The cat came back, more than 10 years later
Oscar the cat had been missing for more than a decade.
Published Thursday, January 7, 2016 8:00PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 7, 2016 8:05PM EST
A cat that went missing more than a decade ago has been reunited with its family near Edmonton, thanks to a faded tattoo.
Oscar was thin and dehydrated when he was brought to a veterinary clinic in Morinville, Alta., just before Christmas. While veterinarians treated the feline, they noticed it had a faded identification tattoo.
The marker helped them track down Oscar’s human family, who still live in the town about 35 kilometres north of Edmonton.
“They were obviously surprised, but they were happy to take him home,” said Elyse Prince of the Morinville Veterinary Clinic.
She said the clinic has previously seen cats that had gone missing for two or five years, but “Oscar’s story definitely takes the cake.”
The clinic said Oscar’s story is a good reminder for people to microchip or tattoo their pets.
With a report from CTV Edmonton