But it seems that Wilbur’s safe return to his owner, after 16 days away from home, owes an awful lot to good luck. As reported by the New Zealand Herald:
[the owner] first became aware that he might be in the city after noticing a post on a Lost and Found pet’s page on Facebook saying there was a “friendly ginger Tom hanging around the ED, does anybody want him”.
The Herald doesn’t say whether the helpful staff at Waikato Hospital had Wilbur scanned for a microchip (or whether Wilbur was chipped).
But too often we hear of free-roaming cats who don’t make it home safely.
Please keep your cat safe from harm, by keeping your cat at home.