Cat Returns Home After 13 Years
Owner didn't realize at first, but vet confirms hunch
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2014 5:50 PM CDT
File photo, not the prodigal Shelby.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – And another for "the cat came back" files: This one's a doozy, with a woman in Australia reporting that her cat Shelby turned up on her doorstep after 13 years on the lam, reports 7News Melbourne. Paula Harper-Adams says she at first didn't recognize the sorry-looking creature, but suddenly had an aha moment that was later confirmed by the vet's office. "I think we all sort of felt pretty emotional about that," says one of the staffers. Adds a blogger at Jezebel: "This is one of the few times I wish cats could talk." (Click to see a genuine hero cat in action.)