Neil Henderson with Forbes the cat. See SWNS story SWSCcat. A cat has been reunited with its owners after it went missing 10 years ago. Feline Forbes, aged 12, was rescued by animal welfare chiefs in Aberdeen who found him looking very thin and with protruding bones. They scanned Forbes for a microchip and contacted his shocked owners who revealed the cat had been missing since 2011. Forbes has now been given back to his delighted owners who had given up hope of ever seeing him again.