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Jennifer Noble, AP Five years after Katrina, one cat-loving family has finally recovered from the devastation. Last week, Biloxi, Miss., resident Jennifer Noble got a feline blast from the past when she checked her answering machine. A message from the Humane Society of South Mississippi informed Noble that they had her cat, reports the Sun Herald. Upon returning the call, Noble discovered that her beloved Russian Blue and Tabby mix that went missing after the hurricane was at the shelter. She had found her long lost kitty, Scrub! According to the Sun Herald, the Humane Society worker asked Noble if she was missing a gray and white cat. To which Noble replied, "You have my cat! Oh my...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo, UK Next month, Bob the cat will turn one year old -- and what an adventurous first year it's been. Bob was just six months old when he disappeared from his home in Northampton, in central England, the Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports. His family was distressed by his disappearance -- especially four-year-old Joshua. Northampton Chronicle & Echo, UK "Bob had been a Christmas present to the whole family. We put posters everywhere, we asked neighbors, we phoned the company we had him micro-chipped with, but heard nothing," owner Claire Dalton told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. As the months passed, the Dalton family lost hope that they'd ever see Bob...

Hans Pama, Flickr One out of three pets will get lost at some point in their lives. This statistic strikes fear in all pet owners, but there are services and strategies to boost your odds of finding your dog or cat. From simple to high tech, here are 10 things you can do to help bring a missing pet home safely. 1. Collar and ID Tags. Only 2 percent of cats and 15 percent of dogs without tags or microchips will be reunited with their owners, states the American Humane Association. So make sure your cat or dog is wearing a collar and identification tag that bears your current contact information, including phone number. 2. Microchips. Many different companies manufacture pet microchips,...

Missing Pet Partnership Got a dog that's nuts for cats? You might want to train it to put its feline obsession to good use. The Seattle-area-based Missing Pet Partnership (MPP) trains dogs and their owners to be first-rate detectives, sniffing out lost pets. When it comes to cat-detection, "we pick dogs that naturally get hyper-excited and wiggly when they detect the scent of a cat," MPP founder Kat Albrecht tells Paw Nation. Albrecht, who began her career as a police officer working with search-and-rescue bloodhounds, would use her own search dog to track lost pets in her spare time. Eventually her side project grew into the Missing Pet Partnership. Not every cat-lovin' dog is up to...

Ingrid Kerger holds long lost cat named Tiger. Credit: Boris Minkevich, Winnipeg Free Press Fourteen years after her cat, Tiger Lily, disappeared, Ingrid Kerker of Winnipeg, Canada was stunned to receive a phone call from a veterinary clinic, asking if she had ever owned an orange tabby. The clinic had found a feline with an identification code tattooed in its right ear that led to Kerker's old address, reports the Winnipeg Free Press. "I was just shocked," Kerker tells Paw Nation. "Tiger Lily disappeared on October 12, 1996. I remember because I wrote the date down in my Bible." At the time, Kerker and her two young sons put up posters looking for their cat, but they never found her....

Connie Osborne Connie Osborne thought microchipping her cat, Griffon, would protect her kids from the heartbreak of losing their kitty if he ever escaped. And it did. It also earned the North Las Vegas, Nev. family a ticket for $1,100. The Siamese mix snuck out of the house the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Osborne tells Paw Nation, and by the time the family realized he was gone, everything had shut down for the holiday. So it was a major relief two days later when Osborne received a call from microchip company HomeAgain. Griffon was safe and sound at the animal shelter across town. He'd been picked up by animal control less than a block from her house. Osborne arrived at the shelter...