THE tale of the rescued cat ‘Tux’ has a happy ending.
Last week we described how two veterinary nurses rescued a tom cat trapped down a hole in the old library building in Hindley.
They then appealed through the Wigan Observer for the animal’s owner to come forward.
Yvonne McFarlane couldn’t believe it when she heard about the rescue because she and her family had been hunting frantically for five days for her missing cat - Taygo (named Tux by nurses).
Yvonne said: “When I heard this fantastic story about Taygo’s rescue I just couldn’t help but feel so proud, he was famous.
“I just want to thank all of the staff for taking care of him and keeping him safe, I don’t know what I would do without him.”
She said: “All of the family are just so ecstatic now he’s home, especially my daughter, Michelle, and Labrador they have been constantly fussing over him. It just feels like we’re finally a family again.
“He has definitely been spoiled rotten since coming home.
“I’ve been trying to keep him indoors now though but he’s having none of it.
“Taygo goes out all of the time, he’s always in the garden.
“But he always returns home not long after.
“That’s why when he didn’t come home that night I knew something was really wrong.
“Even my neighbour commented they hadn’t seen him around and I just burst out crying.
“We all missed him so much and I thought the worst had happened if I’m honest.
“I never gave up hope though but I just didn’t know what to think.”
Veterinary nurse, Claire Robinshaw, added: “I’m so happy that his rightful owner finally found him, he’s such a lovely cat who seemed like he was very loved.
“He’s doing really well at the moment.
“It’s sad to see him go but also nice to see him reunited with his owner and to see her so happy.”