Chippenham moggie lost for two years goes missing again
Glynis Morris was reunited with her cat after it went missing for two years – but three days later it went on the run again.
Miss Morris, 52, of Burton, near Castle Combe, is offering a £100 reward for the safe return of Luca.
The feline avoided a visit to the vets by fleeing from her car at Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, on Friday, six miles from home.
She first brought him home when he was eight weeks old and he is now four.
She said: “I’m devastated. We’ve only just got him back.
“He’s a bit of a wanderer. He was missing for two years and someone rang on Monday to say they’d found him in The Gibb.
“I’m really worried because this time he’s quite a long way from home. We were just taking him to the vets to have him checked over and make sure he was okay.
“He’s really frightened by the car and when we stopped he actually kicked the door of the cage off and bolted.”
Miss Morris and her partner Joe Stassi spent several hours searching for Luca, who is grey with a white face and paws and is micro-chipped.
They distributed about 200 flyers around nearby Fenway Park estate and were touched by the response.
Several people stopped them in the street and rang up to ask if they could help.
Miss Morris said: “The support from the residents and businesses in the area has been amazing, I couldn’t believe it.
“I think it proves there is a great community spirit on Fenway Park.”
Miss Morris, who works for a housing association in Bristol and for taxi company V-Cars at the weekend, said even the taxi drivers were keeping an eye out around Chippenham.
She and Mr Stassi had been thrilled to find Luca last week after such a long time. They had put an advert in the village post office in The Gibb, one-and-a-half miles from Castle Combe, and he was found wandering around someone’s home after pinching their cat’s dinner.
Anyone with information about Luca is asked to call Miss Morris on 07712 556403.