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Adventure ends for missing feline

After more than five weeks away from home, Buber is back where he belongs
Margaret Asch holds her found cat

Buber the cat is back home.

The missing 11-year-old Bengal tabby cross, whose five-week adventure drew the attention of dozens of people in and around the Oak Bay Village neighbourhood, was reunited with his owners, Margaret and Michael Asch, on Monday night.

“He’s very thin, quite bony,” she said, noting that Buber slept for much of his first full day at their Clive Drive home since May 29.

A couple who live on Lawndale Avenue – nearly a mile away as the crow flies – were contemplating keeping the friendly cat who had been hanging around their home for several days.

But their daughter, who volunteers at the SPCA, found an ad for a similar-looking lost cat on Craig’s List and the call was made to the Asches.

“It was not expected, although you know, every time the phone would ring at an unusual time of day ...” said Margaret.

Buber had apparently made himself at home, and even stayed overnight with a man who lives alone next to the couple on Lawndale.

“They were really sad to see him go,” Margaret said.

“But he had found yet another bunch of people who were very kind to him.”