Michigan Woman's Cat Back -- After 3 Years Roaming

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- After three years on the lam, Terri Essex's cat is back.

Essex was out of town when her house sitter told her the cat named Harrison was missing from her Muskegon home. The Grand Haven Tribune reports that the cat was caught this month about 10 miles away in Ottawa County's Spring Lake Township and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pet.

Harrison also still had his collar on.

Essex says she always suspected that Harrison had found a way to survive. She says it sounds like he was just "free-roaming all this time."

Jill Bannink-Albrecht, the front office supervisor of Harbor Humane Society, says it was a "miracle" that the cat survived -- especially since its front claws had been removed.


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  • by Dave Location: Litchfield, MI on Nov 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    Cats can make for such wonderful friends and companions. I have had my kitty for 10 years and don't know what I would do without him. I am glad to hear this story had a happy ending for the kitty; as well as Sue's.
  • by Sue Location: Jackson on Nov 22, 2010 at 04:15 AM
    What a wonderful story. I know a few years back a very nice cat wandered into my parents home; they couldn't find an owner so they kept the cat and it has been a wonderful pet for them. I know this cat was probably someone's beloved pet and it was unfortunate we could not find it's home.
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