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Monty the Hyndland cat found safe and well after anxious 48 hours for his owners

Popular Hyndland Road cat returns after he was taken on Saturday in what had been feared as suspected catnapping.

Monty the Hyndland Road cat has been found safe and well.

His owner Abigail Harding texted Glasgow West End Today to say the 12-year-old moggy had been returned.

 Distinct: Monty was taken by a woman in a grey or silver car on Saturday evening
Distinct: Monty was taken by a woman in a grey or silver car on Saturday evening

The message simply said: "Monty's home".

Posts on social media celebrated his return after an anxious 48-hours for his desperate owners.

The Facebook page of Cats Protection Glasgow Branch gave more details of his return.

It read: "GOOD NEWS - Monty has been reunited back with his family.

"Monty who was taken from outside his home in Hyndland Road on Saturday 19 May 2018 has been reunited back with his family this evening.

"He had been taken by someone who thought he was a stray but after seeing his 'missing' posters they realised he had a family and returned him home.

"His family are absolutely delighted to have him home and would like to pass on their 'thanks' to everyone who shared his post & also 'thank' everyone who kept a lookout for him when he was missing.

"Welcome home Monty x"

 Googled: Monty was such a fixture even the Street View cameras snapped him in his favourite pose
Googled: Monty was such a fixture even the Street View cameras snapped him in his favourite pose

Abigail had told how his disappearance on Saturday had left the family distraught.

Witnesses had told how a blonde woman had taken him away after pulling up in a grey car.

Monty loved to sit outside Nick's restaurant on Hyndland Road, which is where he was taken from.

It appeared another lady had been involved in his removal.

The fear was he had been abducted or catnapped.

Tonight, however, it appeared his disappearance had been an innocent misunderstanding.

News of his return was being shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Monty was so well known that he even had his own Facebook page.

He was known to local West End celebrities comedian Kevin Bridges and actor and writer Greg Hemphill.

Such was his custom to sit outside his favourite diner, Google's Street View cameras captured his pose when it last passed by.

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