Household overjoyed after lacking moggy discovered – in discarded couch 4 miles away

A FAMILY has been left overjoyed after their beloved lacking moggy was discovered – inside a discarded couch left at a waste depot nearly 4 miles away.

Nikita Nelson had let her cat Gio outdoors final month however was distraught when he by no means returned house.

The family with Gio.
Pictured (L-R): Nikita Nelson, daughter Lexi, stepson Cai and her associate Shaun Younger. (C) Nikita Nelson.

The 31-year-old took to social media in a plea for assist – which was quickly answered within the type of a bloke who had discovered a cat at Whitehill Industrial Property in Bathgate, West Lothian.

Nikita was quickly reunited with two-year-old Gio, who it seems had climbed right into a van – which contained a settee due for disposal – for heat and had unknowingly been taken to the waste depot.

While one other lady allegedly received in contact with the person believing the cat to be hers, Nikita was capable of share a number of pictures of the cat with the SSPCA to show that Gio was certainly hers.

Gio was safely returned house later that week, the place the household say he has remained – not venturing removed from house since.

Chatting with Nikita right now, she mentioned: “I let Gio out on Sunday 12 November, round 5pm.

“He didn’t come house that night time however that’s commonplace from him as I consider there’s an older girl on the street that likes to take him in and feed him (she calls him Whiskers).

“When he nonetheless wasn’t house late afternoon on the Monday, I began to fret one thing had occurred to him and my three-year previous daughter stored asking for him.

“He walks her to nursery with me and typically likes to hitch us on a stroll to the park. We had a bit of stroll about to see if we may see him however there was no signal of him.

Pictured: Gio. (C) Nikita Nelson.

“I then noticed the publish on-line the next day and was relieved he was secure but additionally confused as to how he had managed to get to this point.

“I then obtained a message from the person whose van Gio had climbed into, the place he defined he had left his van open stuffed with pillows and believed Gio had climbed in to maintain heat.

“The person solely lives across the nook from me. He has then climbed inside a sofa that was within the van and been taking to the native dump the place he was discovered by the employees earlier than the sofa was discarded.

“I managed to get involved with the person in command of Gio’s case and was advised I needed to ship photos as one other lady was claiming he was her cat.

“The lady had written on-line, saying she thought he was her cat, and somebody had taken him a 12 months earlier than this, however I’ve had Gio since he was capable of depart his mum.

“The wait was horrible. I knew it was Gio within the photos however was involved as he does look loads like the opposite girl’s cat.

“I lastly obtained a cellphone name on the Thursday morning, saying they might verify it was positively Gio, so rushed to Balerno Cattery to choose him up.

“Since returning house, Gio hasn’t been his traditional assured self. He gained’t depart the backyard and simply sits on my daughter’s pirate ship when he does need out.

“He’s had lots of cuddles from the household and we’re hoping in time he will get again to his traditional self.”

SSPCA has been approached for remark.