When a pet runs away most owners assume it’s never coming back home.
That’s just what Elizabeth Ober thought when Salem ran away from home on moving day last November.
“I went back to the apartment for three or four weeks and I never saw anything.”
Their dog goes by the name “Lucky” but the feline in this family has the nine lives.
Just a couple of months after living in their new home, which is about 6 miles away from where the cat was last seen, an interesting sight greeted Ober out in the front yard.
“There was a black cat sitting in front of our new house and I walked up to him and I gave him some food. My kids were so excited and thought it was their cat I was like ‘I don’t know about that,’ she said.
Then confirmation came.
“It was the vet tech. He was like, this is your cat, I was like ‘no way’ so I read the scanner and I was like, it really IS.”
Elizabeth says Lucky is probably the most excited to see Salem back.
“He was gone for so long. I don’t know how he did it.”
Salem was micro-chipped, which worked to confirm the cat’s identity.
It could also help to place lost pets without leaving things up to chance.