Lost Katrina Cat Back Home After 5 Years

Mississippi family reunited with Scrub
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 7:37 PM CST
In this photo provided by Jennifer Noble, Scrub the cat relaxes.   (AP Photo/Jennifer Noble)
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(Newser) – Awesome entry in the cat-came-back department: A Biloxi cat named Scrub has been reunited with his family five years after he disappeared in the aftermath of Katrina. He'd been turned in as a stray about 15 miles away, and the humane society tracked his owners through a microchip, reports the Mississippi Sun Herald.

“If he could talk, I’m sure he has quite a story to tell us," Scrub's owner tells the newspaper. The former indoor cat looks a bit the worse for wear, with a small chunk of one ear missing. "He is not as docile as he used to be," says Jennifer Noble. "He’s got a little bit of wild in him and you see it every once in a while."

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