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A beloved cat is reunited with his owner in Summit County after going missing for 5 years

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 11:28:51-04

STOW, Ohio — A resident in Stow has been reunited with her cat after it went missing five years ago, all thanks to a microchip.

Lori Croghan said when she got the call from the Stow Kent Animal Hospital on July 3, she thought it was about her other cat named Nugget, and not about her beloved cat Quinn who went missing from her home five years ago.

"I was shocked and wasn't expecting this news," said Croghan.

Croghan adopted Quinn from One of a Kind Pet Rescue, where he was already micro-chipped.

Fast forward to when Quinn went missing and she thought the worst case scenario.

"We live so closed to Route 91 that I thought he may have gotten hit by a vehicle," she said.

When Croghan picked up Quinn, who was found by a good Samaritan about a mile away from her home, she said he was in good health.

"He wasn't matted and it appears that someone took him in and cared for him because he is in good shape," she said.

Croghan says Quinn is acting like he never left and is getting used to her home, even taking over her son's room when he wants to hide from the chaos.

"He's showing affection to everyone in the house," she said.