Cat missing for eight years found 280 miles away in Paris

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A cat who went missing eight years ago has been reunited with her owners after she was found 280 miles away in Paris.

Marna Gilligan, 39, and Sean Purdy, 36, adopted the black-and-white cat who went missing from their home during a New Years' Eve party.

They were convinced she was gone for good and were shocked when a Parisian cat rescue centre got in touch.

Last weekend Sean travelled to Paris to pick up the cat, called 'Moon Unit'. No one knows how the she managed to get across the English Channel.

Moon Unit was found wondering next to a railway in Paris earlier this year and was taken to the rescue centre until they found her microchip and contacted Marna.> Marna and Sean are now fundraising for the rescue centre L'Association d'Aide et de Defense des Animaux en Detresse to thank them for reuniting them with their beloved pet.