After 11 Years, Misty the Cat Has Returned
Thanks to a microchip
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2016 6:53 PM CDT
Dean McCrea and Misty are reunited after 11 years.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Misty the cat disappeared from her Portland, Ore., home in 2005. Her owners, Dean McCrea and Meredith Warren, finally gave up searching, thinking the gray feline had fallen victim to a coyote that had already killed another cat in the neighborhood. But last week, 11 years after she went missing, Misty was home again, People reports. Someone dropped her off at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter, where they scanned her for a microchip revealing McCrea and Warren as her owners, KGW reports. So, how's Misty doing after all these years? “She hasn’t missed a lot of meals. You can tell she’s very healthy,” Warren tells the news station.

And Misty seems happy to be home, she adds, "She doesn’t seemed stressed. She’s very sweet, just purrs and purrs." While McCrea and Warren are happy to have Misty back in their arms, they tell KGW that they'd be open to talking to another family that may have been taking care of the cat all these years. But really, they say, they'd like to keep her. "That is so great! microchips are the way to go!" one Facebook comment says.