Way back in 2005, Janet Adamowicz’s cat Boo disappeared. Boo, a grey and white tabby, was just four-years-old. Adamowicz searched for the cat, but didn’t find her. Now, 13 years later, the old cat is finally back home. Boo–now 17-years-old, turned up at a vet’s office as a stray, but was identified by her I.D. chip.
When Boo first went missing, Adamowicz plastered the lampposts in Harrogate, West Yorkshire, and even put notice in the local paper. Yet there was no sign of Boo.
Adamowicz took in two new strays, Ollie (who has only three legs) in 2008 and Tessie in 2014.
Both of those cats were home, though, when a vet called Adamowicz and told her that they had found her cat. The vet, more than 40 miles away, seemed certain that the cat they had belonged to Adamowicz, as the vet had found an identification chip on Boo.
“I got a call on Thursday to say I had a cat missing,” Adamowicz told reporters.
“I said ‘I don’t think I do, they’re both here’ – but they said we’ve looked on the system it says you own a cat called Boo.”
“I thought it was weird, but I couldn’t believe it when I got to the vets and they had her there – and she still remembered me.”
“I don’t know where she had been, I think possibly a stray but kept being fed by strangers – or catching her own food.”
The vet checked out Boo, and the cat seemed to be in decent health for a 17-year-old feline.
“She was taken to Wicstun Vets in York by a lady who did not leave her name or details – other than the fact that the cat had been lurking around for a few weeks,” LadBible writes.
“Boo was very lively as a young kitten and enjoyed the outdoors and adventuring – but would always return home,” Adamowicz added.
“We don’t know how she got all those 40 miles, it could have been many number of reasons. She has done well as a 17-year-old cat to last that long as a stray cat – it really is remarkable.”
“Despite only being five-years-old she still remembers me and has been my shadow ever since coming home.”
“The other two cats are not impressed, but hopefully Boo is finally home for good.”