Marshall Scanlon, 8, burst into tears and cried after he was reunited with Casper, 11 days after his beloved pet went missing.
“He was so shocked. Marshall couldn’t believe that he had Casper back,” said his mother, Catherine McRae, adding “we honestly thought he had been eaten by a coyote.”
Casper, who went missing from the family home near on Granite Road in Blewett around April 21, was found May 1 about 8 km away in the Rosemont area.
But while it was a happy ending for Marshall and family, McRae pointed out there is a cat owner in the Rosemont area who is still searching for her missing cat, Louie.
McRae said the woman’s cat was from the same litter as Casper and – oddly enough – went missing at the same time that Casper vanished.
“They look like twins! We both shared pictures on Facebook. She posted over 80 posters all over Rosemont and downtown to help find her cat,” said McRae.
“Someone saw the poster and called to say he found a cat in his shed,” said McRae, saying the woman took the cat home, thinking it was her cat, Louie.
“Four days later she thought something was different and that it was possible she had the wrong cat,” said McRae, saying she took the cat to the SPCA to double-check and “sure enough he was scanned being Casper and belonged to my son Marshall…”
“Moral of the story… if Casper wasn’t micro chipped, nobody would know he was ours and we would still think it was because we live in the woods,” said McRae.
Marshall bought Casper two years ago using his allowance and birthday money.
The search for Louie continues while McRae said they’ll be keeping a closer eye on Casper.