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Lost-Pet Reunions: A cat gets spooked and disappears while on a leash-walk


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Murphy was taking a walk on his leash when something spooked him and he wiggled out.

Murphy got spooked and slipped his leash and harness — by Michelle in Maplewood, MO
On a Sunday morning in April, I took my cat Murphy outside on his leash and harness. While we were outside, something spooked him and he somehow got out of his harness. The last time we saw him, he was scurrying under a fence.

We scoured the neighborhood everyday for a month. We talked to neighbors, put up signs, handed out flyers, checked shelters. Nothing. We had all but given up hope when I received a phone call from a man saying he found Murphy! He found him wandering down his street, crying. Murphy ran right to the man and he took him in. The next morning, he took him to a local shelter, had him scanned and we were contacted.

I left work right away and picked him up — the man brought him back to his house to avoid us having to pay to spring him from the shelter. He ran right to us and I haven’t let him out of my sight since.

I am so thankful to the man who found him — he truly went above and beyond — and, of course, to HomeAgain for reuniting us safe and sound!

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