If nothing else, it was a good Friday for Precious. The cat was expected to be reunited with its Denver owner Friday night after a flight from Midway Airport in Chicago.
If nothing else, it was a good Friday for Precious.
The cat was expected to be reunited with its Denver owner Friday night after a flight from Midway Airport in Chicago.
But how in the world did a cat from Denver end up in Rockford, Ill.? Precious isn’t saying, so for Virginia Wheeler of Denver, it’s a good thing the microchip is.
The cat, which went missing from its Denver home about a year ago, was turned in to Winnebago County Animal Services last week as a stray. When officials scanned Precious’ microchip, they tracked the cat to Wheeler.
Chicago-based Terry Dowd Inc., a fine arts delivery company, took Precious from Rockford to Midway Airport on Friday, a donation estimated at nearly $1,000. Frontier Airlines donated the flight from Midway to Denver.
“Only about 5 percent of cats that come into shelters get reunited with their owners. Nearly all of them lack any kind of identification, such as a microchip or even a collar and a tag,” said Ben Drotar of the Table Mountain Animal Shelter, where Wheeler adopted Precious. “We applaud the Winnebago County Animal Services for their dedication in scanning and making the effort to reunite lost animals with their families.”