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Published:December 7th, 2013 10:41 EST

Runaway Cat Lived Near Home For Three Years: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Authorities in California said a cat that ran away from home three years ago was found to be living just a few miles away.


Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the orange tabby cat, Dash, had spent three years living as a stray in Fremont and had been getting food from a woman who recently moved away, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reported Friday."


The kitty was brought to an animal shelter by the home`s new owner, and a vet discovered an implanted microchip identifying his owners as Joseph Lopez and Kristen Hergert.

Moral of this story: Microchip your kitty, even if he is an indoor cat. Your feline may be strictly an indoor pet, but there`s always the chance that he will dash out of your front door never to be seen again.

Moral of this story II: If you see a stray cat, do the right thing and call animal control, or take him to the humane society or animal shelter.

Moral of this story III: Don`t name your pet " Dash", he may decide to live up to his moniker and make a dash for freedom.

Dash and his overjoyed owners have been reunited; maybe they will rename him "Blob."

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