Sophie: Lost in Transit, then Found, Wants to Rejoin Her Family

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Jon and Liz Trewhella’s tortie cat Sophie went missing at a NY motel enroute to Fort Jackson in SC., where Jon is stationed with the US Army. Sophie was later found and is staying at the motel until transport can be arranged to get her back with her family.

Sophie disappeared from the Canandaigua, NY Super 8 last Tuesday night as the Trewhellas traveled between Fort Drum in NY to SC.  The motel staff did everything in their power to try to help find her before her family had to leave, but she did not turn up.  On Friday, when a maintencane man arrived to repair a window screen thought to have something to do with Sophie’s disappearance, motel employees noticed the tell-tall smell of cat urine coming from the room, and Sophie was discovered to be caught up inside a box spring mattress.

The cat is staying in her own room, with a litterbox and plenty of food, the TV turned to the weather channel, and plenty of attention from motel employees, as  everyone involved hopes that transport can be arranged soon. Maureen Roberts, of Colony Caregivers is trying to arrange transport. Anyone able to help can contact Maureen through the group’s website.

Sophie is shown above with motel manager Brenda Haak, who has helped in the effort to find Sophie, make sure she is comfortable, and get her back home to her family.


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