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Georgia woman’s cat found a mile from home after 7 years

Written by on March 15, 2024

Liz Gillespie of Rock Spring, Ga., was reunited with her cat, Kevin Durant, seven years after he went missing from her home. Photo courtesy of the North Georgia Animal Alliance/Facebook

A Georgia woman’s cat was missing for 7 years before being found living with a colony of strays about a mile from home.

Liz Gillespie said her lynx point Siamese mix, named for basketball star Kevin Durant, went missing from her Rock Spring home about 7 years ago.

I live next door to 30 acres and woods. And so I just kind of assumed that maybe a coyote had gotten him, and I really didn’t think he was out there after so long. I kind of didn’t have any hope left,” Gillespie told WTVC.

Gillespie said she was shocked to receive a call from the Walker County Animal Shelter reporting that Kevin had been found.

Officials told her the feline had been brought in for testing after a confrontation with a local child, and veterinarians discovered he was neutered and microchipped.

She said Kevin had been living with feral cats only about a mile from her home.

The North Georgia Animal Alliance, where Gillespie works as a volunteer, said in a Facebook post that the now-12-year-old cat is being treated for a minor upper respiratory infection, but is otherwise in good health.

Source : UPI News

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