Nye County Cat One Step Closer to Home

Samson the orange tabby, one of 400 cats housed at a troubled nonprofit shelter, may be reunited with his owner thanks to his microchip ID tag.

Posted: July 28th, 2007, 5 a.m. EDT

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Many of the 400 cats FLOCK was taking care of have found homes
Samson, once one of 400 cats at FLOCK, has found a loving foster home with Lynda Doane.

Nye County Animal Control, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society, has been caring for more than 400 cats housed at FLOCK (For the Love of Cats and Kittens), a nonprofit organization near Pahrump, Nev. Animal control took over the shelter in mid-July, because the cats were suffering from lack of proper care.

Volunteers have been providing medical care and loving attention to the cats for the past few weeks — and now one cat is closer to being reunited with his owners. As part of a routine examination, Best Friends staff scanned an orange tabby and located his microchip identification. Three phone numbers were listed in connection with the microchip, and Best Friends hopes to contact the cat’s owners soon.

In the meantime, Lynda Doane, a volunteer from Las Vegas, will give Samson (as she calls the orange tabby) a loving foster home with her two cats, Tweeky and Princess. “Hopefully, he’ll find his family,” she says. “But if he can’t find his family, he has us.”

Best Friends volunteers and staff hope that more cats will be reunited with their families. People from the Las Vegas area who have recently lost a cat are encouraged to visit the FLOCK site near Pahrump. For more information about FLOCK and the efforts to help the cats living there, visit the Best Friends Animal Society website.

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Garet    Athens, OH

7/29/2007 7:14:03 AM

This is a great idea to reunite cats with their owners.

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

7/28/2007 12:55:41 PM

I hope they can find the cat's owners.

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