A missing cat was reunited with its original owners Tuesday after they made a spontaneous visit to the SPCA Serving Erie County.
The owners, Shannon and Allie, were looking at available cats for adoption when they noticed a familiar face. Shannon went into the room and called the cat's name, Mow Mow.
"I went into the room and called his name," Shannon said. "He looked right up at me."
Mow Mow was missing for two years from Shannon's home in Cherry Creek. He was brought to the SPCA on January 14 after being abandoned with eight over cats in a Buffalo home.
SPCA Serving Erie Communications manager, Bethany Kloc says this encounter was definitely meant to be.
"Oh, 100% chance ... for them to even just be driving by and say 'let's check it out.' They're not even from around here, they live in Cherry Creek, which makes it all the more miraculous that this connection happened."
Mow Mow's favorite cat house was in the wash Tuesday morning, which is why he was laying out on a cat bed, in clear view, when the fateful reunion happened.
"It was clear right away that Mow Mow was their cat," SPCA senior cat behaviorist Cary Munschauer said. "It was an emotional reunion!"
After two years, Shannon and Allie were able to bring Mow Mow back home.
Kloc says the value of microchips can not be underestimated when it comes to knowing your pet's location.
If your pet is microchipped, you should make sure that your information is up to date, in case you need to be contacted regarding your pet's whereabouts.
If your pet is not microchipped, Kroc says it's very cheap to do and can help reunite you with your pet in an emergency.
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