A GOLDEN Square woman has been reunited with her cat, more than two years after he went missing.
Debra Webster urged people to get their pets microchipped, having had Marley returned to her after being rescued and brought to the vet.
"The vet rang yesterday about 2pm and I nearly fell over," Ms Webster said.
Marley had a microchip.
He was adopted from the RSPCA in 2017 and lived with Ms Webster and her family for more than a year before disappearing.
"I printed out 200 letters and did a letter drop in my actual area and everywhere we went, we looked for him," Ms Webster said, remembering when Marley went missing.
She put up posters and posted on Facebook, but to no avail.
Marley was gone for so long that Ms Webster cancelled his council registration, having believed him dead.
She last week found the veterinary records from when the cat was adopted and briefly considered binning them. She was glad she decided otherwise.
Ms Webster said Marley appeared to have been well fed during the years he was missing.
He was still small when he left home. Marley had grown to be so big that Ms Webster had to invest in a new, extra-large cat toilet.
She wished to thank those who had been looking out for him.
"They've done a good job," Ms Webster said.
"I would like to meet them - it's not cheap to feed your own cat, let alone everyone else's."
She had an idea of who might be responsible for rescuing him and bringing him to the vet, having connected with them via social media.
Ms Webster was told Marley had been living in the city's stormwater drains.
"He would come up out of the drains and he'd have a feed and then he'd scurry back in there," she said.
"I think he's been on a bit of an adventure."
His next planned adventure was getting his matted hair clipped at the vet.
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