Missing Colorado cat rescued from 25-foot hole in Texas

By Daniel Uria  |  March 31, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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March 31 (UPI) -- A Colorado cat that had been missing from its home for more than a year was rescued from a nearly 30-foot deep hole in Texas.

Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center shared photos of Harvey the cat who was found trapped in the deep hole more than 800 miles away from his home.

"Our field team spent six hours working to pull him from a 25-foot hole after he had fallen and became trapped," Dallas Animal Services said.

After rescuing Harvey, the animal rescue group scanned the missing cat's microchip and contacted his owner in Denver, who said he had been missing since last June.

Harvey's owner Jackie Ewer told Denver 7 she was in disbelief when she first received the call from the Texas animal shelter.

"I don't know how it's possible you have my cat because I live in Colorado," she said. "I'm surprised, but at the same time if any cat would have some crazy adventure, it would be Harvey. He's very funny."

Ewer said Harvey thrived as an outdoor cat back in Colorado, but she became worried after he didn't return home after several nights.

"After I didn't see him for a while I was concerned that a wild animal got him," she said. "He knew where his home was, so I was surprised when he didn't come home for a couple nights and I was worried about him."

She speculated that Harvey may have managed to hitch a ride on a truck for his long journey, and wished the two could discuss his journey.

"I wish he could talk. That would be such a fun story to see what has he been up to for the last eight months," Ewer said.

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