think it is one of the best investments that I have ever made!’