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Back in elementary school they used to make us listen to a morbid song (in retrospect) about a cat who always returned home no matter how many obstacles were placed in its way, but a real life jersey shore cat named Porsche did come back, six months after being separated from his family during the chaos following Superstorm Sandy.
Uranie Roberts and her daughter Carol Baumann had to be evacuated from their Toms River, N.J. home during the storm, and temporarily sought shelter at a relative's house a few miles away. It was there, in November, where Porsche escaped, leaving them to believe they would never see him again. Heartbroken, they were eventually able to return home without the cat, but received the shock of their lives last week, when he showed up, meowing on their back porch.
As Baumann told NBC Philadelphia, “I saw the green eyes and I said, ‘My God in heaven, it’s Porsche!’”
The lucky black cat, who appears to have been well fed and is in otherwise good condition, traveled eight miles on paw to reunite with his people, on a challenging path that included storm destruction, traffic, and even a bridge.
Baumann calls the reunion a miracle, and is clearly very happy to have her beloved cat back home. “It’s wonderful. I missed him so bad,” she said.
Via NBC Philadelphia