Cat travels more than 280 miles to its old home before being reunited with her relocated owners - 13 months later

A cat travelled more than 280 miles (450 km) to its old home before being reunited with her relocated owners - 13 months later.

Laëtitia De Amicis, 41, relocated with her family from Ambly-sur-Meuse, in the Orne region of France, to Ginai in Normandy, for work reasons a year ago.

The family took great care to keep their three cats Felys, Crapaud, and Cocci, in the new house, as they were worried they'd get lost in different surroundings.

But Cocci went missing in August 2021, only to be found by a stranger - more than 450 kilometres away 13 months later - near their previous family home.

The worried family, including Laëtitia's two children, had searched for Cocci for three months, but to no avail.

To stop children, Tom, 17, and Margot, 13, from worrying, Laëtitia told them she thought Cocci had probably gone home to look for them in Ambly - not believing for a second it could be true.

Incredibly, on October 2, Laëtitia saw a post shared on Facebook saying that a stray cat had been found in Souilly, a town located just 10 kilometers away from Ambly-sur-Meuse.

Laëtitia, a stay-at-home mum, said: "I recognised her straight away, although she looked completely different."

A local couple found the cat underneath a car and posted a picture of the adventurous feline on missing pets website, Pet Alert.

The cat was sent to the local veterinarian in Souilly, who confirmed the missing animal was 10 years old and had been spayed, just like Cocci.

Photos were exchanged and Laëtitia sent her dad, Bernard De Amicis, to identify her.