Millie the Tortie, Missing 2 Months, Found Buried in Snowbank


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53 days after escaping at a Cheyenne, WY truck stop, Millie the Cat has been reunited with her family, thanks to her ID tags.

In September, the Schnieber family lost Millie at the Flying J truck stop when she leaped from the back window. After an extensive search, the family returned to their home in New Mexico.

The Schneibers had given up hope, but two months later, they got the phone call. Millie had been found, buried in the snowbank on the side of a highway. Her rescuer, Scott Alexander, saw her back paw move slightly. He and his family dug her out.

“At that time, we saw just her back paw move just a little bit, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s alive,'” Alexander said. “Her body felt like an ice cube. Nothing worked … I didn’t think she would make it.”

Alexander adds that when she woke up, Millie was blind and would run into things. “She was very uncoordinated. But as you can see, she’s back!”


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