When Ilene Howden came to her home in New Jersey one day, a brown cat with gold markings and green eyes greeted her as if she knew her. After contacting police who said no one reported a missing cat, Howden called the Animal Welfare Committee for help in locating the cat’s owner.
After two weeks of advertising the lost cat with no response, the Animal Welfare Committee decided to have the cat spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. That’s when they discovered that the cat had not only been spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated, but that the microchip proved that the cat had come all the way from Alabama.
The cat shelter that had microchipped the cat in Alabama was out of business, so Howden put the cat up for adoption in New Jersey. How a cat got from Alabama to New Jersey still remains a mystery.