Gucci il Gatto is Reunited with Owner 3 Years Later

Gucci the Cat found three years later

Gucci (pictured above) is one VERY lucky black cat.

Lost 3-1/2 years ago, Gucci was reunited with her family this week thanks to a microchip.

The 10-year-old cat disappeared from the family home in Ryders Hill, Stevenage (just north of London) in April 2008. Her family moved south to St Albans a short time later. The family despaired of ever seeing Gucci again.

Fast-forward 3+ years.

Gucci was found by a family not far from her old home. She was taken to a shelter where she was scanned upon intake. BINGO! They got a match. The shelter contacted Gucci’s family with the news.

Her owner, Michelle Black, was ecstatic.

She said: “When we realized she had gone missing, we put posters up on lampposts, in shops and my husband Lance walked for miles in search of her. It is great to have Gucci back.”

James Inwood, an animal rehomer at the shelter said, “This story stresses the importance of micro-chipping a pet. Micro-chipping is a simple procedure which sees a tiny device implanted under the skin which, when scanned, reveals a code number, unique to each cat and owner.”

“This means that should a cat or dog go missing, their owners can be identified quickly and easily.”

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Skeezix the Cat -- also known as the Feline Fashionista -- has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His "special" friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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  1. What wonderful news. Was Gucci in good condition when found? Maybe she had been living with another family in the ineterim?

    We think when a stray cat is taken in, it is a matter of importance and integrity to get them scanned, in case they can be reunited with their heartbroken family. After all, micro chipping only works if a cat is scanned, when found by well intentioned people.

    Mom would hate to think that if we got lost it would take people 3 years before someone bothered to scan us.

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