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Meow-ndering Dublin Airport reunite missing cat with owner after almost a month away home

Leo's owner Agnes feared he had been killed on the road - but then she got a call from Dublin Airport to say they'd found him


Leo the cat

Leo the cat

Leo the cat

A cat that was missing since Christmas Eve has been discovered nearly eight kilometres away at Dublin Airport after his owner feared he was dead.

Nearly a month after he went missing, meow-ndering moggy Leo was been picked up by Airport police wandering around close to Terminal 1.

The airport’s social media team took to Twitter to share the happy story that has thrilled pet lovers.

"It may be #BlueMonday, but we’ve some lovely news to share. On Christmas Eve @AgnesDudk’s cat Leo went missing. Leo hadn’t been seen since & she presumed the poor fella had been the victim of a hit & run", they tweeted.

"But no, Leo had strayed about 8km from his home in Swords and was spotted in the airside area near T1. Our Airport Police picked Leo up this morning. Agnes’ details were on his collar and she was delighted to get our call to say Leo was safe and well."

The team added: ‘Although he was in an airside area without reason and that did give us pause (sorry) for thought, we’ll let Leo off this one time. It was clear he was doing no harm - the evidence was right before airport police’s eyes in black & white.’

The post generated dozens of hilarious replies from quick-witted social media users.

"Happy to hear Agnes and Leo are reunited and feline better!!!!", one person wrote.

Another added: "So thrilled that Leo is safe. Could have been 'CAT'astrophic but all's well that ends well."

"Purrfect end to that story", another remarked while one person asked: "Was the runway 'CAT 1' at the time????"

"This is the good news story we all need meow", another said.

"Having broken the 5K rule he must now self-isolate which I hope Agnes enforces ... no escape claws for cats!"., one joked with Dublin Airport replying: ‘See what you did there. Clause/claws. We like."

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