An Adventurous Cat Named Jimmy
Cats love being mischievous and scoping out their neighborhood. Jimmy the tabby was no exception. He never went far when he decided to venture outside and would always come home when his owners called his name. On September 13, 2014, Jimmy went out to peruse the neighborhood, picking up treats from neighbors, laying on the driveway, just enjoying the day. When it came time for Jimmy to come inside for the night, his owners called him, but Jimmy didn’t respond.
Trying to Find Jimmy
Sue Zelitsky and her husband called Jimmy for a very long time. The next day when their beloved cat still hadn’t returned home, they blanketed the neighborhood with lost cat posters. Even months afterwards, Sue would occasionally call Jimmy’s name when walking their dog, but no Jimmy. “He used to go in and out but ALWAYS came back, except that one night”, Sue told The Dodo. As time passed the hope for Jimmy to return disappeared, until one day when Sue was browsing Facebook.
A Post On Facebook And A Welcome Home
She came across a post by West Milford Animal Shelter about a stray cat who had been picked up off the streets. The picture looked very much like Jimmy, but after 2.5 years could it be him? Sue left a message with the shelter and after talking back and forth, the evidence was pointing straight to West Milford Animal Shelter about a stray cat who had been picked up off the streets. The picture looked very much like Jimmy, but after 2.5 years could it be him? Sue left a message with the shelter and after talking back and forth, the evidence was pointing straight to Jimmy as the stray cat. Sue went down to the shelter and when she opened the cage to the stray cat, he promptly headbutted her to say hello. There was no question that Jimmy was alive and well and now he is back home with his family after 2.5 years of being away. Welcome home Jimmy!
More Info: The Dodo
Image credits: West Milford Animal Shelter
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