DALLAS — One Denver family is making a surprise trip to Dallas, Texas to pick up their cat which had been missing for nearly a year.
Nearly 800 miles away from home, someone found Harvey at the bottom of a 25 ft. hole in Dallas, TX. No one has figured out how he ended up there, and it’s possible it will remain a mystery. If anything, the cat is proof you might as well live it up if you’ve got nine lives.
Dallas Animal Services employees then tracked the cats owner down through his microchip.
Lakewood resident Jackie Ewer received a call about four weeks ago.
“I don’t know how it’s possible you have my cat because I live in Colorado,” said Ewer. “I’m surprised, but at the same time if any cat would have some crazy adventure, it would be Harvey. He’s very funny.”
She talked with Denver7 from Miami, where she and her family are vacationing. She will head to Dallas to pick up her traveling cat over the weekend.
“I don’t know if he like, got on a truck somewhere and it took off and he somehow had some adventure all the way down there. I have no idea. It is so bizarre to me.”
Harvey had been missing for nearly eight months before someone found him on a construction site in Highland Park in Dallas. It took crews six hours to remove him from the deep hole. He was covered in mud, but thankfully in good shape.
“After I didn’t see him for a while I was concerned that a wild animal got him,” said Ewer. “He knew where his home was, so I was surprised when he didn’t come home for a couple nights and I was worried about him.”
Harvey had always been an outdoor cat, at home in Colorado.
“He thrived there. He was kind of king of the block. Came home every night to sleep.”
Ewer got him from the Adopt a Barn Cat program when, she believed, he was about 4-years-old. He had been part of her family for a year, before disappearing.
A little mischievous with quite the personality, we may never know how Harvey purrrfected his survival skills.
“I wish he could talk. That would be such a fun story to see what has he been up to for the last eight months,” said Ewer.
They'll be reunited this Sunday in a ceremony.
Denver7 will seek photos and video from the reunification.