A Royal Homecoming for William and Katy

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Thanks to microchipping and Pilots and Paws, two abandoned cats are finally back in safe hands.

When Feline Friends of Destin adopted out William and Katy, they never imagined the call they’d later receive. The cats were found 1,000 miles from Destin, declawed and foraging for food in a dumpster at a military base in Kansas. Thanks to HomeAgain microchipping, the two were tracked back to Feline Friends.

Ann Herriott, president of Feline Friends said, “The people that adopted (William and Katy) acted like the cats were still with them when I called. But when I asked why they were in a shelter in Kansas, they confessed to giving the cats away on Facebook. This is really upsetting because it violates the ‘do not sell or transfer clause’ in our adoption contract and also the “do not declaw clause.’ ”

Because of crowded conditions at the Fort Riley Stray Facility, the cats had to be out in two days or else face euthanization. Herriott panicked and quickly began work to bring the cats home to Destin. After contacting Spay Fairy Farm in Ponce De Leon, Florida and Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society, she located volunteers who agreed to help bring William and Katy home through Pilots and Paws, an organization that rescues animals and flies them to safety.

After the cats were treated for an upper respiratory infection, they resided in a foster home in Kansas until they received satisfactory physicals and were able to fly home. After a two-day flight, William and Katy arrived in Destin on April 29th, just in time for the Royal Wedding festivities.

Feline Friends of Destin is accepting donations of any amount to assist with the medical bills from the Fort Riley Stray Facility.

2 thoughts on “A Royal Homecoming for William and Katy”

  1. Microchipping is the best thing for pets. I suspect when lost they would love to give detailed contact info to get back home.

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