Cat Found 2,000 Miles from Home

You might as well call him Waylon the wonder cat because he managed to survive and remain healthy after disappearing from the Naples, Florida area and wound up near Denver, Colorado over a number of months. How can a cat get all the way from southwest Florida up in to the Rocky Mountains?

Waylon was found in Golden, and taken to an animal shelter where his microchip was read so his Florida owner could be contacted.Daniel Johns was very relieved to find out what had happened and was researching flights to send his cat back to Florida. A commenter on the Naples News story volunteered to bring Waylon back on a January 10th flight.

Mr. Johns said, “He’s really cool, sweet cat. He walks on a leash and knows his name.” (Source: Naples News)

Microchip implants are making these animal trackings possible, though some people object to them as unnatural. Regardless of one’s views on implanting technology inĀ  general, microchips have proven very effective in finding lost pets.

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Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor4 years ago

I m Cat love I wish I could have all of them,

Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago

PURRfect ending

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad4 years ago

Thank you God for getting her home safely!

Aimee A.
Aimee A4 years ago

Thanks for posting!

Dent H.
Dent H4 years ago

Back in1989 I found a kitty in the south bound rest area of of I-5 near Grants Pass Oregon. I was headed to San Francisco. He was sitting under the note board the the state put up in the rest area. His owners put up a note saying they had lost their cat while he was going potty. He was a large cat that looked very much like Waylon. The post said his name was Bark and they were on vacation headed to Arizona and they left their home number and a relatives number. They would not be back for a couple of weeks. I picked up Bark and took him with me and called the numbers. Some idiot at work didn't think it was right for a cat to be on a leash so he took it off and of course, Bark walked off. He was found shortly and we met his people in San Luis Obispo. They were happy to get Bark back and I was very happy to see Bark safely returned. The moron who let him go was a stupid hippy who did not think any animal should be caged or put on a leash. He also did not believe in spay or neutering. Sadly this kind of attitude is still prevalent in our society today. It is hard for me to imagine with all of the data out on how much longer our cats, dogs and other animals will live and how their life is a healthier one people still think there is something wrong with taking better care of your animals. When I was a kid our cats never lived much longer than ten years and once I started to spay and neuter I had cats live over 17 years and they were healthy right up the the last few weeks. My vets

Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold4 years ago

Waylon is quite the traveller. Too bad we will never know the adventures he had on the way to Colorado. Thank heavens the owner put in the microchip. I think that it is a very good way to be sure that the animal returns home.

John B.
John B4 years ago

Absolutely amaziing.

Stephanie L.
Stephanie L4 years ago

Waylon must have an eye for pet lovers. There's no way he could have stayed that healthy without a little help from those who feed strays.

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