Family in Springfield get their beloved cat Frank back

Sharon Harper, right, with her daughter Talia with Frank

Sharon Harper, right, with her daughter Talia with Frank

First published in News

A FAMILY are rejoicing after their beloved pet cat Frank came home two months after going missing - thanks to the help of the Weekly News.

The two-year-old short haired black and white cat disappeared shortly after the Harpers moved to Wallasea Gardens, Springfield, just before Christmas.

This left them distraught and prompted a massive appeal through posters around the city, a £100 reward and social media messages to find the much-loved feline.

The search was featured in the Weekly News.

After weeks of reported sightings, an emotion erupted on Friday when they were told Frank had been taken in by a couple living in Hill Road, Springfield.

Sharon Harper said: “Someone messaged me on Facebook with a picture of what they thought was Frank and I could tell straight away it was him.

“Within half-an-hour I was round there and when I saw Frank I just burst into tears as I was so happy to see him. It was an unbelievable feeling.

“It is lovely to have him back and when my three-year-old daughter Talia and Frank were together again it was like they were never apart.”

Mrs Harper said the family’s pet would need to make a visit to the vets after picking up an injury on one of his paws but other than this he is fine.

She also hatched a cunning plan to make sure Frank did not do another runner over the weekend.

“I’m so paranoid about Frank running away again,” Mrs Harper explained.

“When I went out over the weekend I locked him in the bathroom and locked all the cat flaps!”

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