Three years ago the Blake family's county was struck by torrential downpours that led to flooding. One evening they had let their cat, Fudge, outside, but when the floods struck they thought he was lost for good.
According to the Oxford Times
, Fudge has been found alive and well, 160 miles from home.
Steve Blake was contacted by an animal rescue
shelter saying that they had his cat. They had located a microchip in the feline that revealed that the Blakes were his owners.
"We don't know what he's been doing for the last three years. It's just one of those strange things. We didn't expect to see him again," Blake told the news source.
When Fudge returned home, he went back to his old tricks, wandering off for hours on end, but always managing to come back home.
"He disappeared again, but about three or four hours later he trotted down the garden. He knew where he was," he told the news provider.
Animal rescue shelters in the United States care for six to eight million pet every year, according to the Humane Society.