A local family is celebrating a reunion, thanks to Regional Animal Services of King County. Sherrie Fox and her family lost their cat, Oscar, about three years ago when he ran away from their home in Auburn. For months, Fox visited the King County Pet Adoption Center in Kent almost daily looking for her feline friend, with no luck.
That all changed on Thursday when King County Animal Services Officer Pam McLaren discovered Oscar in SeaTac. After finding a loose cat, Officer McLaren scanned him to see if he had a microchip. He did, and Officer McLaren was able to obtain the owners’ contact information. Officer McLaren was surprised to discover that the cat was one that had been reported missing back in 2008.
“I was absolutely astonished to find Oscar,” said Officer McLaren. “We knew Sherrie well because she came into the Pet Adoption Center dozens of times looking for her cat. We even called her when we found similar cats in the past, but none of them were Oscar. When we called Sherrie to tell her that we found Oscar, she was so excited that she and her husband rushed down to the King County Pet Adoption Center in record time. Seeing the joy on their faces when they saw him again made me proud to work for Regional Animal Services.”