Cat missing for more than two years returns home

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A microchip and a volunteer effort to neuter stray cats in Nampa helped reunite a Middleton woman with a cat that ran away during a storm in February 2011.

Laura Foster had given Dalo up for dead after searching him for weeks.

But on Sunday, her cat was home and Foster was crying tears of joy.

Dalo was trapped Sunday by Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP). He was among a group of cats getting regular feedings from a resident.

The Press-Tribune reports that when volunteers trapped Dalo they noticed he was unusually friendly for a feral cat. They checked for a microchip and called Foster.

Foster got Dalo from a shelter in2002 and says the cat never left the house until it was spooked by the storm.

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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune