Kat Rinus was missing for 3.5 years and turned up on the other side of the city

There was a special reunion in Oss on Friday afternoon. The Maasland animal ambulance was allowed to return the missing tomcat Rinus to his owners after three and a half years. They thought their cat had already died, but the animal turned out to be on the other side of the city.

The animal ambulance was asked on Friday morning to place a trap cage in Oss because a cat had been walking around for two days. No one in the neighborhood knew the animal. It was suspected that the cat had hitched a ride with a van.

Although the four-legged friend was thought to be feral, he walked into the cage after a few hours and looked fine. This allowed the animal ambulance staff to check whether the cat was chipped. That was the case and all the information turned out to be correct, allowing the owners to be called.

They were astonished. Because their tomcat Rinus had been missing for three and a half years. In fact, his owners assumed that their pet had long since died. But nothing turned out to be further from the truth.

Rinus has been reunited with his owners by the animal ambulance and can regain strength and get used to being in his own basket. The latter is really necessary, because after three and a half years of living outside, everything is ‘a bit strange and scary’ inside, according to the Maasland animal ambulance. Even though Rinus ate his kibble very quickly.

It is unclear exactly where Rinus has been wandering around all this time. But according to the animal ambulance, this reunion after such a long time shows why it is so important to microchip your pet and keep up to date contact and address details.