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  • Cat Returned to Owner 9 Years Later

    She thought it was a cruel April Fools joke when she got the call that her cat Rusty had been found. Stephanie Fulkerson had lost Rusty nine years ago in Otis Orchards, WA and had given up hope that she’d see him again. I was really sad when I lost him, he was a really …

  • Sparky Quits Pub Cat Job to Return Home after 2-1/2 Years

    Chris Walker of Belper (UK) was surprised and delighted this week to welcome home his cat Sparky, who disappeared in the summer of 2008. Sparky had been found working at The Cliff public house in Crich under the alias, “Spud.” Chris Walker was certain he’d lost Sparky forever. But this week he received a call …

  • Liverpool Meezer Home Again after 7 Year Absence

    Billy the Meezer is finally back in his Liverpool home seven years after he vanished. When he went missing in 2004, his owner, Carol Rogers, did everything she could to find him. She put up flyers, contacted local vets and offered a 250 reward. But no luck. Until last week. A vet contacted her to …

  • Lucky Black Cat is Home in Time for Christmas — 4 Years Later

    Black cat Colin O’Neill went missing in August 2006 shortly after his family moved from Middlesbrough to Garstang, Lancashire. Four years later he’s been reunited with his family, just in time for Christmas. The O’Neill family did everything in their power to find Colin back in 2006, but eventually gave up hope and later moved …

  • Cat Survives Trash Truck Compactor to Make His Way Home for the Holidays

    When Sue Rosen of Vacaville, CA discovered that her beloved cat, Depot, went missing in October, she pulled out all the stops in trying to find him. Once he’d been gone for a month, she assumed the worst and started to come to grips with the knowledge that he wasn’t coming home. But her three …

  • Tabby Tuesday: Meet Harley the Camper Cat

    The White family enjoys traveling with Harley, a gregarious five-year-old tabby who has twice traveled cross country in a truck camper. His mom Angela says he’s a great traveler and enjoys camper life. When not crossing the continent, Harley makes his home in Lancaster, PA. The camper is Harley’s kingdom, and there’s no spot that’s …

  • New Study Reveals Collars Key to Reunions

    There are 88 million cats in the U.S., and when one ends up in a shelter, odds are slim that she’ll be reunited with her owner. Less than 2 percent of cats in animal shelters make it back to their owners, compared to the 15 to 19 percent of dogs that are returned. One researcher …

  • Tiger the Bengal Found 2 Years and 170 Miles Later

    Tiger, a five-year-old Bengal cat in the UK, was found this week after having been missing for almost two years. He was turned in to the Nantwich Veterinary Clinic where a routine microchip scan revealed that he was registered to an address 170 miles away. Spokeswoman Samantha Tulett said: We have never come across anything …

  • Catnapped Blind Kitten Found 3000 Miles Away

    A year ago, a three-month old, visually impaired kitten named Jack Daniels was catnapped from the San Francisco SPCA. Extraordinary actions were taken to find the kitten, but despite massive publicity and assistance from the SFPD, Jack Daniels was never found and the details of his abduction remained a mystery. Cat lovers across the Bay …

  • Timothy the Cat is Home after 1-yr 1300km Epic Journey

    An Aussie tom named Timothy has stunned his Brisbane family by turning up a year after he went missing, more than 1300 km from home. His odyssey came to an end when he was turned in to Townsville’s RSPCA shelter this week by a local resident who found him living with two other cats in …