Miracle moggy reunited with Kennett owners three days after vanishing on Christmas Day
A Kennett family has spoken of their “absolute amazement” after being reunited with their missing cat, who was found 46 miles from home three days after she disappeared on Christmas Day.
And Kevin and Jane Williams were even more surprised to discover that 15-year-old Sugar had been hiding in their car bonnet since Christmas morning and had accompanied them from their Dane Hill Road home to Brandon and Bridgham, before ending up in Norwich on December 28.
The couple, who run Kevin Williams Cars in Barrow, said they were driving back from Norwich on Boxing Day when a lady tapped on their window to warn them that she had seen a cat run under their car.
Jane said: “My husband jumped out and managed to get hold of the cat and quickly passed it to the lady, who promptly placed the cat on top of the wall amongst some undergrowth. We drove off saying what a lucky cat that the lady had seen her and returned home.”
When they arrived home they could not see Sugar, but said this was not unusual as she would often disappear for 12 hours at a time.
“By that evening we were starting to get concerned,” said Jane. “After a sleepless night, we awoke on December 28 and started saying to one another ‘surely the cat we had rescued in Norwich couldn’t be Sugar’.”
After they checked their car bonnet and found some of Sugar’s fur, they started calling vets in Norwich and quickly made some posters to take to King Street, where they had been alerted to the cat under their car on Boxing Day.
“To our absolute amazement Sugar was sitting in the exact same spot that she had been put, looking like a little drowned rat as it had been pouring ever since,” said Jane.
“As soon as we got her home she went straight to her food and acted as if nothing had happened. We are still absolutely amazed that she had obviously been in the car all the time under the bonnet, and also that my husband didn’t realise it was her.
“It was very dark and raining and also there was no reason why we would think it could be her. It is so unbelievable.”
For the full story and more pictures of miracle moggy Sugar, see the Newmarket Journal on Thursday, January 10.
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