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A very happy reunion

post #1 of 16
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As some here might have read, I have been helping to reunite cats and people separated due to Hurricane Katrina. Even though it has been 21 months we are still making reunions.

I have been specifically concentrating on the area of St. Bernard Parish this past year. This area was one of the hardest hit, but got very little press. Mostly because of the oil spill that was the second largest this nation has experienced. The largest on land spill though.

Much of this area will never come back, even today very large portions of this parish look no different than a month after Katrina, depsite the hard work and best efforts of the determined residents who are trying to rebuild their lives.

Anyway it was one of these residents who found a very sick kitty lying in a bush in an abandoned lot. This sweet boy still had his collar on, but lost his tags. He was sunbleached and near death. This wonderful woman, who is still missing kitties of her own, made no judgements and contacted a volunteer group to see if they could find his owners. She was positive someone was missing this boy.

That volunteer contacted me, and luckily I knew a woman who was missing a kitty that matched his description. We had tried setting traps for this kitty last summer, but we caught nothing. It was like the entire area was devoid of life. We were pretty sure though this kitty had survived the storm. Neighbors had reported seeing him afterwards. He ran away the day before this family evacuated. He must have sensed the storm coming. Many cats did this.

The real mircacle is that this boy was front paw declawed. He managed to survive all this time. This particular area has not had a local food/water person for many many months.

Tonight he is home, had a gentle bath and is snuggling with his little girls again. He recognized them right away and gave the oldest daughter headbutts and started purring. This after being gone for 21 months!

Tomorrow morning he goes in for a complete workup. He is skin and bones, covered in sores and has a serious cut on one paw. But his will to live is strong.

Can everyone please send out some good healing vibes for Tiger the Katrina kitty who is finally back home where he belongs. This sweet boy and his family could really use them.
post #2 of 16
This brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story! Thank you for the work you do. Sending lots of healing vibes to Tiger
post #3 of 16
I can't even imagine how this must feel for that family, and for the kitty, and for you, too. Please may Tiger recover completely and have a long and wonderful life filled with joy and love. My heart is with all of you.
post #4 of 16
Wow what a great story!!

It must be so rewarding when you can reunite kitties with their families - especially after so long!
post #5 of 16
OMG! That is an amazing story! I cannot imagine the sheer joy his family must be feeling, not to mention how happy he must be to be "home"!!
post #6 of 16
That was such an amazing story Bless that lil guys I am sending many many healing and quick recovery vibes for Tiger

U do such great work
post #7 of 16
Sending healing vibes to Tiger & his family & happy homecoming.
post #8 of 16
Thats awesome

That poor kitty - I can't imagine what he's been through these last 21 months
post #9 of 16
Ok - I'm tearing up. I am so glad he is home where he belongs!
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the good vibes everyone. Tiger is truly amazing.

He is loving being back with his people, whom he very much remembered. His little girls are busy giving him lots of TLC.

His whole story is just so miraculous I had to share it.
post #11 of 16
That is incredible! Thank you so much for sharing that story, and for the work you do. Lots of vibes and love going out to Tiger.
post #12 of 16
I also have tears in my eyes. Happy tears! What a wonderful, heart warming story. Bless you for keeping up with your work, it must be very fulfilling to reunite a pet with it's loving owner after such a long time apart. I hope you have many more happy reunions to report. Sending healthy, healing vibes to that brave, strong kitty and his family. Please let us know how he is doing.
And thank you for your dedication.
post #13 of 16
I love stories that have happy endings. I'm so glad you were able to find his owners. Prayers that he gets healthy again.
post #14 of 16
Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
This brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story! Thank you for the work you do. Sending lots of healing vibes to Tiger
I need a tissue! That is so wonderful! I am still in shock about it! I can't imagine what the family must be feeling! Great work!!
post #15 of 16
Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
I love stories that have happy endings. I'm so glad you were able to find his owners. Prayers that he gets healthy again.
Couldn't have said it better.
post #16 of 16
It is really nice to read a happy story, I'm glad you got a good result for all your hard work
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