Purr-fect ending to tale of cat missing for a decade

FOUND: Georgia, 10, is reunited with Morgan the cat who disappeared 10 years ago

FOUND: Georgia, 10, is reunited with Morgan the cat who disappeared 10 years ago

First published in News

GEORGIA Hand was just a few months old when the family cat Morgan went missing 10 years ago.

Along with her mum Sally, dad Alan and sisters Lucy, eight, and Holly, six, she had just moved to their new home in Witney when the black and white moggy went missing after getting a fright.

Mum Sally Poulter, a care worker, said they gave up looking for him shortly after he disappeared in 2004.

But amazingly they received a call to say he had been found a decade on.

Ms Poulter, 37, said: “We went out looking for him but we just presumed he had met his end with a car. Then we got a call from the vet at Cogges Farm saying they had found our cat. I said ‘no, she’s (Flora) asleep on the bed and they said ‘no, we’ve got Morgan’.”

Ms Poulter said the 17-year-old cat was showing the effects of his decade away.

She said: “He is a very elderly cat and was in a pretty bad way when we picked him up.

“He has a heart condition and bad eyesight but he is keeping up okay.

“He has fitted in really well, he seems content to be back, grateful to have a warm bed and a full belly.”

Cogges Farm volunteer Isabel Johnstone said Morgan had been hanging around the farm near Witney for the last year with another black and white cat.

She said: “They were very hard to get a hold of because they were not tame at all but finally we managed to get hold of one of them. Unfortunately he was not well at all and we had to put him to sleep.

“Then space came up at Sunshine Cat Rescue and they came down and were able to get hold of Morgan. They took him to the vets at Cogges who found he was microchipped.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

  • Our top stories

'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration

Oxford Mail:

1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.

UPDATE: Hundreds line Woodstock's streets for 11th Duke of Marlborough's funeral

Oxford Mail:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people have gathered outside St Mary Magdalene's church in Woodstock to pay their respects to the 11th Duke of Marlborough.

Elderly woman taken to hospital after A4074 crash

Oxford Mail: a4074 alert

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074. 

FOOTBALL Rising star Roberts eager for Oxford United first-team action as Morris returns to Norwich

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.

Blueprint for a £110m cancer research centre

Oxford Mail: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.

City roadworks hassle is worthwhile, says minister

Oxford Mail: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

MULTIPLE roadworks that cause city traffic gridlock are “worth it”, a minister has said.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree