After more than a month of wondering whether they would ever be reunited, a Colwood family is whole once again with their beloved therapy animal returned safe and sound.
Anne-Sophie Dumetz said their cat Diggity was brought home on Wednesday, to much elation within the family, after going missing on Mother’s Day.
Dumetz said while what exactly happened to the friendly feline remains a mystery, what they do know is he ended up in the Duncan area without any tags, collar or harness on him. His Apple AirTag tracker had been found in the bushes along Goldstream Avenue soon after his disappearance, but there was no other trace of him on the West Shore.
She said a family which was in the process of moving to the Duncan area found Diggity hanging out across the street from their new home around a month ago, and decided to take him in as he seemed too clean and friendly to be a feral cat.
That family took good care of him while waiting to get a vet appointment to have him checked out and scanned for a chip which would identify his rightful owners.
That appointment finally came on June 21, and the vet quickly discovered Diggity had been listed as missing on the B.C. pet registry and contacted Dumetz to arrange for his return.
Despite losing a bit of weight throughout the ordeal, Dumetz said Diggity is settling back into home life, though he remains a little bewildered by the adventure.
With her children finished school for the summer, she said Diggity’s return could not have come at a better time, and her son, who has ADHD and greatly benefits from Diggity’s love, is especially excited to have the family whole once again and ready for some walks through the woods.