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Don't lose hope! There are kind people out there! JIMMY WAS REUNITED VIA PETSONTHENET - found 3km away after 9 days Listing Number: 111945



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Listing Information

  • Date listing last updated
  • 02 June 2014
  • City:
  • Wellington
  • NZ region
  • Wellington
  • Country
  • New Zealand

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I just wanted to share my story to show my appreciation for not only this site (for which I truly am incredibly grateful), but also to the lovely people out there - who really do care and will go out of their way to help reunite you and your lost one.

Jimmy went missing from Mount Cook. I panicked, I went out for hours on end calling his name and shaking his biscuit container like a tambourine. I called the SPCA, vets, the council (who weren't particularly helpful - telling me they would only contact me IF one of their cleaners "cleaned it off the street" which was the last thing I wanted to hear), I asked every person I saw on the street, I knocked on neighbours doors and this was only after about 24 hours of not seeing him.

The SPCA recommended posting an advert on this website; honestly, I was skeptical. I thought "why would anyone bother looking on here if they found my cat," but helpless and desperate I purchased an advertisement for a week for $10. Thinking he must be nearby, I printed hundreds, literally HUNDREDS of flyers, I stuck them everywhere in my neighbourhood and got two phone calls about Birman sightings (one of which was a look a like), but nothing solid ever came of it.

After a week of searching for three or more hours a day, I began to give up, I thought my poor kitty had most likely been hit by a car or something terrible.

At 6am the following morning, I received a message that read "I think I have your cat Jimmy." I called the number, but thought it couldn't be him, as the woman on the phone told me she was located on Oriental Bay, which is 3km away and on the other side of Wellington; we got up and went to check anyway.

I was a bag of nerves on the drive there, but we finally arrived and there was my baby cat! He was scrawny, knotted and crying, but seemed in surprisingly good spirits. I absolutely could.not.believe.it: The day my advert on Pets on the Net was due to expire, this lovely, wonderful woman ventured into town to use the wifi (because she'd JUST moved into a new place and hadn't set hers up yet), she searched and searched and recalled how she thought "just one more page" when she found my advertisement on here. I cannot even begin to try and put my gratitude for her kindness into words. She'd heard Jimmy crying outside her window late the previous evening and brung him inside. She not only went and purchased food for him, but she also tried to groom his tangled fur and wasn't even mad that he had an accident on her brand new couch.

Jimmy lost a kg while he was on his adventures. He also had to get an x-ray as he seemed to be limping and large patches of tangled fur were shaved. He is completely fine and his patches have grown back a light shade of grey. I think it gives him character (not that he was lacking it).

I'm under the impression that Jimmy may have been stolen from my home in Mount Cook and either escaped or was dumped somewhere on the other side of town, or perhaps he was feeling extra adventurous. I guess I'll never know, and what matters is that I got him back!

I know everyone won't be as fortunate to encounter such kindness and be reunited with their pets, although I really hope they do. I just wanted to share my story and thank The Wellington SPCA, Pets on the Net and the incredible woman who found my kitty =)

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