A SHEFFIELD cat owner has been reunited with her pet two years after it went missing – thanks to the RSPCA’s microchipping scheme.
Sarah D’Rosa’s black cat Pepsi disappeared in 2009 while she was living in the Norton area of Sheffield.
Sarah gave up hope of ever finding him.
But the cat was handed in to the RSPCA after falling from a wall and a quick scan of his chip, which Sarah had inserted 10 years ago, identified her as his owner.
Sarah, aged 32, who first bought Pepsi while living with her parents in Ecclesall, was ‘over the moon’ to be reunited with Pepsi – who was collected from the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Centre, in Attercliffe, by her mum and dad.
Sarah, who now lives in Ossett, West Yorkshire, said: “I couldn’t believe it when the RSPCA made the phone call.
“I’m sure Pepsi could tell quite a tale if he could talk!
“He’s been missing for over two years and my parents went to pick him up from the RSPCA for me because I now live so far away.
“As soon as I could get to their home, Pepsi immediately recognised me and jumped off my dad’s knee and onto mine.”
The RSPCA is offering discounted microchipping during October at its centre on Stadium Way, Attercliffe.
■ Fundraising events are being held for the RSPCA with a Ladies’ Fashion Show at Sheffield Animal Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday, October 12, featuring leading brands. Tickets cost £3.50.
There is also a Ladies’ Lunch at Baldwin’s Omega, Psalter Lane, from 11.30am on Wednesday, October 19, priced £28. Call 0114 2898050 for tickets to either event.