Feline Returns Home After Nine Months

A human let their feline investigate the outdoors in the spring of last year. They left the feline, named Bella, outside, and took their small human to school. Now, furiends, I do not recommend this. If we felines are outside, it should be under supervision and preferably in an enclosed area so that predators cannot get to us.

When the human returned home, they expected Bella to do the same thing. But Bella did not return. And as days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, they started to think they would not see Bella again.

Bella Reunited With Her Human

But one day, a cat rescuer took a cat they had been caring for to the white coated humans for a check up. The white coated humans scanned the feline, and learned she was Bella. They called Bella’s human, who wasn’t sure what to expect.

When they arrived at the white coated humans, about an hour’s drive away from their home, they knew right away. Bella greeted them and soon, they were on their way home. Bella purred during the ride home, so you know she was happy to see her humans.

Thanks to a microchip, Bella was reunited with her humans. Make sure to get one for us, furiends. And always supervise us if we are outside.

Feline Reunites With Human After Five Years

Furiends, Koji gets nervous when the human goes away for a few days. I have to reassure him that the human will be back. When Jacey is here, she does the same thing. We laugh at Koji, and when the human comes back, we tease him about this.

But I do not know what it would be like to not be around the human for five years. I would be very sad. And I would have to explain to Koji that I may have been wrong and that the human will not come back.

One human had to deal with this. One night, their feline named Astro went outside to take a stroll. Astro did this every night and always came back. The human went to get Astro and could not find him. They tried very hard to find Astro without success. They figured Astro was gone for good when they could not find him after a long time.

Before he wandered off, Astro’s human microchipped him. And this is what led to his reunion with his human. A human who Astro met liked him, and they took him to the white coated humans. When the white coated humans prepared to microchip him, they found out he already had one.

The white coated humans called Astro’s human with the good news! Soon afterwards, Astro’s human brought him home. I am happy Astro had a chip in him, because this reunion would have been impossible without it!

And Astro’s human gave some good advice. They said that if a friendly feline comes wandering by a lot, “it doesn’t hurt to take them down for a microchip check.”‘

Astro the adventurer.
Astro Sleeping on the Couch

As for Astro, he wandered around the home, checking it out. He realized he was back with his human. Then he hopped onto the couch. He got comfortable, and then took a nap. Furiends, Astro acted like he had been away for five minutes, not five years!

Astro’s story reminds us about the importance of getting felines microchipped. It also reminds us that it is best if we felines stay inside.

Micochips Help Cats Get Home

A Microchip can Help Get your Pet Home

Furiends, with the Fourth of July coming up, it is important to remind you that we felines do not like the loud noises that we hear. Do not leave your felines outside when there are fireworks. We may run away, and then you will be spending a lot of time looking for us.

Animal welfare organizations get lots of calls about lost pets on the day after the Fourth of July. According to San Diego Humane Society, “there is typically a spike in the number of stray animals that we receive the day after a big holiday, like the 4th of July.”

A Microchip can Help Get your Pet Home

One thing you can do to help in case your feline or canine gets lost is to get us microchipped. That is the one thing the human has not done with me. Jacey and Koji are microchipped, but I am not. And the human keeps saying he will do it, but he gets busy and forgets.

It would be next to impossible for me to truly escape, because we live in an apartment complex where I cannot get to the stairs. But it still would be best to have me microchipped. I will swat the human until he does it.

A Small Microchip Can Be a Lifesaver
A Small Microchip Can Be a Lifesaver

Getting a feline or canine a microchip definitely helps in reuniting them with their humans if they get lost. Only around a quarter of canines who go missing are reunited with their humans if they do not have a microchip. The reunion rate doubles for those with microchips, with around half of them going home.

For felines, it is even worse. Without a microchip, very few felines (two percent) end up home. For those of us who have them, the reunion rate jumps to 38 percent.

This is why it is important to get your feline or canine microchipped. I will bug the human about this, because he even had a chance to get it done for free!