Family find missing cat in empty house – but are forced to turn to Facebook to be reunited with him


Curiosity got the better of a cat when it became trapped inside an empty house.

Rosie’s owners became desperate when they couldn’t free the four-year-old feline after several days.

They had to resort to feeding the cat ham through the letter box after spotting him poking his head through a blind.

They feared he may never escape the property in Deganwy, Wales.

Kerri McHugh, who said the name Rosie stuck because they thought he was a girl when he was a kitten, tried several times to call the occupants.

But they were away, so Kerri contacted the RSPCA and the council which were both unable to help, reports the Daily Post.

Rosie’s family were overjoyed to find him next door, but then he couldn’t be freed for several days

Two days later, in desperation, she turned to social media to see if she could find out who owned the house.

Within minutes, the landlady had been located and came to let Rosie out.

Kerri said: “Rosie went missing on Monday. We didn’t see him for a while until my husband, who was bringing the shopping in from the car, happened to look up and see Rosie looking back at him through the window of the house next door.

“He went round and knocked but there was no answer.

“Rosie was meowing his head off trying to get out.

“My little girls were in tears and were really upset. We wondered what our other three cats had been looking at when they were all sat at our window.

“We ended up feeding Rosie ham through the letter box and called the RSPCA, but they didn’t know what to do. It was a nightmare.”

The mum-of-two added: “I decided to take some pictures of him and put them on Facebook to see if anyone could help.

“Within minutes, my phone was pinging with lots of messages and notifications, before I was put in touch with the lady who owns the property.

“She tried to contact the tenants but they had gone away.

“I think Rosie must have sneaked in there when they were home and got trapped inside when they left.

“In the end, the landlady had to come down and let him out. It’s amazing, the power of Facebook.”

She added: “I could see Rosie had already knocked a few picture frames over by sitting on the windowsill, so I dread to think of the mess he’s made in there.

“We were all glad to have him back. He’s a really loving cat.

“We gave him lots of welcome home cuddles last night.”



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