Iris Samaniego raised Diego the cat for 12 years and she loved him like it was her child, so much so that when he went missing back in June 2015, Iris completely refused to give up on searching for her beloved cat, even tho her family had lost all hope.
After posting signs everywhere for an entire year and looking for the feline everywhere, Iris found him in the most unlikely way possible. “I was at work and in between patients, I’m a vet tech, something told me to look on animal friends of the valley website which is odd for me,” she shared. “I saw his picture and left work as fast I could.”
The joy Iris felt after finally finding Diego was indescribable and even tho the cat was a little stressed from being at the shelter, he felt right at home as soon as he got back to his humans.