10 lost cats who made it back home against all the odds

My little sister Molly has gone through every cat owner’s worst nightmare in the last week with her beloved kitty Ollie disappearing from their home.

A quick Google search provides a shot of hope with plenty of stories of kitties returning home days, weeks and sometimes years after they’ve gone missing.

So here’s 10 reasons to hope that Ollie might make his way home yet. Hang in there Molly xo.

1. Chloe

Undated handout photo issued by Cats Protection of Chloe, a tabby and white cat, who has finally returned home - six years after vanishing, with her owner Rebecca Lee. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday April 24, 2016. Chloe vanished in 2010 after jumping from a pet carrier when her owner took her to the vets in Caerphilly, south Wales. See PA story ANIMALS CAT. Photo credit should read: Susan Dobbs/Cats Protection/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Chloe jumped out of her pet carrier on the way to the vet, was taken in by an elderly neighbour and then reunited with her owner six years later.

2. Tom

2 - TomTom disappeared during the Christchurch earthquakes in New Zealand and returned home after a decade as a stray.

3. Pumpkin

3 - pumpkin

Pumpkin wandered home after living on the streets of Hobart for four years, surviving off the kindness of strangers.

4. Shelby

4 - ShelbyShelby turned up as a stray at her Australian home an incredible thirteen years after she went missing.

5. Lionel5 - Lionel

Lionel was taken to a vet and reunited with his family after couch hopping with families in surrounding areas for three years.

6. Woosie

5 - WoosieWoosie came back home a lot fatter after spending three years in a pie factory.

7. Topaz

7 - Topaz
Topaz padded back into the burnt out shell of her home six days after going missing in an apartment fire.

8. Molly

8 - Molly
Molly turned up outside her house with matted fur after eleven years of living in the wild.

9. Bello

9 - Bello
Bello was taken in by a new family and lived under a different name for two years before returning home.

10. Nigel

Nigel ran away from his family on a cross country road trip across the USA before being found in another state by a shop employee who reunited the kitty with his owners