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Published:December 9th, 2010 12:54 EST
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Heartwarming Story: Kitty Reunited With Owners After Five Years

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A cat missing for five years is back home in Mississippi, bearing battle scars and a wilder attitude but happy, the owner says.

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`This is the power of microchipping,` humane society Director Tara High said. `There is no other way that cat would have found its family. This is a very dramatic story with a wonderful ending.`

Scrub was an indoor cat living in Gulfport, Miss., with Jennifer and Chris Noble prior to Hurricane Katrina, but after the storm hit their living conditions changed considerably, The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Miss., reported.

Jennifer Noble said they had taken to leaving the doors and windows open because it was hot and there was no electricity after the hurricane. Scrub started going outside but one day didn`t come back."

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When I come home after a vacation my dogs slobber all over me, while my two cats act as if I`ve been away for only a couple of hours. I bet Jennifer and Chris were crying like schoolgirls when they were reunited with Scrub, while the kitty barely even looked at them.

I love my cats even though they are independent, and aren`t as expressive as dogs. I would be devastated if one of my cats ran away.

I urge all pet owners to microchip their furry friends, even if you have an indoor cat he may slip away one day, never to be seen again if he doesn`t have a microchip.

Jennifer and Chris will have a very merry Christmas, now that Scrub is back home.

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