Scrub The Cat, Lost Since Katrina, Returns Home A house cat missing since Hurricane Katrina has returned home in Gulfport, Miss. A woman caring for the gray-and-white cat took him to the Humane Society, where his microchip helped identify his owners. "Scrub" had gotten away over five years ago, the Biloxi Sun Herald reports.
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Scrub The Cat, Lost Since Katrina, Returns Home

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

It's not clear where Scrub has been for the last five years. We do know the gray-and-white cat is now back home in Gulfport, Mississippi after wandering away in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The Biloxi Sun Herald reports a woman just found Scrub, and the Humane Society used his microchip to find Scrub's owners. The one-time indoor cat is scarred and wilder, but did quickly return to his old habit of sleeping under the covers in the family's beds.

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