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Cat and owner reunited after 7 years

Group works to get feline cat home for the holidays.

By Vetstreet Dec 26, 2012 5:41PM

Phoenix resident Tricia Osterman got the best — and most unexpected — Christmas present she could have hoped for. Her cat, Sophia, who’d been missing for seven years, was found in San Diego, 350 miles from home.

Photo: AZ Family // After seven years, Sophia will be reunited with her owner on Wednesday.Osterman was shocked to get a call from the San Diego Humane Society saying that they’d found Sophia, and located her owner using a microchip.

But Osterman couldn’t afford to get her cat back home.

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“I was in tears when they called me on the phone,” Osterman said.

The group wanted the cat to be home for the holidays, and booked a flight for her to be reunited with Osterman on Wednesday.

— Read it at AZ Family

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Photo: AZ Family // After seven years, Sophia will be reunited with her owner on Wednesday.

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