After living in Dubai for about 5 years, Sue and Ian decided that it was time to go back to their hometown in England, last July. Everything went very normally: they went to the airport and checked their luggage as well as Dinky and Cleo, their cherished cats who were also accompanying them for the plane trip. The felines were then handed over to the staff in the cargo area, and the couple got on the plane.
The flight bound for Gatwick would have gone very smoothly if it didn’t end uncomplicatedly; in fact, once Sue and Ian landed, they were given an empty cage. Dinky, their precious cat, was missing and the couple had absolutely no clue on where he had gone. When assured that Dinky had made the trip to Gatwick, but had apparently run off at the airport, they thought that it would be best to focus all their search efforts on the city of London.
Looking for Dinky had led Ian back to the nation he had just left. The whole family got involved in the search efforts, the couple’s daughter Donna decided to post a petition on her Facebook page. Ultimately, Dinky was identified in an animal rescue facility in Dubai, which was eighteen miles away from the airport where he was lost in the first place.
Sue and Ian now assume that Dinky was responsible for his escape. Somehow, he managed to break out of his cage at some moment before takeoff. While many lost pets who find themselves in the same situation as Dinky do not make it back to their owners, this cat was extremely lucky. Not only was he located by his family in a relatively short period of time, but he was also perfectly safe and uninjured for his big reunion.
In a world filled with tragic stories, it is overwhelming to see a tale with such a peaceful ending.