Tim Tam reunited with family
Tim Tam the cat has been reunited with her owners after being missing for nearly 18 months.
When Tim Tam vanished from her Waikiki home in late May 2018 her owner Janene Dickinson thought she would never see her feline friend again.
“I came home from work and there was no sign of her . . . I had a gut feeling she had gone,” she said.
“We knocked on all the neighbours’ doors looking for her, and advertised at the vets and on Facebook, but we had no luck.”
Ms Dickinson had given up hope, until she got a surprising call from her daughter just last month with news Tim Tam had been found about 6.5km away from home.
Abandoned Cat and Kitten Rescue founder Cortnie Hendy discovered Tim Tam near businesses along Dixon Road in Rockingham after she was asked to set a trap to catch several feral cats roaming the light industrial area. She set the trap about 8pm on Saturday, September 9, returning the following morning to find a “scared little female cat”.
“Thinking she was a feral we didn’t think much of it until we found out she was microchipped,” Ms Hendy said.
“We couldn’t believe it.
“We are so happy for this beautiful girl to be reunited with her family and it goes to show microchips play an extremely important role to getting your cat back, even after such a long time.”
Sadly while Tim Tam was missing she lost an eye, but has since been operated on and cleared by the vet.
“We’re still not sure where she’s been or what she’s been up to all this time but I guess we will never know,” Ms Dickinson said.
“When we brought her home she just walked in and hoped up on her favourite spot on the coffee table like she had never been away.
“We are so thankful to Cortnie, if it wasn’t for her then we still wouldn’t have Timmy back.”
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