Cat Missing 5 Months is Found But His Future is Uncertain

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Poor Meeko was lost, then found, but may end up with nowhere to go.

Kenneth Harris and his family drove from Oregon to Louisiana with their pets earlier this year, making a long distance move by car.  The family had to make an emergency stop on the side of I-40 on the Arizona / New Mexico border and Meeko jumped out of the car when Kenneth’s wife and 5 year old son got out. The family’s cats had been allowed out of their carriers due to the heat. The family searched for a short time but, according to the KRQE News 13 report below, had to give up and continue their journey.

Gallup, New Mexico resident Helen Morales recently found Meeko, got his contact information from his collar and contacted the Harris family, telling them he was safe and sound in Gallup.

“He’s just been through a lot but,he seems just a person… he was just so nice,” Helen said of the cat she took in when he came around looking for food.

“My heart melted, I felt like I had lost the cat that I wasn’t going to see him ever again,” Kenneth told channel 13, explaining how he felt upon getting the news that Meeko was alive and had been found.

Unfortnately, there is no reunion planned with the Harris family just yet, and Helen is not planning to offer Meeko a permanent home. “They [the Harris family] said they were of little means. And I said I too am of little means, I can’t afford to send him.”

Harris says his son and young daughter are hoping this will turn into an early Christmas gift, and somehow they will get Meeko back soon. “It’s priceless, you can’t put a dollar value on it,” said Harris.

For now, Meeko’s happy ending is on hold, with no solution for him in sight.


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18 thoughts on “Cat Missing 5 Months is Found But His Future is Uncertain”

  1. Search on Facebook- the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network- it’s an amazing nationwide network of volunteers that transport rescued kitties ! They are amazing !

  2. Someone may need to contact both families. Since they are both of little means they may not have computers to see this. I don’t see who wrote the article, which is a shame because they would know how to contact both the Harris family and Ms. Morales. In fact, since they have already contacted both parties involved, it would be great if the author could go ahead and contact them with a phone number or address to help get things started…

  3. //——-this is the link for Underground railroad Rescued Kitty Network,,,,an all volunteer group that transports kitties to their furever home…….

  4. Look for the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network (URRKN) on Facebook. Read the guidelines and contact one of our admins — we can get your kitty home for free — and would be glad to do it.

  5. Thank you, Lucy!! I always worry that those of us on line a lot forget that there are still quite a few people who do not have access at all. My son’s Mother In Law does not have the means to get a computer, so it is always something I try to remember when I am out here.

    Alex and Lucy, please keep us posted as to what happens. I will definitely be cheering you all on here in WVa.

  6. I’m the brother of Kenneth Harris. You can contact me at [email protected] about getting Meeko back to his family. I am reticent to give out any more contact information or the contact information from my brother’s family because there have been some people saying some very negative things and bordering on threats on other websites.

  7. Hi Christopher,
    It was my hope that this post would bring your family together with URRKN, and that a transport can be organized. The transport network is comprised of people who want to make good things happen for cats and their families.

    If you want to contact me for any reason you can email me at [email protected].

    Best regards, and good luck getting Meeko back to his family. I’d hate to have him end up at a shelter and would love to see him go back to his family.
    I’m sorry to hear that there have been unkind comments and would not want them to prevent a happy conclusion to Meeko’s predicament.


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