Thanks To Microchip, Arkansas Man To Reunite With Cat He Thought Was Dead
We rarely get to tell tales from beyond the grave, so you'll want to stay tuned for this story.
(OK, just kinda.)
More than four years after Arkansas man Butch Meister was told his cat, Captain, had died, here was a veterinarian in Kerrville, Texas, trying to get ahold of him to deliver the biggest "well, actually…" news ever.
That's right. Captain is alive! CBS Austin reports that while Meister was deployed overseas as a member of the military, his ex-partner told him Captain had died. (Meister had adopted the cat in 2015.)
Surprise! The chip brought up Meister's information, though she had to take to social media to find him because he had since moved away to Little Rock, Ark. (There, folks, is approximately reason No. 5 million to microchip your pet.)
Now, the shelter is working on a way to get Captain back to his owner after he did his best Jon Snow or Bart Bass impression. Where was he all this time? CBS Austin reports the shelter staff saw him with a pack of feral cats near Kerrville's Whataburger.
While we're glad he was likely able to enjoy some excellent burgers, he's now thankfully on his way home, according to a Facebook post Monday from AWS Freeman-Fritts.
According to the post, Captain was set to secure a flight from San Antonio to Little Rock, where he will finally reunite with his long-lost dad. Hooray!