Taz, a $10,000 Savannah cat, went missing from his Virginia home suddenly. And thanks to a police officer, Taz was reunited with his owners a week later.
Sydney Williams, Taz’s owner, said she noticed her prized exotic pet went missing when Taz didn’t show up for dinner. The next morning, she knew that was something wrong and contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Detective Mike Brock took the case because he is dubbed the “pet detective” because he owns a dog and three cats. Williams told Brock that while construction was being done on her house, there were a lot of workers coming in and out of her house. Some of the workers inquired about Taz and what she fed the exotic cat.
Brock tracked down the workers.
“I had to be real careful. I didn’t want to spook anybody to the point where they harm the animal,” said Brock. “I basically told them it would be in everybody’s best interest if this cat was returned to the family safe and unharmed.”
After several days, Taz suddenly appeared at Williams’ house.
Williams said that Taz hissed and growled when he first saw them. But she did say that it appeared that Taz was cared for while he was gone and didn’t seem dehydrated or hungry.
“I don’t even know what to say about detective Brock. We truly believe if it wasn’t for him, we would have never seen Taz again,” she said.