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Cat found near Omaha finally reunited with owners in Texas

His incredible journey spans at least three states...And nearly a hundred days of agony for his owners
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 11:07 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - His name is Jameson and his incredible journey spans at least three states and nearly 100 days of agony for his owners.

“It’s a miracle,” Sydney London said.

London and Bryson Ponder live in Mckinney, Texas. One day in August, they noticed their three-year-old cat was gone.

That’s when they realized they may have lost their pet for good.

”We looked for days and whenever he never came home, we just assumed something had eaten him,” said Sydney.

Jameson was missing for three months. Then Sydney received a call from a veterinary clinic in Council Bluffs.

A family in Omaha had been taking care of a stray cat for a week. When they decided to take it to the vet to see if it had a microchip. It did.

The vet was able to locate the owner of “Jamie” 600 miles away.

”We scan, find the number, and contact the company and they hold on to the owner’s information. They have their phone number, address, emergency contacts, and that’s who we contact if we find an animal who lost,” Kelsey Whalen said.

Whalen said that chips are harmless, easy to place, and inexpensive and that everyone should chip their pets.

”And that’s also important because if you find a stray, you need to take them cause there’s likely a loving family that is looking for them,” Whalen said.

As for Sydney and Bryson, they say they know how lucky they are to be reunited with their little guy, considering they’ve never even been in the Omaha-metro area before.

”The first thing I thought he had to have jumped on a truck or jumped in somebody’s car to get a ride here. He definitely didn’t walk,” Bryson said.

Not only was this couple happy they found Jameson, but so is the Omaha family who had him for a week.

”He was welcome in our home, and we’re happy he had a home.”

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