cts_logo_en72516

Finding Forever Homes on August 18, 2018

'Disbelief': Family Reunited With Missing Cat After 7 Years

The MSPCA recently rescued Tigger the tabby cat from a home in Mashpee after the owner was moved to a treatment center

Presented By

Adoption Tracker

About Clear the Shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18 to help find loving homes for animals in need. More than 150,000 pets found their forever homes since 2015.

ClearTheShelters

 

Photo Galleries

    Missing Cat Reunited With Its Owner on Cape Cod

    Tigger the tabby cat is back in the hands of his cat mom after being gone for seven full years. NBC10 Boston's Kathryn Sotnik has the story:

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    A Massachusetts family has been reunited with their cat seven years after the furry feline went missing. 

    “It was disbelief...even a couple of days later it was still disbelief that this cat was found and back home,” said Dennis resident Rebecca Collins West.

    Tigger the tabby cat strayed away from West's home one day when she let him outside, and after a few weeks, the family accepted that he was gone.

    But West always thought he was alive. And she was right.  

    Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

    [NATL] Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

    Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four things: human interaction, food, scent and toys.

    (Published Monday, July 16, 2018)

    Tigger was recently rescued from a home in Mashpee after the owner was moved to a treatment center.

    Staffers at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) shelter in Centerville scanned Tigger and discovered he had a microchip. They called West last week with the great news.

    “We had to listen to the message three times because we couldn’t believe that they actually found Tigger,” West said.

    She said she is so thankful to have microchipped Tigger when he was young, and without it, perhaps this reunion would never have happened.

    West said it was an emotional scene at the shelter on the day she picked up Tigger, and the four-legged feline had not forgotten her. 

    “He just stood up majestically and looked right at me,” she said.

    Tigger had some scabs and worms but is healing well and getting back to his routine: stealing his sister Hazelnut’s cat food.

    West said she won’t be letting him out of the house anytime soon.