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After losing beloved cat, owner goes into shelter and makes incredible encounter

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When Theron lost his cat, Cutie Pie, he was devastated. He looked everywhere for his beloved pet, but after a week of fruitless searching, he decided to adopt a new pet.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 04/09/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

As he perused the cattery at the Bangor Humane Society, he made the most bizarre and unbelievable encounter. 

Going for a new cat, coming back with the old one

In one of the kennels was a cat with a coat that looked exactly like Cutie Pie’s. But when the cat turned around and showed his face, there was no doubt in Theron’s mind. This was his beloved Cutie Pie!

He rushed to tell staff at the shelter, showing them the hundreds of photos of Cutie Pie he had on his phone. When the kennel was opened, Cutie Pie walked straight into her travel crate. This kitty was ready to go home!


Theron came into our shelter today looking for a cat to heal his heart after his kitty, Cutie Pie, disappeared about a...

Posted by Bangor Humane Society on Friday, August 21, 2020

Microchipping saves lives

It was a happy day not only for this cat and his owner but for the shelter who were able to reunite a little family – something which is sadly quite rare for them to witness.

Let this be a reminder of the importance of microchipping your pets! If Theron had microchipped Cutie Pie, it could've saved him a lot of time and worry when he lost her!

Learn everything you need to know about microchipping your pet