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Cambridgeshire cat went missing when it snowed and turned up somewhere strange

A mischievous cat who disappeared and survived two snow storms and the Beast from the East was found..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 24, 2018

A mischievous cat who disappeared and survived two snow storms and the Beast from the East was found more than four months later – wandering the aisles of B&Q.

Fernando the ginger feline went missing around Christmas time last year and managed to travel around five miles away from home.

Owner Emily Long said she was left completely shocked as to how he had survived for months of appalling weather conditions and bleak winter months.

Emily, 32, said: "We would love to know where hes been for the last four months and how he survived the multiple visits from the Beast from the East.

Fernando the ginger feline went missing around Christmas time last year and managed to travel around five miles away from home (Image: SWNS.com)

"But as cats cant talk, well probably never know.

"I reckon he liked the burger van just next to B&Q.

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"Because when we found him, he didn't look like a stray cat or anything, he looked well fed.

"He really didn't look like he had been struggling much."

Fernando is now relaxing at home with his purrfect pal Pedro (Image: SWNS.com)

Fernando disappeared on December 10 when snow conditions had worsened in St Neots.

Emily had let him out in the evening to go to the toilet, but realised the next day he hadn't come back like he usually does.

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She said: "We went out to look for him and I shared it on Facebook, we had loads of people commenting trying to help.

"But as the months went on and the weather conditions had been so bad, I just thought 'how could he survive?'

"It was strange because he doesn't usually venture out.

Emily and Matilda at B&Q (Image: SWNS.com)

"But we think he may have become disorientated in the snow. We are happy to have him back."

Emily, mother to toddler Matilda said her daughter was desperate for Fernando to come home and that the family nearly gave up hope.

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Emily said: "Me and Matilda would go out and leaflet drop looking for Fernando, she would be shouting his name everywhere we would go."

Luckily, Emily had him micro-chipped and the staff at B&Q were able to get in touch with the company, who then got in touch with Emily to let her know her cat had been found safely.

Fernando the ginger feline went missing around Christmas time last year and managed to travel around five miles away from home (Image: SWNS.com)

Fernando and was reunited with Emily and Matilda on April 12.

Emily added: "I received a call from the microchip company to say Fernando had been found strolling through the B&Q car park and the kind staff there had called Cats Protection.

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"I think he had been living in B&Q for about a week, keeping the staff company.

"The woman who got in touch with the microchip company was lovely.

Little Matilda has been reunited with Fernando (Image: SWNS.com)

"She said she had sleepless night over him, hoping she would see him again in the morning.

"But we want to thank everyone for helping.

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"He is now back in the house safely and Matilda is happy he is back, playing with him.

"Fernando's brother Pedro is just about getting used to sharing his house again."

A B&Q spokesperson said: "We are delighted that Fernando has been reunited with his owner – it's a purr-fect happy ending!"

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