A little kitty lives up to his name after ending up a long way from home!
On Saturday, the Kansas Prairie Village Police Department shared on Facebook that a resident recently came across an orange tabby cat. According to KMOV 4, the local found the cat alone in the cold and called the Prairie Village Animal Control Unit for help.
Animal control officers took the feline and scanned it for a microchip, an implant the size of a grain of rice that often contains the health and contact information of the microchipped animal.
Authorities discovered a microchip on the animal that listed the feline as a cat named Lucky from Miami, about 1,500 miles away.
“I have never heard anything like it in my 20+ years of service,” Captain Ivan Washington of the Prairie Village Police Department said, per KMOV4.
According to the Prairie Village Police Department’s Facebook post, animal control officers “contacted the owner in Miami” and found that the pet’s parent was still holding out hope that Lucky would come home after he disappeared in Florida two years ago.
KMOV4 reported that Lucky’s owner filed a police report when the cat disappeared because they thought Lucky had been stolen.
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It’s unclear how the feline ended up in Kansas, but the Prairie Village Police Department will continue to care for the cat through the Great Plains Pet Adoption Center until Lucky’s reunion is arranged.
“Lucky got lucky. We have Lucky. They’re excited. They’re happy, of course,” Washington added to KWOV4.