A black cat missing for five years from Portland found about 1,200 miles away from home. Of course, only he knows the whole story of his mysterious journey.
Here are the facts and what we know about his story. Viktor Usov had wondered about his cat for five years. He thought the worst had happened but then he got a call from New Mexico.
The person on the other end of the call was from Santa Fe Animal Shelter and told Usov they found a 6-year-old cat. The cat was long-haired and black, they believed that the cat belonged to him. “No way”, Usov said, ” That can’t be my cat. That must be a malfunctioning system”.
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Santa Fe Animal Services found the cat in the streets without a collar. They brought him to the animal shelter, where he was scanned for a microchip. Public relations officer Murad Kirdar told CNN on Monday.
This microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, injecting it under the skin by a hypodermic needle. Microchips can store information like identification numbers for the pet and contact information of the owner.
When the shelter scanned Sasha, it led them to Usov and thought that it might be a mistake. He said, “I want to think he was on a great American adventure”.
They exchanged pictures of Sasha when he was a kitten and what he looks like now. Gladly, it was the same cat.
Usov is in medical school so he didn’t think he could pick up Sasha, so the animal shelter stepped in to help. Sasha and Usov finally reunited Tuesday after American Airlines flew Sasha to Portland.