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July 12, 2012 at 4:58 PMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Woman Reunited With Her Cat After 4 Years Missing

By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This AuthorFrom the The Scratchpad Blog Series

Cat owner, Heather Grygier, is grinning from ear to ear right now. Why? Because she's finally cuddling with her lovely cat, Soba - four YEARS after she was lost!!

The night Soba went missing was a terrible night for Heather. The front door to Heather’s house was wide open and Soba (like any cat) ran straight to the door and escaped. Soba never came back to the house, so Heather set out on a mission to find her cat.

She posted fliers all over town, put cans of tuna out on her front porch to coax Soba back to their abode. Those two tactics weren’t working, so Heather took it to the extreme. She stayed up three nights in a row, watching and waiting for Soba to return, but no luck. "I was heartbroken and thought I would never ever see her again," Heather said.

Four years later though, someone from the Humane Society found a stray cat and picked it up. There’s a federal program which allows workers to bring in stray cats they find. Luckily, this one had a microchip, which revealed the cat was Soba and belonged to Heather!

Heather Grygier and Soba Woman and Cat Reunite after 4 Years

Heather Grygier and Soba Woman and Cat Reunite after 4 Years

A humane society worker was stunned by how long the cat survived before she was found,"It is very rare we see an animal go more than four years, and today the whole staff was delighted to see the outcome," said Kelly Hanes.

Apparently, cats that have microchips are 20 times more likely to be found.  Makes me think that if the next pet I have is a cat, I should make sure to microchip them!

Would you or have you microchipped YOUR cat?


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1 Comment

  • Great and heartwarming story! I am so glad Soba survived. My own cat, Hortense, a tortoise-shell, has been lost nearly as long, wasn't microchipped, unfortunately. She ran out the door after a recent move. All my efforts to find her, including posters, ads, many weary hours searching for her, did not bring results. I still miss her and she was such a wonderful pet that I'd had for over seven years. She was a rescue, had a broken leg and I had the best of care for her at the U of Il in Champaign, Il. The loss will never be something I can get past, and I blame myself entirely.

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