A family has been reunited with their pet cat after it ran away 11 years ago

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesEven after years of being lost, some pets are sometimes found.
  • The Fulton family of Texas lost their pet cat, Fergie, over a decade ago.
  • This week, they were reunited with Fergie after she was found in the same neighbourhood 11 years later.
  • Fergie is happily back home, acting like the “princess” she’s always been.
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When a Texas family’s cat disappeared 11 years ago, they thought they’d never see their family pet again. They found out they were wrong over a decade later.

The Fulton family got Fergie when she was a kitten back in 2006, but Fergie went missing when they went on a trip abroad and left her in the care of a friend.

“She was a great cat, super friendly and just real loving and just a nice cat,” Elyse Fulton told local Texas television station KDFW. “We didn’t know what happened to her.”

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But, this week a local veterinary hospital called Fulton after a neighbour dropped off a lost cat. The vet read the cat’s microchip and learned it was Fergie. Turns out, she was still living in the neighbourhood for over a decade.

“They said, ‘Are you missing Fergie?’ And I was like, ‘Sure, like for 10 years now,'” Fulton said. “I was just stunned. I was absolutely blown out of the water.”

The family is happily reunited with their long-lost cat, and Fulton said Fergie is acting as if no time has passed.

“She went right back to being the princess cat she was before she left,” she told KDFW. “You know, she’s sleeping on the bed. She knows what a litter box is and all that. Eating good and, again, just seems really happy to be home.”

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