By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
WEST MILFORD, N.J. — More than two years after a New Jersey family last saw its 13-year-old cat, the animal was reunited with his owners thanks to a post on a missing animal Facebook page.
After trading Facebook messages about the cat, Zelitsky visited the shelter on March 22 to see whether the feline was Jimmy, NorthJersey.com reported.
“When they opened the crate door, I said, ‘Jimmy is that you, bud?’ and he walked over and head-butted me and smooshed his nose into the dog’s toy,” she told the news site. “I immediately started to sob. He started to rub up against us, and when I was rubbing his belly he nipped me, which he always did.”
She said her family was initially skeptical that the cat could be Jimmy, but that faded as it became clear that he was familiar with the Zelitsky home’s layout. He even claimed a favorite dining room chair, the same one he favored more than two years ago, according to NorthJersey.com.
“If it wasn’t for the wonderful people at WMASS, we would have never had this happy reunion,” Zelitsky said.