There’s a happy ending to the tail of a Fife cat feared drowned.
A police investigation was launched last week amid claims 10-year-old Mitsy had been thrown into a watercourse near Linburn Road in Dunfermline.
The much-loved black and white cat belonging to Shirley Pow had not been seen since.
However, the relieved animal lover contacted The Courier to say Mitsy is now safely back at home, dirty and hungry but otherwise uninjured.
“She must have been starving, all she’s done since she came home is ate and slept.”
Thanking everyone who helped look for Mitsy, Shirley said: “I am very grateful. I’m so relieved.
“She is part of our family, one of our furry babies.”
Mitsy had been missing since Sunday October 15 when it is alleged a youngster scaled a fence and threw her in the water.
Shirley, 55, clung to hope Mitsy was simply lost and not seriously hurt.
Having only lived in the area for a year, she said Mitsy didn’t normally venture far when she went out.
She was “filled with horror” when informed what might have happened.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the claims Mitsy may have been harmed in the Calais View area.
An ecstatic Shirley said: “She was found on Friday afternoon – one of my daughter’s friends found her.
“She phoned me to say she wasn’t sure if it was my cat or not, and she waited while I arrived.
“It was Mitsy, rather dirty and hungry but other than that she was fine.
“She was found a couple of streets away, so maybe she was gradually finding her way down the street home to me.
“It is such a relief and I am very grateful to Julie Campbell who found her.”
Shirley had handed over flowers and chocolate as a sign of her gratitude to Julie and added her thanks to friends and the local community.
“Everybody has been looking for her, the response has been great,” she said.