Cat Returned To Owner 2 Years After It Went Missing A cat that disappeared during Hurricane Irma in 2017 has been reunited with its owner in Tampa, Fla. The sheriff's office was able to trace the cat with the help of a microchip.

Cat Returned To Owner 2 Years After It Went Missing

Cat Returned To Owner 2 Years After It Went Missing

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A cat that disappeared during Hurricane Irma in 2017 has been reunited with its owner in Tampa, Fla. The sheriff's office was able to trace the cat with the help of a microchip.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. An old song is called "The Cat Came Back." It tells of a cat that returns no matter how hard the owner tries to be rid of it. We do not know the attitude of a cat owner in Tampa, Fla., but that cat did come back. It vanished during a hurricane two years ago and then, last week, turned itself in. It walked up to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, and a microchip implanted in the cat helped to find the owner.

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