Cat named Mishka who went missing TEN YEARS ago reunited with her now-divorced and unemployed owner1 juin 2020
A beloved pet cat missing for ten years has been reunited with her owner after ten years roaming the streets of Melbourne.
Georgia Tsatsaris, 54, last saw her Birman cat, Mishka, when she put her into her outdoor enclosure in Chadstone in the city’s southeast in 2010.
But when she returned home that night her cat was nowhere to be found.
After being missing for ten years Mishka the Birman cat (pictured) was finally reunited with her owner after a construction worker rescued her from the streets
Mishka’s owner Georgia Tsatsaris (pictured) last saw her cat in 2010 before she went missing, Miss Tsatsaris never gave up hope she would see her beloved pet again one day
Last Friday, ten years later, Miss Tsatsaris was contacted by the Peninsula Vet Referral Hospital in Mornington and told Mishka had been found.
The Birman cat was rescued by a construction worker who’d seen her hanging around his work site in Port Melbourne.
After the cat finally let the construction worker pick her up he could tell she was in need of help so he called the vet.
After checking Mishka for an ID chip the vet called Miss Tsatsaris with the good news.
She rushed to the vet and as soon as she walked in and saw her long-lost cat she broke down with relief.
‘When I saw her looking so defeated and bony, I just broke down. She doesn’t look anything like she used to and I couldn’t even pick her up, she was so emaciated,’ she told the Herald Sun.
‘I have no idea what she’s been through which breaks my heart but when I went to see her for the first time, I said her name and she let out a soft meow as she curled up to me and rubbed her face against my cheek.’
Miss Tsatsaris broke down when she saw Mishka (pictured) for the first time in a decade but was told the cat was in the process of dying if she did not get immediate medical attention
In the decade since she’d last seen her cat Miss Tsatsaris had gone through a divorce and left the Chadstone home for Karingal – 40 kilometres away.
In a tragic twist, Miss Tsatsaris was told Mishka was in bad health and could die if she wasn’t given immediate medical attention.
Mishka came to the vet dehydrated, emaciated, and with a severe upper respiratory infection.
Miss Tsatsaris took to GoFundMe in a bid to raise the money needed to save Mishka.
‘She has been living on the streets for a very long time and now she requires 24 hour care to fight the infection and to gain weight to finally come back home,’ she wrote.
‘To live her remaining years in a warm, loving home.
‘She’s been fighting to stay alive but each day she’s getting stronger.’
After her savings were depleted by the pandemic Miss Tsatsaris set up a GoFundMe with hopes it can help save Mishka who is suffering from a severe respiratory infection