The owner of a missing cat says he can't believe his beloved pet has turned up - after NINE years.
Paul Fenn last saw Tigger in 2005 when his pet left his home in Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire and never came back.
But two days ago, the 38-year-old got a call from an animal sanctuary, saying the straying tom had turned up.
Tigger had been found by a member of the public hiding in some undergrowth ten miles away from Mr Fenn's home, and was handed into Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary in Coalville on May 9.
In a routine check, staff found a micro-chip in the cat's neck.
Paul Fenn told the Leicester Mercury:
It's thought Tigger the tom has been looked after very well in his nine year absence, and has not been straying the whole time.
Trustee for the Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary charity Kristina Linnell, told the paper: