26 Wholesome Stories Of Lost Cats Reuniting With Owners After Missing For Years

  • By Hashir
  • August 19, 2020
  • 9 minutes read

Cats are not mean or selfish, they just make rather difficult choices in life. It’s not that our cats are oblivious of their surroundings, in fact, they are completely opposite to that. A cat is well aware of its surroundings and the threats that linger around. Those threats can be anything from the mouse that steals from their human’s kitchen to the cat in the neighbourhood that just moved in with its peasants. At the end of the day, it’s up to the cat to save the day.

Cats love to petrol their neighbourhood and sometimes doing so, they lose their way back home. They don’t do that on purpose, they either get caught into something or they become a victim of an unfortunate event. On rare events, cats can be cunning and it is possible that they start living with a new owner in a new home. Cats can go missing for days or even years, leaving their rightful owner devastated. According to a national study conducted by ASPCA on lost pets, 74% of the lost cats were found and 95% cats returned home on their own. The internet is full of stories shared by cat owners about their lost cats coming back home years later. We managed to compile the best 26 tales of the lost cats returning home. Scroll down to read the most heart-warming stories.

Senior cat reunites with the owner after 13 years.

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Janet Adamowicz, the owner of the elder cat named Boo tried her best to find her beloved feline everywhere she possibly could for a year, but all went in vain. She had given up all her hopes of ever seeing Boo again. Janet was extremely devastated until one day out of the blues, she received a call from a wet about 40 miles away. She is now happy to have her darling feline back after 13 years.

“I thought it was weird, but I couldn’t believe it when I got to the vets and they had her there and she still remembered me”

“I don’t know where she had been, I think possibly a stray but kept being fed by strangers or catching her own food”

Lost my cat one year ago, got a call yesterday from the animal shelter saying they have my kitty. MICROCHIPS WORK!

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“Update! Syd is adjusting beautifully. He’s back to purring and making muffins on my arm. Things couldn’t be better!”

Catto returned after 7 years.

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Robert was shattered with pain after losing his little friend Chebon who is a tabby cat. Unluckily Robert lost him while he was planning to move to Ohio from California. He changed plans and kept finding his lost buddy, but no luck. He was in agony, he stayed in California for a whole year trying his level best to find Chebon until he gave up. One day after 7 years, a kind lady found a lost cat, upon taking him to the vet she discovered her chip. She tracked down Robert and reunited the two Friends.

“I remember at one point I was praying and I said, ‘God, I’ll do anything, just bring my Chebon back,’”

Cat saw his owner after 536 days and jumped straight into his owner’s arms.

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Mindy and Luke Criner are proud parents of this adorable orange boy named Cat. He went missing for 536 days leaving his parents worried and heartbroken. They searched everywhere but had no luck until one day they received a voicemail from the animal control. A man has been taking care of Cat for a whole year. Criner’ were extremely happy to have finally found their beautiful orange boy. Mindy drove up to that man’s house and Cat jumped straight into her arms.

My cat went missing a year ago. Me and my wife found him while on a bike ride. He came running right to us crying and now my whole entire year has been made!

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“It really is the greatest feeling finding a pet that has gone missing. To be honest me and my wife came to the conclusion that he passed after a couple months of being missing. What a relief now!”

Moose went missing for four years ago.

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“The family who contacted had only been feeding him for a week or two. Not sure what his four years prior to that looked like but he was found pretty far from where he was lost so I assume that he moved with a family at some point and then either escaped or was left or what have you. Also he’s much fatter than when I knew him so I have to believe he was a house cat “

My Friend Just Went To Pet Cats At Our Local Animal Shelter, And Found Her Cat That Had Been Missing For Over A Year

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11 Years Ago My Cat Went Missing And Today He Returned!

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“I’m so pumped to see this guy again. T-Shirt, named after the character from the T-Bag tv series, apparently has been living around an apartment block being fed by the lovely people that live there. One of the residents brought him in after he was injured and wanted to get him fixed and look after him. As much as I wanted T shirt back, the guy and the cat have been together for so long so I agreed with his request to let him own the cat… with visits allowed lol. If you find a cat, get a vet to scan the chip!”

One-eyed cat returns home after 11 years.

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After A Year Of Being Missing My Cat Ozzy Just Walked Up To Me

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“I was walking my Chorki (Chihuahua Yorki mix) when Ozzy walked over and mewed at me.Ozzy was the only cat that would respond to his name by running to me. So I called it to see if it was him. It was.”

Cat returned home after 14 months, twice her actual size.

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“He used to be very naughty and liked to go outside a lot. We thought somebody must have taken him in as he’s such a cute cat. Clive was nine months old when we lost him – and he was a lot smaller then. When we got him back, we were shocked to see how big and fluffy he was. He’s been living the life of Riley in that pet food factory. We heard Clive was a bit smelly when they caught him, but he seems fine now. He recognizes us; he’s just fatter now. I think he’s been enjoying himself feasting for the past year. He’s wasn’t a big eater before, but he always had to eat very quickly before his brothers stole it. He was probably glad he didn’t have to compete with them to eat for once. He has a huge appetite now though. I’ve had to leave him with a big bucket of food; he just won’t stop eating. We’re not going to put him on a diet though, he’s just a bit rounder, but he’s a perfect cat picture.”

My Cat That’s Been Missing For 1.5 Years Has Been Found! Welcome Home Princess

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“Princess was mostly an indoor cat. I let her outside a little more each day then one day she disappeared. I’m assuming she got catnapped because she was found today one hour drive from where she was taken. A vet scanned her microchip and called my cell. A nice lady that only had her for 10 days took her to the vet and got her all cleaned up and free of fleas. I got the lady’s number and she let me have my pet back with no issues. I am so fortunate she is in good condition and that my boyfriend was able to drive one hour each way go pick her up today.”

Tom-Tom returns home to family after being missing for almost 5 years.

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Three years ago I posted here about my beautiful cat having run away and how upset I was. Today she was found and picked up by the pound, safe and sound back home, as confident and as loving as ever. Welcome home Arya!

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“My guess is another family took her in and didn’t bother to check to see if she was owned. The fridge door was opened today and she came running not the behaviour of a street cat! Plus she’s very healthy”

Lost during the 2004 hurricane in Martin County, cat reunites with owner after 14 years.

“They said, ‘Perry what would you do if we told you that T2 was alive?’ And I said, ‘I’d probably tell you you’re crazy because he died a long long time ago!'”

Lost cat returned home – Eastern Suburbs

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“A bit over 5 years ago my wife and I moved house, about a 7 minute drive from the old place. A little over a month after that, one of our 2 cats (my cat, Artimus, the first pet I had ever gotten myself) got out, and didn’t return home. I went out looking, called the local vets and the shelters, spoke to the neighbours at the old house, and waited for a phone call which didn’t come. I checked back in every week for a while, but no luck.Then at the start of December, just before my birthday, I get a phone call from Animal Aid.”We have your cat.” It was the best birthday present I could have received.”

This cat was returned home after being gone for 18 months. Look how happy he is about it…

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The prodigal daughter has returned.

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“We assumed she was dead, but our first cat has returned. This makes life very awkward.”

A lost cat was found approximately 1200 miles away from the owner after 5 years.

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Long lost cat returned home after 18 months

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The Cat Returns… After 2 YEARS!!!! Received call from Vet this morning “WE HAVE YOUR CAT!” My cat Hicks went missing 2 YRS AGO! Suspect he was scared off by local kids. Watched as he recalled the house, now sitting here healthy affectionate, purring. What a day! Tip.. Get your cat chipped!

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“Its horrible when they first go missing. No news is good news though. It’s weird to see him doing things in the house that he used to do two years ago. He also used the litter tray in same old spot first time.”

Cat reunites with its owner after 10 years at the age of 17 years.

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Reunited with Missing Cat After 7 Years

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After 8 years on the road my cat finally returned home!

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“8 years ago my cat ran away from home, yesterday we were called by animal control that they picked up a red cat and read his chip, and it turned out to be my long lost friend!”

11 months ago, while I was out of town my cat ran away, after months of searching i found her in a shelter, a day after being adopted. I had to accept that my friend of 12 years was gone. Today, nearly 11 months later her new owner emailed me, I was able to bring her home again.

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Cat comes back home after five years of going missing.

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“It turns out that after he ran away, Panther was taken to a shelter in a city 15 miles away. Whilst there, a woman adopted and kept him for a few years before giving him to her parents. As luck would have it, the woman’s parents also turned out to be the next door neighbors of Nguhi’s parents.”

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