Cat Reunited With Family After Winter in a Barn

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Jack is back home after five wintry months (Source: GlobalNews)

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Being fat and resilient are two of the characteristics that may well have kept Jack alive over the last five months.  He went missing in October, the family fearing that he had been accidentally towed out to where they store their boat in off-season, perhaps while napping inside.  They had checked there, but Jack was nowhere to be found and left behind some food and a blanket in case he was in the area.  However, an employee working at a racehorse barn, located across the street from the boat lot,  found the cat and took him to a local veterinary hospital.

It was Jack’s distinctive tattoos that got him back home.  Dr. Moshe Oz of the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital was able to track down Jack’s family, citing the importance of some type of identification on animals, such as a tattoo or microchip.  Without that, and the cat’s own resourcefulness, something the family had banked on, Jack may not have made it back to his family.

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Dr. Moshe Oz, Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital (Source: Global News)

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Jack was in rough shape.  Beaten up, matted, full of ticks and worms, a large laceration on his face, and very dehydrated, the doctor was shocked he had survived.  The family, however, had never lost hope and with the generosity of Dr. Oz, who waived all the billing, their family is finally all back together and certainly have something to celebrate with the coming of spring.

Check out this great video from GlobalNews about the family and their joy.

 

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