Cat Finds Its Way Back Home Three Months After Tornado

On June 7, Wanda Ploeger lost everything in a Wisconsin tornado including her cat, Smoky.

After the tornado, Ploeger went out every night at 11pm to look for her cat because that would be Smoky’s normal time to be outside.

Even as months passed, she thought that her cat was still alive and would come back to her eventually.

“I kept telling my sister I never got a feeling about him,” she said. “With other animals I’d always get a feeling. She never said anything because she didn’t want to get my hopes up, but I always thought he’d come back.”

Three months after the tornado, Ploeger was driving about two-and-a-half miles from where her trailer home used to be. She suddenly saw a white streak and stopped on the side of the road. She went out and called Smoky’s name. The cat had escaped over the hill, but he came to her when Ploeger started calling Smoky’s name.

Smoky finally had returned home. During his time away, he lost three pounds, and he had to be treated for an abscess, which he may have suffered while fighting another animal.

Ploeger has had Smoky since he was six weeks old. She said that he used to like going outside, but now after his time away from home, he hasn’t shown any interest in wanting to go outside.

She is just happy that her beloved cat is finally back home.

Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

(Thanks Lynn)

5 Responses to “Cat Finds Its Way Back Home Three Months After Tornado”

  1. nora says:

    Smokey knows he is home with his mama and he ain’t having any “outside”. This is a happy cat story of human and cat reunited. Good for Wanda that she never lost faith in her Smokey cat.

  2. Lorri says:

    What a fabulous ending. Can’t ask for better than that.

  3. Myrtle says:

    Wow..that is sure a great ending to the sad disappearance of a precious member of her family. Welcome home Smoky.

  4. sue baugh says:

    i am so happy for you, my minnie has ran away and still waiting for her return, i am devastated

  5. Celia says:

    9-3-8 My pregnant mama cat and her 6, four month old younglings were taken out of my yard. 2 nights later I got an anonamous phone call, untracable, telling me where they had been dumped. i went there and found only the mama, who is now safe back home awaiting the birth of the new babies. but no sign of the 6 younglings, even my 2 dogs, who love them alot, could not find any trace of them. the area they were placed in is only 6 miles from my farm, as the crow flys, and I think mama, by the way she acts, smells them coming home. prayers for us all please.

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