07:09PM, Wednesday 15 July 2015
A pet owner from Windsor is searching for the person that looked after her cat for the two years it was missing.
Gerry Hey put out a plea on social media last week.
Her cat Spiral went missing when she moved to Springfield Road in June 2010.
After six months of knocking on doors and putting up posters, the 46-year-old gave up and thought she would never find her cat again.
More than two years later, in September 2012, she received a call from Alma Veterinary Hospital in Alma Road saying her cat had been knocked down.
At first she assumed it was one of her other cats, Luna or Spiral’s mum Rosie, but was told by the vet it was Spiral - the cat that Gerry had ‘given up for dead’.
Gerry said: “We went straight down and he was in a terrible way. He wasn’t going to survive, the injuries were horrific.
“I put my hand into the cage to say goodbye and he purred.
"The vet said he (Spiral) shouldn’t be doing that with that level of injury.”
Gerry had cancelled her insurance but the vet offered to operate on Spiral, agreeing not to charge her if he did not survive.
Against the odds the ‘most loving ginger cat’ pulled through and, despite being left blind, was able to recover.
Nearly three years on, Spiral’s owner is wondering where her cat was for more than two years.
She said: “I’m curious where he was for those two years.
"He was well looked after and he was fed.
“I often wonder, did he end up with an elderly person? Someone who didn’t know how to check his microchip?
“When we got him back, half his life he had been with someone else.
"I’d love to find out who.”
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