Miracle Cat Found after Five Years

What a story Feya must have to tell. The cute 12 lbs. tortoiseshell cat was found on Johns Island and brought into Charleston Animal Society for rescue in February. That’s when the Animal Society team turned up something very important – Feya had been reported missing in Mt. Pleasant, five years earlier!

Thankfully, Feya was microchipped, but the phone number to her owner, Alexandra Struthers, no longer worked. “Thank God I put my sister as an emergency backup,” Alexandra said.

When her sister called her, Alexandra said all she heard on the other end was, “Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!” When
her sister calmed down, Alexandra couldn’t believe what she was hearing, Feya had been found, “I had a bit of a brain freeze.” For weeks after Feya went missing, Alexandra and her family and friends put up posters, posted online and went door-to-door, along with checking in at local shelters.

It was a tearful reunion at Charleston Animal Society. Feya was
in rough shape; underweight with injured paws and thinning fur, but Alexandra was overwhelmed to see that Feya recognized her, purring as Alexandra said hello after five years. Since the reunion, Feya has been slowly introduced to her dog and cat siblings.

Still puzzling Alexandra is how Feya made it the 15 miles to Johns Island. “All I know is Charleston Animal Society is fantastic. They put so much effort into finding me,” she said.

It’s a lesson for all of us to not only microchip our pet, but to also keep it updated with new phone numbers and addresses. “She’s a miracle cat,” said Alexandra.