Beautiful cat Honey disappeared from Pueblo Nuevo in Sotogrande over three years ago. Her family searched and searched for her, placed ads in the paper and put up posters in an effort to find her, but to no avail. Distraught, they had to leave for England without her.

Imagine the family’s surprise when they recently got a call from their old vet in Sotogrande, Paola, to say that Honey had been found! She’d been discovered living by herself in Cordoba — around 300km from her original home! Luckily she had been microchipped, so a vet in Cordoba could identify her and trace Paola.

Honey was sent back to Sotogrande where she’s been staying at Paola’s clinic. Paola organised Honey’s pet passport and has been taking care of her during the 21-day waiting period for the passport to become valid. We collected her this afternoon to start her journey to the UK.

As you can imagine, Howard and Samantha are delighted at the prospect of welcoming Honey back into the family in just a few days’ time.

Gorgeous Honey with Paola the vet, who says it's been a pleasure looking after Honey — and that the value of a microchip should never be underestimated

Gorgeous Honey with Paola the vet, who says it’s been a pleasure looking after Honey — and that the value of a microchip should never be underestimated

Paola's veterinary clinic, SotoVet

Paola’s veterinary clinic, SotoVet