Greater Manchester cat found at Loch Lomond after being missing for 12 years

Tortoiseshell-and-white Georgie was three years old when she vanished.

A cat that went missing from a Greater Manchester family while they were on holiday on the shores of Loch Lomond has been located 12 years later.

Tortoiseshell-and-white Georgie spent October half-term with her owners at the Rowardennen campsite in 2008 before vanishing as they were due to return home.

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Cat located at Loch Lomond 10 years after going missing from English family Photo credit: Cat Protection/PA Wire

Despite searching the site, the three-year-old feline was nowhere to be found, with the Davies family hoping she would be located by someone and contacted through the cat’s microchip.

Georgie remained close to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park site after her family departed – being fed and cared for by campsite staff and holidaymakers coming and going over the years.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit and lockdown restrictions were imposed in the area, a concerned campsite staff member came across the cat and finally discovered its Rochdale origin after the chip was scanned by an animal charity.

Amy Davies, the cat’s owner, said: “We were heartbroken when Georgie didn’t come back on our last day at Loch Lomond.

Cat located at Loch Lomond 10 years after going missing from English family Photo credit: Cat Protection/PA Wire

“It was such a lovely surprise to hear that she was not only well but had seemingly been having a great time meeting campers.”

Lynsey Anderson, senior cat care assistant at Cats Protection’s Glasgow adoption centre, said: “We were amazed when we saw the Rochdale address on Georgie’s microchip.

“This really does highlight the importance of keeping chip details up to date.

“Without it we’d never have known Georgie’s history or been able to put Amy’s mind at rest after all this time.”

While the phone number in the chip was no longer active, an email and letter were sent in hope of reuniting the cat with its owners.

Despite the delight in finding Georgie after all these years, the pet will continue to be cared for by Cats Protection staff while they try to find her a new home.

Reporting from PA

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