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A Bend family has been reunited with its missing cat -- seven years after it disappeared.

 

The Reinecke family got a call from the humame society last Friday that a good samaritan had found their now ten year old cat "Brave."

 

A microchip in "Brave" allowed the reunion.  The famly had kept the same cell phone number, despite having moved twice during that time.

 

The cat was in poor health and the humane society's vet had found a cancerous tumor in his abdomen.

 

But Lynn Ouchida with the humane society says the Reinecke family rushed to the shelter to collect their long lost pet.

 

"We're just really delighted by the end of the story.  The family is taken aback that they have the ability to spend the remaining days with this cat.  It really has come full circle.  And they are doing the ideal thing, providing comfort, veterinary care.  And his last days are not being spent in the shelter."

 

Brave is fitting in just fine ... getting to know the two year old fmaily dog Beaux.

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