December 17, 2013 > Dash re-united after missing three years
Dash re-united after missing three years
Submitted By Geneva Bosques
Dash, a handsome orange tabby cat is finally going home after being lost for three and a half years.
As good guardians, DashÕs family had him neutered and micro-chipped when they got him as a young kitten.Ê The family then moved from San Jose to Fremont and Dash got scared and ran away.Ê DashÕs family searched high and low for several weeks, but were never able to locate him.
This week Dash was brought into the Tri-City Animal Shelter by a new homeowner who found that the house she had just purchased came with an orange tabby cat!Ê The seller said that she had been feeding the orange tabby for three years but she always thought it was the neighborÕs cat.Ê The cat expected the new home owner to provide him with food and they thought he was a stray in need of a new home, so they brought him to the shelter.
Staff at the shelter did a quick scan and located the microchip.Ê The microchip brought up DashÕs special registration number and they were then able to contact his original family.Ê When the staff called the family, they had the following conversation:
Shelter staff, ÒDid you lose a cat?Ó
DashÕs family:Ê ÒYesÓ... ÒIs it an orange tabby?Ó
Shelter staff, ÒYesÓ
DashÕs family, ÒOh my goodness, you found Dash!Ó
The owner was thrilled to hear that Dash was in good shape and ready to be reunited with the family. Three and a half years is a long time to be a homeless cat and luckily for Dash, he will be homeless no more. Dash was reunited at the Tri-City Animal Shelter on December 5, 2013.
The Tri-City Animal Shelter is located at 1950 Stevenson Boulevard in Fremont.