Turner the cat was reunited with his guardian by the Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA thanks to a microchip, after he’d been missing for two years. The 10-year-old orange tabby lives with the Hafner family of San Rafael. He was found about 5 miles away from home, near the Terrapin Crossroads reataurant. Dad David Hafner was all smiles when he saw Turner. He said that his three daughters, ages 10, 9 and 7 cried when Turner went missing. When they found out Turner was coming home on Thursday, they cried again, but with tears of joy.
Marin Friends of Ferals got a call from a concerned gentleman who had been feeding Turner for the last number of months. They brought the cat to the Marin Humane Society on Wednesday, where he was scanned for a microchip and then successfully reunited with his family the following day, thanks to his chip and current contact information.
David Hafner told a reporter for the Marin Independent Journal his girls “really love the cat and they missed him. When they found out the cat was at the humane society, they were crying tears of joy.” He continued, “[Turner] was a present to my wife when I found out she was pregnant. He was there for all three girls all their lives until he disappeared one day two years ago.”
Turner’s appearance suggests that he has been on his own for quite some time. The newspaper story said the family had spotted Turner once about a year after he’d disappeared, but were unable to catch him.