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5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:48:02 PM »
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A cat that was found on a New York street five years after wandering from its Colorado home probably had some human care in recent days, but so far no one is claiming ownership besides the family that lost it.
The executive director of New York's Animal Control & Care agency, Julie Bank, said Thursday that if Willow the calico had been living a street life for any length of time, she likely would have fleas, injuries, a dirty coat and no extra weight.
"Instead, she's chunky. She's got weight on her. Her coat looks good. No fleas, no injuries," Bank said. "She's been fed."

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Re: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 07:47:09 AM »
A guy was just telling me about her @ work this morning. Talk about The Incredible Journey!! Wish she could write a book....

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Re: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 05:09:05 PM »
While part of me is cheered that there are still people who will care for stray animals (especially cats)... another part of me wonders... 5 years, obviously cared for, and nobody checked for a chip?   hmmmmm
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Re: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 07:12:49 PM »
While part of me is cheered that there are still people who will care for stray animals (especially cats)... another part of me wonders... 5 years, obviously cared for, and nobody checked for a chip?   hmmmmm

It is possible that someone cared for Willow, but didn't take "official" ownership of her. 
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Update, RE: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 12:42:07 PM »
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Hey, kitty cat,’ screamed three-year-old Lauren ‘Lola’ Squires – who was not even born when Willow went missing – when she saw the cat at a special meeting in a New York hotel.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040963/Hey-kitty-cat--Family-reunited-missing-pet-cat-Willow-years-disappeared-travelled-1-600-miles-home.html#ixzz1YnZDIwwP

Some really nice pictures!

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Re: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 09:15:06 PM »
awwww... poor girl got nipped.  Guess that's lesson one on having a cat!   lol
Glad kitty is being reunited with her (now extended) family.

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Re: 5 Years And 1800 miles Later, Willow Back With Family
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 12:49:34 PM »
awwww... poor girl got nipped.  Guess that's lesson one on having a cat!   lol
Glad kitty is being reunited with her (now extended) family.



Our Leonard nips when he wants to play or isn't done being petted. 
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