11 July 2024

There has been a rare and happy reunion between a cat and its owner, after the feline went missing from home in Hat Yai district in the southern province of Songkhla about a month ago.

Last week the animal was found wandering along an expressway in Bangkok by a Good Samaritan and has now been returned safely to the owner.

The story of the cat, named “Moo Tha”, was posted on the Si Rat-Outer Ring Road Expressway webpage. When the owner, Jiratsabok Pitiphipat, learned that her cat had been found, she immediately flew from Hat Yai to Bangkok to claim it and brought it home by train on Sunday.

Jiratsabok told Thai PBS about the moment she saw the cat in a cage at an expressway office. She said she called its name, it woke up and walked towards her.

She said that she had searched for the cat for about two weeks after it went missing and had given up hope that she would ever see it again. She thanked the man who found her pet and expressway officials for posting the discovery on social media.