A nomadic cat who lived as a stray for three years after supposedly hopping on a lorry to Hemel Hempstead from London has been reunited with his owners.
The misplaced puss was being fed by a Hemel Hempstead woman who contacted Eaton Bray-based petsitter Nina Cole to try and trace its owner.
Nina helped to organise a temporary foster home for the cream and brown feline, before Hemel Hempstead’s Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre confirmed he was microchipped... and originally from Edgware.
The cat, whose name was discovered to be Tim, is thought to have boarded a lorry or truck in London which took him to Hemel Hempstead three years ago. He had been roaming free in the town since then, but in a stroke of luck, his owners had since moved to the same county and were tracked down in Stevenage.
Nina said: “Within an hour his owners were located and they was reunited that evening. Without the microchip Tim most certainly would never have been reunited with his owner, which emphasises how important it is to microchip your pet.”
Travelling Tim is now safe and sound at home with his rightful owners.