Lost cat and owner reunited months after Katrina
Published: February 14, 2006 | 3527th good news item since 2003
After making it through Hurricane Katrina only to spend three months in Texas, three-year-old Margo, a calico cat from Louisiana, was finally reunited with her owner at the Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, Mississippi.
Sylvia Latham of Buras says she is happy and excited to see her pet again.
After Katrina blew through town, her family’s house was under 20 feet of water and Latham and her family had to be rescued by boat.
Margo was presumed drowned.
But Latham wouldn’t give up hope and posted a picture of the cat on a Web site, petfinder-dot-com.
A woman from Best Friends, an organization that matches displaced pets with their owners, saw Margo’s picture and called Latham.
After Katrina, Margo was picked up at Lamar-Dixon Rescue Center in Gonzales and taken to a wild animal orphanage in San Antonio, Texas.
From there, she was taken to Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary.
Margo is the first of the sanctuary’s 43 cats rescued from Hurricane Katrina to be united with her owner.