August 17th 2010 10:30 am
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Here is a happy story of an adventuresome kitty! Perhaps the cat's Meow Blog will air it later...but I have beat her to it!! MOL!
This was aired on our local TV...
2 months and 2,000 miles later, cat returns home
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – It is an amazing story of animal survival.
A West Michigan cat is back home with quite the story to tell.
Cally the cat was found in California two weeks ago and Tuesday she was reunited with her family.
After two months and 2,000 miles, Cally the cat is back home in West Michigan thanks to her micro chip.
It all began with a family vacation out west.
"We lost our cat in California," said Loretta Lowe.
Curiosity got the better of of Cally.
"She got out at a county park, but there was a possibility of three places," said Lowe.
Cally disappeared on June 15 and after seven weeks of waiting Loretta Lowe and her husband had pretty much given up hope.
"August 3rd I came home and there was a message on my phone that they had found her and I was just really surprised cause I didn't think I'd ever see her," said Lowe.
Tuesday morning they did some more waiting, this time at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport.
Cally the cat was found near Redding, California. Her microchip showed she belonged here in West Michigan, so the folks at Home Again Pet Recovery drove her to an airport in Sacramento where she was put on a plane to fly the 2,000 miles to West Michigan for an emotional homecoming.
Once out of her cage it was clear the cat was happy to be home. The Lowes had something special waiting for their traveling friend.
"Treats. It's a bad thing to give her I guess cause she was naughty, but she will get her treats because I don't know if she's had any," said Lowe.
It cost just $75 when they adopted her to get the Home Again Microchip put into Cally. It's something the Lowes say they would do again.
Yup, Peeps! Put in a microchip! Maybe your kitty will need it some day...but hopefurly not!
That is quite a story, Minko. It makes us think, what if...
Happily, I am micro-chipped and I get so upset when that door to our apartment closes, even if Mom is in the hallway with me, that ... How Mom loves me and how I love her...
Purrs & headbonks...
Wow, that is so neat! Me and brother are micro chipped too, and of course, I would never go outside. ick. Why would any one want to go outside? No nom noms, no fresh water, no beds, so dirty. ick ick ick!
That's great that she was reunited with her family.