This article is another happy ending story of a cat reunited 13 years after she vanished in 2005. Thanks to a microchip, a beautiful tabby named Boo is home (hopefully for good this time).
Boo was five years old when she went missing from Janet Adamowicz’s home. She put up posters and sign and was never contacted with a Boo sighting. Over the years she got several calls from people who thought they’d found Boo. Eventually, Janet lost hope and adopted other cats.
Janet was contacted this year after Boo had been found and was scanned for a microchip. Somehow, Boo had traveled 40 miles from her home. A veterinarian in Pocklington, East Yorks called her to tell her they had one of her cats. Janet told the vet that both of her cats, Ollie and Tessie, were at home and she wasn’t missing a cat.
In an interview with TFN, Janet stated
“Boo was very lively as a young kitten and enjoyed the outdoors and adventuring—but would always return home. We don’t know how she got all those 40 miles, it could have been many number of reasons. She has done well as a 17-year-old cat to last that long as a stray cat—it really is remarkable.”
Janet was stunned to learn Boo had been found. Her biggest worry was Boo wouldn’t remember her after so many years. Boo recognized Janet immediately. Her personal vet said Boo was in excellent health, despite being a very senior cat. Janet believes she survived all that time as a stray, being fed by the kindness of others or catching her own food.
“Despite only being five years old, she still remembers me and has been my shadow ever since coming home. The other two cats are not impressed, but hopefully, Boo is finally home for good.”
Reuniting Boo and Janet should serve as a lesson as to how well a microchip works. It’s the best tool to ensure a lost cat can come home, even if it is 13 years later.