A Portland man whose cat had been missing since September 2012 will soon be reunited with the well-traveled feline, courtesy of the homeless man who’s been caring for her more than nine months.
Ron Buss says he let his cat, Mata Hairi, out of the house last September. The cat usually left for no more than a couple of hours at a time, but on that day she never returned.
Michael King spotted the cat hiding under a table trying to stay out of the pouring rain. He tells the Independent Record that he didn’t want a cat, but he picked her up to save her life.
The cat traveled with King to California, back to Portland and out to Montana, where King’s foster father lives. They took the cat to a veterinarian, found a microchip and contacted the owner.