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IT WAS JUST A DIFFERENT TYPICAL SATURDAY UNTIL …
Saturday night I received a text message from my 21 year old son Tanner. The text read, “I hope you’re not mad, but I found a stray cat and took it home with me. It’s in my room, so it’s not the other pets. “
Tanner was on his daily walk when this kitten came up to him from a wooded area. He was thin but looked pretty healthy and definitely belonged to someone. It was obvious that the kitten needed help and was hungry. Tanner went to the nearest house in the area and knocked on the door to see if the cat was theirs. The neighbor said this was not the case, but they had seen the cat in the area for a few days.
When Tanner found out it didn’t belong to anyone in the area, he carried it home and looked after it. He gave him water and cat food and said he had to fill the bowl because he was so hungry that he had eaten all of the food. Soon afterwards the stomach was full, and so Tanner made a nice place to sleep in our catio for the cat. a chair with cat beds and a litter box. Kitty was comfortable and safe for the night.
The next morning I went into the garage and found our cat truck. It hadn’t been used in a while, so I cleaned everything up and put a thin soft pillow in it. I went to the cafe and looked at this lovely cat. We took photos and put them on St. Cloud’s Lost and Found Pets, but no one seemed to recognize the cat there.
Then we packed it up and made our way to the Tri County Humane Society. When we got there they scanned the cat for a microchip and indeed he had one! The assistant searched their database to see if the cat was registered with them or not. She kept digging and found the company that owned the microchip and called them. This cat’s owner registered it, and the assistant was able to call the owner and reunite her with her kitten.
Owner and pet were back together within about 20 minutes of the phone call. I was very proud of my son for realizing this cat was asking for his help. It was hungry and obviously couldn’t find its way home. If your pet has a microchip, be sure to register it so that if this ever happens to you, you will have the same wonderful result as this beautiful cat.
Great job Tanner.
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