It’s Jingle all the way home for a missing moggy after a whopping three year absence
There’s a very happy ending to the tragic tail of a Fife cat now reunited with its loving owner — but no-one is any the wiser where the grey and white cat has been.
Missing from home in Kirkcaldy, Jingle was eventually picked up 20 miles away in north east Fife, but his whereabouts in between times remain a mystery.
The Scottish SPCA has reunited the happy cat with his owner after he went missing from his Kirkcaldy home.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after a member of the public spotted the cat in her garden in Cupar.
A microchip scan established the cat, named Jingle, was registered to an address around 20 miles away.
Animal rescue officer Robert Ward said: “The member of the public who called us noticed Jingle struggling to walk in her garden.
“When I scanned him for a microchip, I discovered he was 14 years old and belonged to a lady in Kirkcaldy.
“I called his owner to let her know I had found him and she couldn’t believe it as Jingle had been missing for over three years.”
He travelled back down to Kirkcaldy with Jingle to reunite him with his owner and said “she was so happy to see him again”.
“We are so pleased we could reunite Jingle with his owner after such a long time away from home,” Mr Ward continued.
“Sometimes the nature of our job means we have to deal with difficult or upsetting situations.
“However, happy endings such as this make it all worthwhile.”
But Mr Ward said the story highlighted the benefits of microchipping pets.
“Without a microchip, it is unlikely Jingle would ever have found his way home.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999999.