Missing cat Luna is safely home - thanks to the efforts of Abbey Farm community
An adventurous cat was reunited with her distraught owners – thanks to a brand new Redrow community.
House cat Luna, who usually strays no further than the garden and likes to keep her owners well within sight, went missing late on Friday night.
Her owner Danielle Steele, who is a Redrow sales consultant, moved into her house on the Abbey Farm development in Swindon in August, and Luna joined the family as a kitten in December.
It’s the first time she has ever wandered off – but luckily, she seems none the worse for her adventure. Danielle is full of praise for neighbours who helped to search for and find Luna.
“We noticed she had gone at around 10.30pm when we were going to bed,” Danielle explained.
“We searched the house for her but couldn’t find her so we went outside to look. One of our neighbours has recently moved in and was waiting for a family member to arrive, so they noticed us outside. Another neighbour was on the way home from the pub and both helped us to look.”
Despite the help, the search was called off as the night drew on. Danielle said she was up all night worrying about Luna, but neighbours continued to help by sharing a post on social media to spread the word.
In the morning, neighbours who were walking their dogs took up the search – but amazingly, Luna was found just yards from home.
Danielle added: “In the afternoon, my neighbour came home and I just heard her shout ‘Luna’s here!’
“She was curled up behind a dustbin. We had checked there but must have missed her.
“It was a real community effort to find her. The neighbours were all really lovely.”
Luna has shown no more signs of wanting to wander off, sticking close to Danielle and the family.
Danielle said: “She’s following us around constantly now. She really is our little princess.”
Abbey Farm is an ideal place to raise a family, sitting on the edge of glorious Cotswolds countryside, with excellent commuter connections and close to Swindon. A range of four-bedroom homes are available. Visit www.redrow.co.uk/abbey-farm for more information.
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