Two years. That’s how long Shoes, a senior cat, was lost from her beloved family. But thanks to a microchip and caring couple who found her, this 16-year-old kitty is finally safe at home again.
Two cities. Shoes lived in Lebanon with her family, and the couple who rescued her found her in Zionsville. That’s at least a 15-mile journey.
How Shoes got lost at age 14 and how she made it to Zionsville is a mystery. But there is no doubt who she belongs to or loves very much. Shoes meowed as soon as she heard her owner’s voice on June 23 at the Shelter.
Deputy Hannah Fisher, an Animal Control Officer for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, and Dr. Amy Rader, a veterinarian and HSforBC board member, also helped get Shoes safely home again.
Her story is quite remarkable. Shoes was adopted by her family as a kitten and weighed 20 lbs. when she disappeared two years ago. Sadly, she only weighed 5.6 lbs. when rescued on June 22.
It was a very emotional reunion with her owner the next day
Dawn Walker, director of Feline Foster and Adoption for HSforBC, said Shoes “started in [meowing] the minute she heard her mama’s voice! It was precious and one of the most amazing moments!”
Shoes is extremely thin and needs veterinary care. But thanks to a microchip that still worked after 16 years, this Happy Tails story has a “safe at home again” ending.
Microchips do work! Even old ones!
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