Samantha De La Haye and her mother and father, Liz and Keith De La Haye, said they were ‘shocked’ when they received a message from someone who claimed to have found Tiger, who had been missing since October 2017.
Tiger was found by Elodie and Nathan Ollivier in the utility room of their St Clement home. The couple have a cat of their own but were left ‘confused’ when they noticed their cat food had been eaten more quickly than usual.
Mrs Ollivier said they saw the cat climb through the window and went to check on it. Tiger then proceeded to hide on the top of their fridge.
‘We think the cat had been coming through
the window and making itself at home,’ said Mrs Ollivier.
‘We decided to post on Facebook about the missing cat and, after doing a search for “missing cats Jersey” on Facebook, we came across a post from four years ago and thought the cat in our house looked identical to the one pictured. I messaged Liz, and the family were so happy to be reunited with their cat.’
Tiger, who likes to go out hunting, had not returned to his home in four years and the family thought that something unfortunate may have happened or that he had been adopted by another family.
Samantha said the family members were ‘shocked’ when they received the message.
‘When we woke up that day, we never thought we would have found our cat later that evening,’ she said. ‘We knew it was Tiger as he still looked the same and had the same cauliflower ear which he had when he was younger.’
She added: ‘Tiger looked a bit confused but when he heard my mum’s voice ,I think he remembered us.
‘He is still very frightened, as he has probably been without a home for years and is feral now. He is back home and we are just giving him some space to get used to us again. We have checked him into the vets as well to make sure he is okay.’