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The Incredible Journey: Microchip ID Reunites Owners with Cat--13 Years Later

Implant credited with long-lost pet's triumphant return

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CHOW:

The Walburgs say that George, who was less than half his original 14-pound weight when he returned, has gained 3.5 ounce since coming home.....[ More ]

BACK SCRATCH:

Melinda and George spend some quality time together.....[ More ]

MUG SHOT:

George is showing signs of improvement daily, his owners say.....[ More ]

PLAYING AROUND:

George, a frisky feline when he went missing, is beginning to play again.....[ More ]

GEORGE'S HUMANS:

Melinda Merman and Frank Walburg credit the ID microchip implanted in George when he was a kitten with his return.....[ More ]

GROOMING:

George cleans up.....[ More ]

BULKING UP:

The Walburgs are feeding George a special brew of baby food and chicken broth to try to fatten him up.....[ More ]

RUB DOWN:

George, lethargic and sickly when he first came home, is perking up and enjoying human attention.....[ More ]

GETTING COMFORTABLE:

George readjusts to life with the Walburgs after his long absence.....[ More ]

CAT NIP:

Melinda encourages George to eat up.....[ More ]

DINNER TIME:

George initially only ate dabs of food from a spoon or fingers, but the Walburgs say his appetite is returning slowly but surely.....[ More ]

PAMPERED:

George gets some TLC.....[ More ]

HEAD RUB:

George gets reacquainted with owner Melinda Merman.....[ More ]

HOME AGAIN:

George, now nearly 17, after being reunited with his owners last week.....[ More ]

BEFORE HE LEFT:

George, left, with his twin, Ira, when they were about three years old.....[ More ]

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