[Vision2020] Caturday (June 4, 2011)

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat Jun 4 11:11:22 PDT 2011

Courtesy of BBC News at:





Cat found on Anglesey after 400-mile trip from Cornwall

Charlie recovering at home from Welsh adventure 

Continue reading the main story Related StoriesMissing cat home after two

A cat who somehow travelled 403 miles to Anglesey after disappearing from
her Cornish home has been reunited with her owners after three months on the


Natasha Johns was frantic when one-year-old Charlie disappeared in mid
February from Tywardreath.


She was so shocked to receive a call saying her missing pet had been found
in north Wales that she thought it was a hoax.


An RSPCA inspector said cats do wander away from home "but not this


Charlie was found on 19 May in Llanfaethlu, Holyhead, "in a lot of pain and
really frightened" and her collar had become embedded in her leg.


Continue reading the main story "Start QuoteI have never even been to Wales
so have no idea how she got there"

End Quote Natasha Johns Owner 

After Charlie was treated by a vet, RSPCA officers traced her owners after
finding a telephone number and postcode in a barrel on her collar.


But they could not believe it when the family's Cornwall address came up on
the internet.


Shaking biscuits

Miss Johns and partner Ross Saundry had spent months of putting up fliers
and knocking on doors in their search and had given up hope of finding their
"nosy" family pet, a gift for their two-year-old daughter Roxanne.


"I really didn't think I was ever going to see Charlie again so to have her
home is wonderful," said Miss Johns.


Continue reading the main story "Start QuoteI guess that Charlie hitched a
ride and it would be interesting to hear from anyone who might be able to
tell us the rest of the story"

End Quote Mike Pugh RSPCA inspector 

"We went round the town shaking cat biscuits and did everything we could
think of to find her but after a few weeks you give up hope."


Miss Johns was "shocked and quite emotional" to receive the call, saying her
cat had been found injured and so far away from home. 


"I have never even been to Wales so have no idea how she got there," she


They are now getting Charlie microchipped in case she tries to go on another


"I guess that Charlie hitched a ride and it would be interesting to hear
from anyone who might be able to tell us the rest of the story," said RSPCA
inspector Mike Pugh, who reunited Charlie with her owners in Bristol.


The RSPCA are asking any van drivers who travelled from Cornwall to Anglesey
during the second week of February to get in touch.


Mr Pugh added although he was delighted there was such a happy ending to
Charlie's story, it served as a warning to families to microchip their pets.


"Animals can literally turn up hundreds of miles from home, months and years
after they go missing," he said. 




Charlie recovering at home from Welsh adventure.





Well, I'm off to the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, not
to gamble (I don't roll that way), but to see and hear the Moody Blues and
to enjoy some . . .


"Nights in White Satin"


So, if you feel that you need to ask me a . . .




It will have to wait until I get back on . . .


"Tuesday Afternoon"


'Cause I've gotta . . .


"Go Now"


Later, Moscow.


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho






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