TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has reunited a cat with its owner two years after the pet went missing during Hurricane Irma.
The sheriff’s office tweeted late last week that the cat showed up at one of its offices in the Tampa area and deputies were hoping to find the owner.READ MORE: Second-Largest Solar Roof In South Florida Capable Of Providing 100% Of Energy Needs For Building
“The cat seems very domesticated, and may be from a house or apartment nearby,” deputies posted.
The sheriff’s office provided an update on Friday, saying that the owner had been traced via microchip after deputies took the cat to a local veterinarian.READ MORE: The Turtle Hospital Celebrates Earth Day, And Saving Turtles, Every Day Of The Year
The sheriff’s office didn’t identify Eva’s owner but said the cat went missing during the 2017 hurricane whose path cut through the middle of Florida.
“Tonight, the owner was reunited with Eva,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “Eva is now living in luxury. MEOW, that is a great story!”MORE NEWS: Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Makes South Florida Stops, Talks About Possible Run For Governor
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