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Video: Holly the Cat Travels 190 Miles to Reunite with Owners

Holly the Cat was vacationing with her owners Jacob and Bonnie Richter in Daytona Beach, Florida when she bolted out of their motor home at the Daytona International Speedway on Nov. 4, apparently frightened by fireworks, reports WPBF-TV.

After failing to find the indoor 4-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Holly's owners went back home to West Palm Beach, Florida, about 190 miles away (video below).

Amazingly, two months later, Holly showed up in her owners' neighborhood. Neighbor Barb Mazzola told WPBF-TV: "She was pitiful. She just stood there, ready to collapse."

In a week, Mazzola coaxed Holly into a cat carrier and took her to the vet, where she was scanned for a microchip.

The chip came back to match the Richters, who got a call from the pet tracing agency on Saturday. Holly had traveled about 190 miles in 62 days.

There has been documentation of dogs traveling long distances to find their way back home, as scientists say dogs have a sense of navigation via genetic inheritance from a wolf's ability to navigate. However, it's very rare for cats to find their way back home.


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