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A cat missing in Lismore for nearly a year was reunited with its owner at the weekend, leading police to describe it as ‘a purr-fect ending’ .

Police from Richmond Local Area Command apprehended a female cat, named ‘Leelo’, after she broke into Lismore Police Station on Wednesday, January 24.

After determining no charges would be pursued, officers were good hosts to the furry feline; providing food and a warm place to sleep.

Following a successful social media appeal, the owner of Leelo was located on Saturday, January 27  and the pair reunited.

It’s been revealed the reunion had been a long time coming after Leelo was believed to have been lost in floods in Lismore in March 2017.

Richmond Crime Manager Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay said officers were glad to see the cat released from custody and returned home safely.

‘We hope Lismore’s finest cat burglar will now put her life of crime behind her and enjoy a new start with her owner,’ he said.


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