In Omaha this week, a wee black cat named Troy was reunited with this owner after havig been missing for two years.
Where’s he beeen since May 2008? Well, we don’t know, and Troy’s not talkin’. All we know is that he was found just a couple of blocks from his former home.
He went missing one morning after pulling a screen down and escaping from the houses. His owner, David Gregory, went through all the motions of trying to find him, with no luck.
Although David continued his search for the next six months, he feared the worst.
But on Thursday, Troy’s luck turned around. He was busted and deposited at an animal shelter.
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“We scanned Troy for a microchip, found a chip, tried to called the owners, the phone wasn’t current, so we sent an animal control officer out to the house, put a door hanger on the house and when they called back said, ‘Oh my gosh, that cat has been missing for 2 years,'” says Pam Weise of the Nebraska Humane Society.
A long wait that made the reunion even more special.
“How does it feel to have him back?”
“Feels real good, really nice,” says Gregory.
Most would think a reunion like this doesn’t happen too often.
But it’s something the Humane Society is seeing a lot more of thanks to microchips.
“Microchips are a permanent form of identification. It hides beneath the skin. It actually stays with the animal longer than it’s life span, so for us to find this microchip after the cat has been missing for 2 years is not uncommon,” says Weise.
An added piece of security that helped David and Troy pick up where they left off.
Amazingly, David says Troy was found just three blocks from where he lives and he doesn’t know who was taking care of Troy for the 2 years he was missing.
But he says Troy appears to be in good health, just a little leaner than he remembers.