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6 Unbelievable Stories of Pets Returning Home

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6 Unbelievable Stories of Pets Returning Home

Salmon follow the smell of their home waters. Birds and bees appear to navigate by the sun, stars, and moon. We can’t really explain how so many lost dogs and cats magically seem to find their way back to their owners over great distances, so we’ll just tell you about them instead.


1. Emily the Cat That Went Across the Pond

Lesley and Donny McElhiney’s home in Appleton, Wisconsin, wasn’t the same after their one-year-old tabby Emily disappeared. But she didn’t just disappear, she went on a 4,500-mile adventure! It seems Emily was on her evening prowl when she found herself on a truck to Chicago inside a container of paper bales. From there she was­ shipped to Belgium, finally arriving in France where employees at a laminating company found her thin and thirsty. Since she was wearing tags, it didn’t take long for Emily to be reunited with her family, compliments of Continental Airlines.


2. Howie the Persian Cat That Crossed the Australian Outback

The Hicks family wanted their cat to be lovingly cared for while they went on an extended vacation overseas. So, they took him to stay with relatives who lived more than 1,000 miles away. Months later, when they returned to retrieve Howie, they were told that he had run away. The Hicks were distraught, assuming that because Howie was an indoor cat, he wouldn’t have the survival skills to make it on his own. A year later, their daughter returned home from school one day and saw a mangy, unkempt, and starving cat. Yep, it was Howie. It had taken him 12 months to cross 1,000 miles of Australian outback, but Howie had come home.

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By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd., via Animal Planet

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4:17PM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

Thanks for these great stories. Keep them coming please.

2:43PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

These storeys just shows the power of love that an animal has with his/her human companion that is why I do not call an animal a pet but a companion sea monkeys an ant farms are pets not dogs or cats they are companions. =^..^=

Quinton The Crazy Loving Cat Man

11:44AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

amazing indeed

2:17AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


9:24PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Wow, those really are amazing stories! Thanks for posting.

4:25AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

thanks for this

1:43PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013


3:15PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:47PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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