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Mystery cat Ozzie’s owners found after global media appeal

Mystery cat Ozzie’s owners have been found – after an appeal via the media made headlines all around the world.

A story placed in an Australian newspaper was picked up by the owners.

And now the cat, born in 2000, is to be reunited with his purr-fect family!!

The feline wanderer had been travelling the world and was due to return to Australia.

His owners had left him in County Armagh with a friend but Ozzie – real name Tigger – ran away.

And he stayed missing until he turned up in Laurelvale.

The story had sparked a global media hunt for the owners after the tomcat was picked up by the Armagh Branch of the Cats Protection charity when it was reported as a stray.

The story of the cat, who was microchipped in Australia, has graced some of the world’s leading newspapers and broadcasters.

Everyone got in on the act and helped to share the appeal, from Sky TV, ITV News, The Independent, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, to the Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post and even the Shanghai Daily!

It was an article in an Australian newspaper which solved the mystery and now Ozzie – aka Tigger – will be off on her travels again and her real home Down Under!

Picture: Gillian McMullen, and Ozzie, of Cats Protection Armagh. Picture Armagh Cats Protection.

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