A news they had not expected for several years. Six years after losing their cat, Frédéric and Sophie, a couple living in Antibes (Côte d'Azur), learned Wednesday, September 20 that their animal disappeared in 2017 was found on the other side of the country, according to Nice-Matin.
"Hello sir, this is the veterinary clinic of Lillers, near Bethune, in the Pas-de-Calais. We have just found your cat Linette, declared lost in 2017 in Savoie. Can you contact us please? ». Listening to his email, this 48-year-old Antibois does not believe his eyes. He then hastens to recall the clinic and there is no doubt, it is indeed Linette, their Sacred Burma aged 2 years at the time of her disappearance.
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Supported by the association "Le Petit chat" in Amettes (Pas-de-Calais), Linette would have been recovered after being abandoned by her last mistress who was to be admitted to a retirement home. "We found her on the street, I knew right away that it could not be a wild cat, even if she suffers from an ear gall and she has a slightly damaged ear... It's a very beautiful story, finally, I get chills! ", tells our colleagues the president of the association.
"She was our daughter's darling"
If it is impossible to know how the cat traveled between Savoie and Pas-de-Calais, its owners will have to find a way to have their hairball repatriated home, to the delight of their daughter. "She was the darling of our daughter Juliette, who was 8 years old at the time, and who had cried a lot when she disappeared, say the parents. (...) She had been told that if Linette had been robbed, she would eventually end up in the hands of a veterinarian who would realize that she did not live in her real home and would contact us. But we didn't believe it anymore, even if we always kept our health record, just in case... And so they did well even if they have not yet been able to see their "in real life".
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If they do not yet know how they will get Linette back, Frédéric and Sophie intend to do everything possible to bring her home. "It doesn't matter. We will still try to have it repatriated by friends, or by people from the North who would have planned to go down soon on the Côte d'Azur. The association that hosts it will also try to see what is possible. »