Cat missing for 18 months turns up 200 miles away from home

Cat missing for 18 months turns up safe 200 miles away  in Leicester

A pet cat who was missing for 18 months has finally turned up - 200 miles from his home in Tyneside.

Bob's owner Julia Jauncey was devatated when her beloved pet went missing just before Christmas in 2012.

The 33-year-old from Gateshead was over the moon when Bob turned up in Leicester.

"I was devastated when he went missing and I couldn't wait to get him back", said Julia.

"He had been away so long and I was worried he wasn't going to settle but it's like he's never been away.

"Nobody can believe that he's been found and he's come home."

According to the Newcastle Chronicle, a vet from the East Midlands checked Bob's microchip, which revealed he had strayed from Gateshead.

The ginger tomcat was mistaken for a stray by a family visiting Gateshead because he wasn't wearing a collar, reports the Daily Mail.

The family took Bob to Leicester and named him Galia.

The cat was then passed to a business owner in January 2013, who had called him Cromitte, and it wasn't until he was taken to the vet that the then owner noticed he was chipped and belonged to Ms Jauncey.

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