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A local family experienced a modern miracle when their missing cat, Cocoa, was found almost two months after she disappeared.
The Pittsfield Gattasso family were devastated when their family cat Cocoa went missing in late May, particularly their four-year-old Carter. At only 1 year old, Cocoa was an indoor cat only, but like so many playful cats, he had been determined to go outside from childhood.
Mom Kerry previously said when Cocoa escaped that he never got too far and they might find him, but this time he snuck out when no one was looking and it was not discovered for over an hour that he was gone. (As someone whose dog is also an escape artist, I know this fight is real) Cocoa is also epileptic and has numerous other health issues that added added family concern for its wellbeing. Due to his young age and health conditions, the family decided to wait with their fur baby’s microchip until they knew it would be strong enough to undergo another procedure.
When they found out that Cocoa was missing, they did what any pet owner in the social media era would do, which was to post a post on a local Berkshire County’s missing pet group. Days passed that turned into weeks and then a month, and the Gattaso family tried to remain positive but began to lose hope.
Then a miracle happened. Just a few days ago, Cocoa wandered into the yard of a family who lived about a mile from The Gattasso’s and posted a picture of the cat on an online neighborhood group with a phone number attached. A member of the Gattassos family saw the picture and knew it was cocoa.
Kerry contacted the family and saw how amazing they were. They asked her to identify the color of his collar before having him picked up. She said when she arrived they were just as emotional as her and there were lots of hugs and lots of tears of joy.
The Gattasso’s took Cocoa to the vet immediately, he had lost a lot of weight and had many seizures, but otherwise he was in good shape and he is now home and recovering well.
Kerry described the whole experience as amazing as she really thought they would never see him again. As excited as she was, no one could surpass her son Carter’s delight after the two friends were reunited. Since then there has been a lot of cuddling.
Kerry and her family know how many unfortunate endings there are in situations like this and are so grateful that their story turned out differently. They send their prayers to others with missing pets and want to remind these families to keep the faith because you never know when a miracle can happen!
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