News: Bay Area cat found after unintended trip to Reno

This kitty took a 220 mile trip without his parents even knowing he was missing… yet another reason to make sure your cats are microchipped!

The Associated Press

PUBLISHED: TUESDAY, SEP. 4, 2012 – 2:04 PM


Moca in Luggage

Moca in Luggage (Photo credit: hajime7)

RENO, Nev. — A Bay Area cat that ended up in the valet parking area of a Reno casino 220 miles from home has been reunited with her owners.

Washoe County animal control officers say 2-year-old Ponyo was reported in the Circus Circus parking lot the evening of Aug. 27. Officers were able to track the cat’s owners in Dublin, Calif., through an ID tag and microchip embedded in her body.

Owner Devon Hayzlett says she and her husband were puzzled to get a call from animal control officers in Reno after seeing their pet the night earlier. They hadn’t noticed Ponyo was missing because she tends to hide away for long periods of time.

The Hayzletts suspect Ponyo hitched a ride with their neighbors, who had taken a trip to Circus Circus.