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Homeward Bound: Lost Cat Reunited with Family in Dedham After Two Years

A missing cat traveled from Canton to South Weymouth in a span of two years before being found.

Black Jack reunites with his mom. Credit: arlboston.org
Black Jack reunites with his mom. Credit: arlboston.org

A black cat that has missing for two years, traveling 25 miles from Canton to South Weymouth has reunited with his family in Dedham.

On Oct. 16, a woman called the Animal Rescue League of Boston in Dedham looking to surrender a stray cat that she had found in her yard.

The woman  described that cat as very thin and said it looked like it had been outside for a while, according to the Dedham shelter.

When she brought the cat into the ARL, the staff found that Black Jack,  16 years-old, had  a microchip, but the number was never registered.

After an investigation, the  Dedham shelter contacted its owner.

 “The owner was so caught off guard she dropped her phone,” the shelter stated on its website. “ As soon as she picked it back up, she asked us to repeat what we had said.”

When Black Jack's owner moved to her new place in Canton, the indoor cat had somehow escaped.  The owner stated that Black Jack had been missing for two years and had traveled all the way from Canton to South Weymouth. 

“We will never know what sorts of adventures Black Jack experienced in those two years, but we do know that thanks to his microchip and the investigative work of the ARL’s Dedham staff, Black Jack is back with his family,” the shelter stated on its website.

Black Jack reunited with his owner at the Dedham Shelter and she immediately embraced the cat in her arms and gave him kisses.

Now the Dedham shelter is asking to get your pet microchipped because without one, Black Jack would probably have never been reunited with his family.

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