Beautiful cat reunited with his twin brother after 3 years
“He weighed about 7 pounds when we brought him in,” Rachel Keyes, an assistant at Noah’s Ark, told The Dodo. “We ran a bunch of tests on him so we could do a full exam and help bring him back to health.” Medical staff found that he was anemic and had stage 2 kidney disease, among other illnesses.
The staff at the hospital named the cat Billy and, as they worked to bring him back to health, became incredibly attached to him. A new client — a father and daughter — visited the hospital. As Billy walked by, the father commented that the cat looked an awful lot like the one their family had lost years ago. His name was Batuffolo, known as Tuffo for short. As the man and his daughter continued to speak with the receptionist, Billy suddenly did something very out of character.
“Billy recognized them and jumped up on the very top of the counter, which he doesn’t do,” Keyes said. “Then, he jumped right into their arms. Billy lets people pet him, but he never jumped into anybody’s arms.”
After a chance encounter with some visitors at the hospital who mentioned how similar he was to their cat, it turned out he’d run away from their house 3 years ago and been presumed lost. A few days later, he was taken home by his previous owners to be with his beloved sibling and family, after a three-year separation.
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