Turner Hafner, a handsome orange tabby, has been reunited with his family after two years on the lam.
Found by a rescue group about five miles from his home in Marin County, California, the 11-year-old cat’s family was identified via a microchip implant.
Turner’s Dad David was stunned when he got the word that Turner had been found.
“We just could not believe it,” he said. We’re still pretty blown away by all this.”
Hafner’s three daughters were “crying for days” when they first lost Turner, and now are “crying tears of joy.”
“Our first thought that he was eaten by a coyote,” he said. The family spotted Turner eight months ago, but he was “extremely skittish” and they couldn’t get close to him, according to Hafner.
Carrie Harrington, spokesperson for the Marin Humane Society said that Turner’s return is a great example of why owners of lost pets should never give up hope.
PHOTO CREDIT: Marin Humane Society