This pretty green-eyed black cat showed up near the home of a good samaritan, Lisa, who posted her with helpinglostpets.com / Lost Cats Illinois.
Because the Avid microchip wasn't registered, she submitted it to Microchip help. Having 3 cats of her own, Lisa had to keep this girl in her garage, with a recliner, litter box, food, water, and attention.
I was able to find the owner's information by calling Animal Welfare League. This sweet girl was adopted in 2010. Sadly, when I did some searching for the owner, I discovered he was deceased just a few months, and found some contacts to go on through his facebook page, which also had hundred of photos of his cats that he obviously loved. I saw he named this cat Missy.
I was finally able to speak to the late owner's fiance, who let me know that she had to rehome the 3 cats that he owned; her daughter took one in, but the other two were given to a family in Round Lake Beach. She was able to find the new family's phone number. She was concerned, as Missy was the closest to her owner, and they were indoor cats for 9 years.
I spoke to Missy's new owner. She told me the other cat is doing great, but that Missy is hiding all the time, and not adjusting well. She snuck out on them. I gave her the finder's information, and she was able to pick Missy up the next day. I also gave her Missy's microchip information, so she can transfer owner to her name and number.
Missy's new family sent me a text this morning: "Missy was picked up yesterday. She is doing fine." I was glad to hear it.
Thanks Lisa for taking Missy in and keeping her safe. As you said, "the new owner lives very close to me - maybe 3 blocks away but across a busy road. I'm happy kitty made it safely across that street. It's a very busy road." We are grateful for people like you.
We wish Missy a happy new life in her new home...thank you to her new family for giving them another chance to have a loving family.
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