Facebook has helped a Christchurch couple be reunited with their cat which went missing from a local cattery.

Chris Clemett now has his beloved Molly back home after Beccijanes cattery in Bryndwr could not explain why she wasn't there when he went to pick her up more than a fortnight ago.

A family who live around three kilometres from the cattery found Molly on Sunday and used Facebook to work out who she belonged to.

Chris Clemett says it was a heart in mouth moment visiting the house, to see if it really was their cat.

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But he says as soon as they walked down the drive the lady held Molly up to the window and they knew it was her.

Mr Clemett says Molly is a bit skinny and matted, but is in good spirits.