When I read this story, I felt a special connection with the family because I have a cat names Charles and he looks a lot like their Charles! Apparently, Charles went missing about eight months ago when his owner was out of town and a friend was cat sitting. According to the AP, Robin Alex, of
Albuquerque, said, "Oh, I was crushed, and I found out while I was away volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and I was so upset because I was in so there was nothing I could do." New Orleans
However, earlier this week, Charles was picked up by an animal control unit inBut Alex said she could not afford the round-trip ticket to
! Luckily, Charles was micro-chipped so Alex was contacted that he was rescued in CHICAGO and she would need to make arrangements to have him returned. Illinois
Fortunately, the story has a happy ending when fellow
Now, my Charles is very old and can barely make it down the stairs, so I don't think he will be making any long-distance trips but he is micro-chipped just in case he would escape and make it down the block. PLEASE MICRO-CHIP YOUR PET. For more information on micro-chipping please see our newsletter article in our Alley Cat Mews.
(Photo: AP - Charles from NM)
(Photo: MMF - My Charles)