A CAT has been happily reunited with her rightful owner after being falsely claimed by someone else.

Heartbroken owner Lisa Mao, from Earley, was searching for her pet last week after someone falsely claimed to be the owner of Miso, who had been missing.

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After a picture of Miso was posted on social media by people trying to help reunite her with her owners, a mystery woman pretended to be the owner, collecting Miso.

The woman has since deleted her Facebook profile and retracted all of her messages.

On Friday evening, however, Lisa was reunited with Miso after she was picked up from the side of the road after being almost run over by two cars on Northumberland Avenue.

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Lisa said: "The lady who stole our cat created a different name on Facebook and joined the Whitley residents page and posted about losing Miso, we were contacted by other people who had seen my post.

"Our hungry Miso is now home safe having her dinner. Thank you so much to everyone who helped and shared."