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Monday, October 23, 2006

Welsh Cat Named Max Is Reunited with His Happy Owner After Having Been Away for Two Years

"If only Max could talk then I am sure he would have an interesting story to tell."
-- Kim Davis

Because of his friendly disposition and the fact that he had been neutered, a ginger-colored tomcat was recently reunited with his owner in South Wales (De Cymru) after a two-year hiatus.

Convinced that the stray had at one time belonged to someone, Royal SPCA inspector Julie Fadden contacted a local radio station that in turn mentioned the cat on the air. When she heard the announcement Kim Davis immediately contacted the RSPCA and was soon thereafter reunited with her cat Max. (See photo above.)

"I am absolutely over the moon to have Max home after all this time," Davis is quoted on the RSPCA's website as cooing. "I was delighted that he recognized me and Duchess (her other cat) as soon as he came in the house. He has been sleeping a lot since he came back but he also still likes his cuddles."

The fact that Max was picked up by the RSPCA on a street where Davis used to live ten years ago is an indication that he may have attempted to return to his old home. This is mere speculation, however, because the RSPCA's website does not disclose his age.

Other than that possible explanation, Davis is as perplexed as everyone else as to why Max left home and, more importantly, what he has been doing during his long absence. "If only Max could talk then I am sure he would have an interesting story to tell," she observed.

Unwilling to risk losing again a cat that she has cared for since he was twelve-weeks-old, Davis plans on having a microchip implanted in Max's shoulder. Although they are an aid in locating lost cats, microchips also have severe limitations. (See Cat Defender post of May 25, 2006 entitled "Plato's Misadventures Expose Pitfalls of RFID Technology as Applied to Cats.")

Photo: RSPCA.