Cat lost in 2009 to return to Alberta owner


BELLEVILLE, Ont. – A cat lost six years ago in eastern Ontario will be reunited with her owner in Alberta next month.

Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue of Belleville, Ont., says Cleo will be flown out of Toronto on April 4 to Edmonton where she’ll be picked up by her owner who lives in Leduc, Alta.

Betty-Jean Matthews of Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue says Cleo’s owner, who lost the cat while at college in Kemptville, Ont., in 2009, was tracked down on Wednesday.

Cleo was found wandering around Brockville, Ont., last September and Matthews says her group took her in after the pound put the calico cat on its euthanasia list.

Matthews says the owner is a single mother and can’t afford to ship the cat to Alberta, but a fundraising effort has raised $1,000 so Brenda Potts of Quinte Lost Cat Network can take Cleo to Alberta.