Odie was missing for a year before she was reunited with her petdad on Friday after a cat colony caretaker noticed that she seemed to be a displaced pet.
James Raasch rescued Odie from the streets of Naples, Italy when he was stationed there with the US Navy, and brought her back to live with him at his Bremerton, Washington home.
Odie was James’ companion for more than a decade until she disappeared a year ago.
James searched for his missing cat with no success, then moved to Davis, California a few months ago.
A woman tending to a feral cat colony in East Bremerton found Odie, who had joined the colony, and noticed that the friendly girl seemed more like someone’s displaced pet than a feral cat.
According to Kitsap Humane Society Community Cat Coordinator Tara Trezona, “She was a cuddler.”
This past week, James was contacted by the Kitsap Humane Society, in Silverdale, Washington, and was told Odie had been found. Her microchip identified her and allowed the shelter to find her guardian.
James came up to Kitsap County and was reunited with Odie on Friday.
This story originated at The Kitsap Sun.