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Published:January 26th, 2016 16:18 EST

Man Drives 1,700 Miles to Retrieve His Lost-and-Found Cat

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A cat named Hemi is back with his owner, who drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet.


Multiple media outlets report Robert Connell drove from Bismarck to the Craven County, North Carolina, animal shelter to pick up Hemi on Monday. Connell says he decided to make the drive after the winter storm nixed plans for a family friend to fly Hemi to Bismarck.

Connell served as a Marine, and he says Hemi helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder."

ABC News

I never allow my cats to venture outside the safety and comfort of my home; there are too many predators and too many dangers out there for cats.

The only way that my cats would ever be lost is if a hurricane blew my house down, but if such a disaster happened I would travel to the ends of the world looking for my babies.

As a cat lover I can understand Connell driving 1,700 miles to be reunited with his cat Hemi, who helps him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

I don`t have post-traumatic stress disorder but after a tough day at work nothing distresses me like my dog and my cats showing me some love.

There`s a kitten that will help you cope with the stress in your life waiting for you at your local animal shelter.

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