Rejoice! Cat Accidentally Sold Along With Mattress Is Home Again

(via Reddit)

(via Reddit)

Because not every lost pet story has a happy ending, fans of Camo the Mattress Cat will likely be incredibly relieved to hear that the beloved pet accidentally sold along with bedding on Craigslist has been reunited with his owners.

The guy who didn’t realize his girlfriend’s cat was hiding in a hole in a box spring before letting it get carted away updated Camo’s fans yesterday, announcing in an email to his family and friends that the cat has been found.

According to Oregon Live, a woman had spotted Camo near the Hillsboro Airport in Portland. So Camo’s owners set out a trap baited with sardines and the smell of familiar clothing from home to lure their pet on Saturday night.

Just an hour and a half later, Camo’s owners checked the trap and found a ticked off Camo inside.

Camo’s owners thanked everyone who was worried about his disappearance, writing in an update on Reddit:

“We can’t ever repay or say thank you enough to all the people that spent their cherished holiday time, and resources to help us bring Camo home. It was quite emotional last night, we’re in shock of this whole experience, and have been holding him tight! It’s been quite the ride and we couldn’t possibly formulate the words to describe how grateful we are for all the people who have reached out to us for suggestions, help, stories, comfort, and information. It’s the best feeling in the world to know friends and strangers alike have had our back in time of need, and to have him back safe and recovering. We can’t even imagine what’s he’s been through in a week and half running wild near the country side especially in this weather. Today is a great day!”

Camo seems to be a bit worse for the wear after his ordeal, with a few pounds shed, cut lip, broken nails and bleeding paws, but nothing worse than that.

It seems he traveled about seven miles from home, though most of that distance was covered while riding inside the box spring atop a car. Here’s to hoping he’s eating all the non-trap sardines his little heart desires right now.

Camo returns! The cat went missing after it was accidentally sold with a mattress [Oregon Live]

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