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‘It’s my Christmas miracle’: Georgia truck driver reunited with cat lost in Ohio

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A Georgia truck driver was reunited with his cat after losing him at Love’s Travel Stop in Springfield, Ohio.

The trucker had apparently parked his 18-wheeler at the truck stop in Springfield when his feline and traveling companion, known as Ashes, got spooked and slithered away back in July.

According to the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, New York, a woman named Kimberly was moving from the west coast back to Rochester when she stopped at the very same location. While there, she noticed a hungry cat shivering in the cold, and decided to bring him to the Humane Society’s “Lollypop Farm.” She named him “Smokey.”

The admissions team at Lollypop Farm scanned Ashes for a microchip and found out Matthew, the truck driver, was the owner.

And then Matthew got an unexpected call.

“I had been thinking about Ashes every day,” said Matthew.

Finally the two were reunited.

“It’s that microchip – without it, I wouldn’t have ever gotten him back. If you love your pet, you just have to chip them.’’ the truck driver told Lollypop Farm. “The women that found him saved his life, but the microchip brought him home.”

“It’s my Christmas miracle.”


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