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Owner shocked when she finds out where her missing cat was for the past 6 years

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 A delighted owner was reunited with her long-lost cat, six years after the kitty went missing. And the moral to this story is pretty clear: get your pets microchipped!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 21/07/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

In 2014, Gizmo went out on his daily adventures and never returned home. 

Gizmo goes missing

His cat-mum, Zoe Foster, was devastated. So she did what every other loving owner would do. Zoe put up missing posters, called the local vets, and shared the story online. 

But nothing worked, leaving Zoe with a kitten-shaped hole in her heart. Speaking to the Metro, Zoe said: 

"It was like he'd vanished. It was awful. He was only tiny when I got him. He was always by my side."

Still, Zoe never gave up hope.

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"It was really strange," she said. "I always knew he was going to come home."

And Zoe was proved right last week after she received a call from a vet saying they found Gizmo!

The little critter was living with a lady in a town eight and a half miles away from Zoe's home. She'd taken Gizmo in, thinking he was a local stray.

Vets discovered Gizmo's true identity after the unnamed woman brought him in for a neutering operation. Thankfully, Gizmo had a microchip containing all of Zoe's details!

Microchipping is so important

Zoe is delighted to have her baby back, although how he managed to stray so far from home remains a mystery.

But Gizmo is back where he belongs now, and that's all that really matters.