Most individuals have been pleased to see the yr 2020 go — however a New England cat named Moose, who had been lacking for 5 years, had an particularly ecstatic begin to 2021.
On New 12 months’s Day, 12-year-old Siamese cat Moose loved a blissful reunion together with his human, Kendra Armstrong, 5 years after he had escaped the home and disappeared. They discovered one another because of Midcoast Humane, an animal shelter and rescue in Brunswick, Maine.
Again in December, Kendra had been taking a look at photographs of adoptable cats on the shelter’s web site, and she or he acknowledged a really familiar-looking face. The cat was named Oldest, however Kendra felt sure she was taking a look at a photograph of her beloved Moose. She instantly referred to as the shelter.
“Continuously, individuals will attain out and say, ‘That’s my cat,’” says Kate Griffith, advertising and communications supervisor for Midcoast Humane. “Most of the time, it isn’t. We weren’t particularly hopeful.”
However, miraculously, Oldest really was Moose! Not solely that, however he had cycled by means of the shelter just a few instances throughout the years since he obtained misplaced.
Initially, somebody introduced within the cat as a stray, and the shelter named him Piglet. He was adopted twice and returned twice — first as a result of the adopter’s dwelling scenario modified and second as a result of he was not an excellent match for the house. The primary adopter re-named Piglet to Oldest, and that identify caught.
A Reunion to Meow About
When Kendra got here into the shelter on New 12 months’s Day to fulfill the cat she was positive was Moose, he began meowing continually and didn’t wish to go away her facet. That’s an excellent indication that he acknowledged his unique human mother, Kate says.
“It’s a extremely heartwarming story, and it befell the primary day of 2021,” she says.
Within the shelter’s unique Fb submit thread concerning the Moose case on January 5, Kendra wrote, “I actually thought he had crossed the rainbow bridge and I might by no means see him once more. After I came upon that he had been with somebody for 4 years, I couldn’t have been extra pleased to know that he was alive and being liked and cared for this complete time!”
Kendra despatched the shelter this message after the reunion: “Moose (Oldest) is aware of he’s lastly residence and he does NOT need me to go away his sight. … I’m so grateful to have him residence with me.”