27 Jun Southend cat reunited with his family after nine years
by Matthew Martino
Missing for nine years but never forgotten, Frankie the cat was finally reunited with his family thanks to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and a microchip.
Frankie, went missing in Southend, Essex in 2008 when he was still a young cat just starting out in life.
When he went missing, his desperate owners had put up posters, called the local council and asked around their neighbours but to no avail. Paul and Sadia French had to admit defeat and thought they’d never see their beloved pet again.
Paul said: “We were out celebrating Father’s Day when we received the call from Battersea. We were so shocked when they told us they had found our Frankie but felt no hesitation in coming in. It was like going back in time. Both Sadia and I are so thrilled to get Frankie back in our lives.”
Nine years later and 45 miles away, an 11-year-old cat was brought into Battersea London because the owner could no longer look after the cat due to personal circumstances. The cat they called ‘Kitty’ had been taken in as a stray, and Kitty’s owner lovingly took care of her new-found feline friend for seven years.