"Smashing" Spanish Cat Turns up in UK
A feisty tuxie found on a school playing field in Brickhill (north of London) is awaiting a reunion with his owners despite having been microchipped.
The staff at St Thomas More School in Tyne Crescent took him to Acorn House Veterinary Surgery last Friday. He was scanned for a chip, only to find he'd been registered in Spain.
A call to Spanish authorities confirmed the cat's name, but they were unable to purrvide an address. With no further clues to his identity he is now living at the vet's.
Veterinary nurse Gayle Simpkins said, "He had been hanging around the playing fields for two to three weeks but he is in very good condition.
"We think that someone has moved here and has brought the cat with them and then he has gone missing.
"The Spanish authorities did tell us his name but we are calling him Juan so that someone who is not his owner doesn't come forward.
"He is a smashing character, he loves his food and loves to play."
Although the friendly cat has had many offers of a new home, the staff at Acorn House are hoping to track down his owners.
Gayle added: "He was wearing a collar without a tag.
"He is obviously lost and we hope his owners are going to come forward, we are pretty sure he hasn't travelled all the way from Spain."
If you're Juan's owner, or if you can point them in the right direction, call Acorn House at 01234 261836
REMINDER: Microchipping is a good way to find your lost cat, but it's not a complete solution. You should also make sure your cat is wearing a collar with a bell and an ID tag (like TogetherTag). The bell will help you locate your cat before she gets too far from home, and the tag will help ensure that you're reunited as soon as possible. Read more on The Cat's Meow's Guide to Pet Recovery.
[SOURCE: Bedford Today]