“He was trying to not put his feet down on the ground, it was so cold,” Kimberly recalled. No one came to claim the feline so she scooped him up and brought him to her car to get him warmed up. The kitty looked rough around the edges, showing signs of having been on the streets for some time. He was in need of veterinary care and a lot of TLC. Kimberly decided to bring him along to her destination as she knew a place that would be able to help this little guy.
They reached out to Lollypop Farm, an animal welfare organization in Fairport, New York, and the shelter took him in with open arms. “What Kimberly didn’t know was that this cat was not any ordinary cat — but a seasoned traveler himself,” Lollypop Farm shared with Love Meow.
“Our Admissions Team immediately scanned for a microchip, as they do with all incoming pets. Not only did he have one, but he had an owner who had registered him under a Texas address that was over 1,465 miles away! This was one cross-country kitty.”As it turned out, they found Ashes — Mathew’s beloved cat. They dialed the number found from the registration information, and crossed their fingers that the owner would pick up — and he did.
Matthew who was in Arkansas at the time, was in complete disbelief.