Breanna Moore and her 7-year-old son, Anthony, were recently reunited with their Ragdoll Persian cat, Truckee, about two years after the cat went missing in the Paso Robles countryside — Moore saw her on a Facebook group for lost pets.
Truckee had gone missing a couple of years ago when several of the families’ cats were disappearing from their Paso Robles ranch. Moore said that after searching and asking neighbors, she couldn’t figure out what was happening to the cats and wondered whether they were being eaten by a wild animal.
About two years later, Moore was checking Facebook late at night, when she saw her son’s cat listed on the “Lost And Found Pets North SLO County” group.
“It took every ounce of me not to call and tell her she found my son’s cat,” Moore said. She settled instead for a private message and headed over to see the cat the next day.
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Sarah Switzer, who created the Facebook group, found Truckee about five miles away from Moore’s home. Switzer noticed how friendly the cat was with kids, and knew it belonged to somebody, Moore said.
Truckee was probably stolen and then abandoned, Moore said, adding that cats don’t wander that far.
Truckee was covered in infections from foxtails and had a hernia, as well as a hole in her stomach that appears to have been caused by a blunt object, Moore said.
Truckee is now on the mend, and her family is thrilled to have their old furry friend home again.
“ I’ve known stories (where) people go for years not finding their pets or any explanation. It was a God-given miracle that we were able to find her,” Moore said.
Moore has set up a GoFundMe page to help with Truckee’s high medical bills; donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/8ezxut7c.
H.A.R.T. June cat adoption special
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) of Cambria is having a Cat Adoption Special. Throughout June, H.A.R.T. is reducing its adoption fee to $10 for all cats and kittens seven months or older.
H.A.R.T. is a network partner of the Best Friends Animal Society. This adoption special is part of a June nationwide promotion called “Is your dad man enough? This Father’s Day bring home a cat.” The H.A.R.T. cat adoption package includes spay/neuter and up-to-date vaccinations, together with a follow-up vet visit, microchip, bag of kibble and H.A.R.T. ID tag.
H.A.R.T. is located at 2638 Main Street in Cambria. The shelter is open for visitors Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 927-7377 or visit www.slohart.org to learn more about the available cats.
Canines at Cass, a dog friendly event
An afternoon spent with your dog walking in the vineyards, listening to music and having a snack. There will be an auction and raffle. 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 at Cass Winery, 7350 Linne Road in Paso Robles.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. All proceeds benefit nonprofit Meade Canine Rescue. For ticket information, contact 239-4004 or email@example.com.
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