A missing cat has been reunited with his family – after being separated for an entire year.
Tim and Nicola Price’s beloved kitty Marty disappeared from their Kemp Town home in July last year.
Nearly 12 months on the stray moggie was found with a wounded paw in Roedean.
Concerned cat lover Donna Taplin alerted rehoming charity Lost Cats Brighton and a volunteer picked Marty up.
They then discovered he had been microchipped – allowing them to get in touch with owners Nicola and Tim.
Mr Price said: “It’s been unbelievable really.
“After trying so hard to find him when he first went missing Nicola and I had resigned ourselves to the fact that we were never going to see him again.
“When I got the call from Lost Cats it was pure disbelief.
“Luckily we had him microchipped when he was a kitten, so they were able to find us.
“Just having him back has been amazing. He’s settled back into his old spot on the settee.”
Despite his minor paw injury Marty was completely healthy and had wandered five miles from home in the year he was missing.
Mr Price added: “I would love to know what adventures he’s been up to.”
After the Prices got Marty home they wrote a letter to Lost Cats Brighton with a donation to say thank you.
They wrote: “Thank you so much for bringing our Marty home after nearly a year.
“We didn’t think we would see him again. It means the world to us.
Volunteer-run Lost Cats relies on donations and has been rescuing, rehoming and reuniting cats and kittens since 1998.
For more details, visit www.lostcats brighton.org.uk or call 01273 422721.