A cat and its owner are being reunited after two years.
VCA Woodbridge Animal Hospital are helping bring a Florida man and his missing cat back together.
Marcus Johnson from Florida first found Oliver in a box next to Texas gas station dumpster, according to a release.
“He was so small, he could fit in the palm of my hand,” Johnson said in a release. “I couldn’t leave him there, so I took him home, gave him a bath, fed him and named him Oliver. He became my baby and we moved all over the place together.”
Two years ago, Johnson lost Oliver when they were on their way home from New York.
When Johnson and his friends got out of their car at a rest stop, Oliver escaped and ran into the nearby woods.
“It was late and raining, but my friends and I looked for him for about an hour,” Johnson said. “We were calling his name and shaking treats to try and get him, but we couldn’t find him, and we had to get back on the road.”
The following Monday, Johnson called a few local animal hospitals, which put up passed on information about the missing cat.
Johnson recently received a phone call from the VCA Woodbridge Animal Hospital saying that someone had brought Oliver in.
Staff members were able to gain Johnson’s information by scanning Oliver’s microchip.
According to VCA Woodbridge Animal Hospital Medical Director Dr. Lisa Osier-Rodrigo, Oliver is healthy.
“The VCA Woodbridge Animal Hospital team is thrilled to be able to provide love and housing for Oliver in our hospital while helping to make arrangements for him to be reunited with Mr. Johnson,” Osier-Rodrigo said in a release.
The hospital is working with its community members to return Oliver to Johnson.
“I thought I was never going to see my baby again, but now, because of the microchip, I am going to be reunited with my baby boy,” Johnson said.
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