Samson went missing in October 2013 but Hannah Guy never gave up hope of finding him again.
Finally, her faith was restored in July 2018 when she received a call from Cats Protection’s Derby Adoption Centre saying Samson had been handed in.
|Samson had been missing for five years|
“We tried everything to find him, from registering him as ‘missing’ with the microchip database, making and delivering 200 leaflets and, nearly five years on, driving past our old house on the off-chance he made his way back there."
|Hannah, Oliver and Elliot were delighted to see Samson again|
“Oliver was heartbroken when Samson went missing and helped to deliver the leaflets. To see them all together again is so heartwarming.”
|Oliver (aged two) helped put up the missing posters in 2013|
Natasha Wood, Deputy Manager at Cats Protection’s Derby Adoption Centre, said: “Samson was handed into our centre and, as standard procedure, scanned for a microchip. To our excitement, Hannah’s details popped up and we were able to call her with the amazing news that we had Samson. It was a very emotional phone call and we both had to take a minute to calm down.
|Oliver (aged seven) had missed his furry friend|
“This really does highlight the importance of not only microchipping but also keeping the microchip up to date so more cats like Samson can be reunited with their owners.
“This year we are celebrating the centre’s 20th anniversary and stories like this make what we do so rewarding.”
Samson’s sister, Gizmo, also went missing three years ago but Samson’s return has given Hannah the hope that she too might return home one day.
For more information about microchipping, visit www.cats.org.uk/microchipping