A stolen cat is found 800 kilometers from home thanks to its microchip

Upon noting the disappearance of their cat, a Nebraska family quickly favored the trail of theft. This was confirmed several weeks later, when the animal was already far away, in neighboring Colorado.

A cat stolen from his family and taken to another state ended up being found by the police and an animal protection association. Reunion facilitated by the feline’s identification chip, reported SiouxlandProud Monday, June 27.

The owners of Katobia red-haired cat, live in Woodlank Park in the state of Nebraska (central United States). Last May, they noted with horror that the animal had vanished.

Very quickly, the thesis of the abduction seemed to them much more plausible than that of the escape. The family suspected a student who had just left Nebraska to return home to Colorado.

She notified the County Sheriff’s Office. Stanton, which opened an investigation. It is also on the site of the latter that the details of the case were revealed.

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Stanton County Sheriff

The individual in question was contacted a first time, but he categorically denied it. He even claimed to have never seen the cat.

“The family is grateful and relieved”

However, on Friday 24 June, the authorities were able to find Katobi and pass it to the chip reader. This time the police Thornton and association Humane Society of the county of Routt, in Colorado, confronted the student with his responsibilities. The latter ended up confessing; it was he who had taken the cat to Woodlank Parkwhen he was preparing to leave the accommodation he rented there to return home.

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An agreement has been reached with the family. The kidnapper agreed to pay the costs of returning Katobi in Nebraska and, in exchange, the cat’s owners won’t sue him.

On Sunday June 26, after a 10-hour drive, the cat returned to his family, safe and sound. ” The family is grateful and relieved “, indicates the press release published by the office of the sheriff of Stanton.

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