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Missing Cat Found 5 Years Later (12 pics)

Posted in Animals   27 Sep 2011   / 7422 views

Five years ago Willow the cat went missing from her Colorado home. She was found in New York City, 1,600 miles away from home. The Squires have lost all hope to find their pet when they received a call from Animal Care & Control in New York. Thanks to a microchip that was implanted when Willow was a kitten, she has got a chance to reunite with her original owners.


How she made the 1,600 mile journey is a mystery. The shelter’s workers believe that a lot of people fed the poor thing and took care of her all these years.

 Today the calico cat is not only alive and doing well, but has even put on some extra weight.

A microchip helped to identify the cat’s owners.

Jamie Squires still can’t believe her cat is found. The family assumed Willow had been eaten by a coyote 5 years ago.

Willow disappeared when contractors left the front door open during a home renovation project 5 years ago. The family was searching for their lost pet sending out online messages and putting up posters in their town.

When the Squires got the call, they doubted it could really be their cat. Only after they saw a photo of Willow they flew to New York.

The children, 10-year-old Jack and 17-year-old Shelby remember Willow. As for 3-year-old Lauren, she had to greet the cat for the first time in her life.

Willow weighs 3 kg. It is difficult to believe she has been wandering the American streets for such a long time.

 Willow flew back to her home with her family. She has joined a yellow Labrador and an English mastiff.

The travelling cat has been on news everywhere in the USA. She is so popular now.

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Comments (5):

Mr. Ree 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
What bullshit. She ran away from the people in Colorado. She got picked up/adopted by someone that moved to NY. She ran away from them too and got captured by Animal Control. No mystery.
Enter your name 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Yep, no Mr Ree here.
zakzak2011 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i wonder if the cat really wants to go back to the first owner?....anybody knows cat language?
BullFrog 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Who cares, idiot cats!
reddragon 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
fuckin feed the homeless first...the cats can take care of themselves....fuckin american bastards...so much hype for a silly cat which has managed to survive for 5 years..