December 7th, 2013 10:41 EST
Runaway Cat Lived Near Home For Three Years: Video
"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."
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/12/06/Runaway-cat-lived-near-home-for-three-years/UPI-81951386361395/#ixzz2mnd2FJEg