Off the Leash Off the Leash

Girl reunites with cat after 3 years

Microchip helps shelter find owners.

By Vetstreet Mar 25, 2013 3:01PM

A pet shop in Portland, Ore., was the scene of a long-awaited reunion between little Talus Miller and her now 13-year-old cat, Timmy.

Photo: Timmy the cat was reunited with Talus Miller on Saturday / KATU The indoor-outdoor cat had disappeared three years ago, and after a long search, the Miller family had given up hope of finding him. But as it turned out, the orange cat had been taken in by a man in Portland, who then brought him to Missoula, Mont., when he moved.

He kept the cat for three years before deciding he could no longer care for him, and took him to the Humane Society of Western Montana. There, the staff found a microchip and contacted the Millers, who were shocked, but delighted.

A stranger who was making the 500-mile drive to Portland for a wedding gave the kitty a ride home on Saturday, where he had a happy reunion with Talus and her mom, Jenny.

“I love him!” said Talus, as she snuggled with the fluffy cat. “His eyes just widened when he first saw me.”

— Watch it at Oregon’s KATU

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Photo: Timmy the cat was reunited with Talus Miller on Saturday / KATU


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