Bobby Cat was found 100 kilometres, 62 miles, from home, 12 months since he went missing from Allandy Station, 250ks north of Broken Hill.
He went for a wander into the wild lands of far north-west New South Wales and after a year of searching, his people gave up looking for him.
Now this is a timely reminder to all staff, if your cat goes walkabout, don’t give up hope. This brave moggy was found over 100 kilometres from his home.
So Bobby lived out on his own, in a place where cats are considered vermin. He avoided being shot or baited or taken by a pig. Imagine a whole year out avoiding all those obstacles, pretty impressive.
A fencing contractor found him or, more to the point, Bobby found a fencing contractor.
Contractor Brett Andrews said Bobby strolled up to him, made friends, asked for some dinner, and then jumped into the back of the Ute.
He sat in the car and was playing with the dogs. He actually rode to town in the back in the tray with the dog. He didn’t want to be in the cab of the Ute.
Bobby was escorted to the Broken Hill Pet Rescue Centre and was shortly reunited with his people.
Good for you Bobby, I don’t fancy leaving my lounge room, much less facing a year beyond the black stump.