Cat Missing for 11 Years Gets Reunited With Owner

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If you have a cat, then you are well aware of that sinking feeling that you get every time your beloved pet ventures away from the house. Those first few times are nerve-wracking, but then you quickly realize that your own cat comes back home time after time again. In fact, it almost does not seem to matter how far away they go, as cats seem to have this incredible ability to find their ways back home. However, that does not stop us from being worried about them. However, after a while, we just assume the cat will come back.

What do you do, however, when your cat just does not return. After a few days, that sinking feeling in your stomach becomes a pit. You are lonely, discouraged, and fearful that the worst has happened. You probably go out an put up missing cat posters all over town, and your drive everywhere looking for him or her, only to discover that the cat is nowhere to be found. At some point, you probably give up all hope of ever seeing your cat again and then you move on with your life.

This scenario plays itself out time and time again across the country. Many times, there is not a happy ending. The cat never returns and the owner is left wondering what happened to their pet. They hope that he or she found a new owner that is at least providing it the quality care that it deserves. Other times, however, the cat comes back. How does eleven years later sound? This is exactly what recently happened in the state of New York. Continue reading to learn more about how one lucky cat owner was reunited with her pet after eleven years of being apart.

The Story

To begin, we just want to say it is nice to know that there are still some very good people left in the world. This is how the cat was even able to be located. One woman noticed a cat outside her home for roughly three years. The cat was on its own, so it was a bit shy of human contact. The cat in this story is named Tiger and was actually in luck that the home she was hanging around was owned by an animal shelter worker. She had a special heart for cats and would spend three years trying to get to know the cat.

Finally, the cat would allow the worker to get close enough to discover that it had a microchip implanted in its skin. She was able to get a reading on the chip and track down the owner. It turns out that the cat had been missing for eleven years, so one would assume that it had been on its own for this entire time. That is quite remarkable, as that is definitely a long time for any pet to live out in the wild. There are simply too many ways that harm could come its way, but this cat truly seems to have nine lives.

The Happy Ending

Tiger was checked out by the shelter and was in quite a good shape considering she had been living on her own for so long. This is remarkable. How many humans would be so lucky after being left to left for themselves for more than a decade. The lucky owner was reunited with a cat she had not see since she was 3 years old. Tiger, now 14, is living happily with her owner. The shelter worker and the cat’s owner got to meet. Needless to say, this was one happy reunion.

Stray Cats

The moral of this story is that cats deserve to be looked after. We take for granted that all cats who actually have a home can find their own way home. That simply is not always the case. What you might see to be a stray cat could actually be a cat that has been missing from a loving owner for quite some time. We have to remember that cats are meant to be in the wild. In our society, they have become domesticated, but that does not take away their instincts to run free into the wild. When they are ready to come home, they generally return and are ready for hugs and kisses once they see you again.

If you have a cat, then you are well aware of that sinking feeling that you get every time your beloved pet ventures away from the house. Those first few times are nerve-wracking, but then you quickly realize that your own cat comes back home time after time again. In fact, it almost does not seem to matter how far away they go, as cats seem to have this incredible ability to find their ways back home. However, that does not stop us from being worried about them. However, after a while, we just assume the cat will come back.

What do you do, however, when your cat just does not return. After a few days, that sinking feeling in your stomach becomes a pit. You are lonely, discouraged, and fearful that the worst has happened. You probably go out and put up missing cat posters all over town, and your drive everywhere looking for him or her, only to discover that the cat is nowhere to be found. At some point, you probably give up all hope of ever seeing your cat again and then you move on with your life.

In Conclusion…

Just like a child who can get carried away and easily become lost, so can a cat. They are, by nature, finicky creatures. If you do have a stray cat roaming around, try your best to take care of it. They likely need access to food, water, and other essentials. Perhaps the cat has a microchip, such as in the case of Tiger. If so, you will want to get a shelter or animal services involved to see if there is an owner that can be contacted.


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