Cats are much more attached to their owners than you might think. Proof of this is with Lisi, a little white and black cat of three years who traveled 1,000 km between France and Germany to find her owner.
It all began last June, in the Dordogne, when Hildegard Holtschneide left her home to move and return to her hometown of Düsseldorf (Germany). It was then that she made the journey with her dog Henry and her cat Lisi and stopped for a night in a hotel in Saint-Cyr-l'École (Yvelines).
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"Overwhelmed by the journey", her little ball of fur escapes that night and her owner has to return to Germany without her. "I searched desperately for her and called all the animal welfare associations, shelters and vets in the area, but no one had seen her," she told the Rheinische Post.
Die Katze der Kaiserswertherin Hildegard Holtschneider ist in Frankreich entlaufen und wurde jetzt durch einen Zufall wieder gefunden – in Braunschweig. 😻
Posted by RP Düsseldorf on Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Once she arrived in Düsseldorf, Hildegard Holtschneide continued her research by calling the various competent authorities every month. While her efforts were unsuccessful for nearly six months, she finally received an email on November 9 telling her that a young woman had found her cat in Braunschweig, a German town located 1,000 km from Saint-Cyr-l'École.
"I'll never let her go"
After taking care of Lisi for a few days, the 27-year-old student named Luka went to the vet to get the cat's chip checked. The owner, who had almost given up the search, was found and contacted by an animal protection association.
The owner has difficulty getting around due to her age, so Luka offers to go to Düsseldorf Central Station to bring Lisi back to her. Arriving at the station platform, Hildegard Holtschneide, accompanied by her Maltese Henry, finds Luka and her cat.
After crying tears of joy, the owner tells the Rheinische Post that her dog Henry was like a madman and partied for his feline friend whom he hadn't seen for six months. "After this adventure, I will never let it go," says the septuagenarian.