Cat Basil returns home nine years after his disappearance, thanks to a retiree and a former detective

Basil seems to be the plot of a novel. A story that began in 2012 when this beautiful cat disappeared from her home in Ilford, East London.

The Willby family, as happens in this case for his family, has started a nightmare. But he never lost hope, not even as the years passed and when they left home. They even put a picture of Tulsi on a wall and kept her bed.

But Paddy Prentice, a 90-year-old retiree who lives in Ilford, managed to change the course of the story: “Basil started seeing me in late October. She was nice and very friendly, but I already had a cat and cared for her. So I tried to contact the veterinarian, “the man told the Mirror.


The microchip scan came with the home address, but it was old and no one knew where the Willby family had gone. And so the association Meows Kitten and Cat Rescue intervened, which began posting on Facebook.

And the plot of the novel becomes even stronger: one of the posts was noticed by Mary Redbourne, a former police detective, who was lazily browsing social media in a London cafe: “I am also a cat lover and I hate the idea that they have disappeared. , So I decided to get involved and try a new challenge: to find her family.


Within an hour, the former detective had a new address and gave it to the animal welfare agency that contacted the Wilby family. “It seemed unrealistic, I honestly thought it was kind of a scandal to start with – says Mrs. Vera Wilby – it was really hard to understand because after so long we didn’t expect it. When an animal disappears, you can just happen Think about all the terrible things. ‘

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