Missing cat in Christmas sweater comes home for the holiday

(Courtesy Chantelle Rideout)

(Courtesy Chantelle Rideout)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 PM ET

The cat came back – just in time for Christmas.

Meow-Meow, who’d been missing from his Halifax home since the evening of Dec. 22, returned early Christmas morning, according to a tweet from owner Chantelle Rideout.

Rideout posted appeals on Kijiji and Twitter, showing the black cat in a red sweater with a green cuff and Snoopy on the back – the same one he was wearing when he’d ventured out.

Several neighbourhood residents promised to keep an eye out for the cat in their travels.

Then on Wednesday Rideout got the Christmas miracle she’d been hoping for: “3 am on Christmas morning, and we found meow-meow! Thanks everyone for your help and kindness!” she tweeted.