Missing cat found in Fallon from Montana and is being returned

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A cat picked up as a stray in Fallon September 25, 2018 has been missing from Montana for more than 18 months and is heading back, the SPCA of Northern Nevada announced Thursday.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada provided these photographs of Bobby, a tabby reported missing in Montana and found in Fallon, and a Fallon animal control officer who was not identified.

Bobby is a friendly tabby and Fallon animal control officers scanned his microchip and found out he belonged to Kyle Peterson, 73, of Great Falls, Montana, and his family.

The Preston family couldn’t come to Nevada to get Bobby but a friend of the family works for Delta Airlines and will pick him up during a layover Friday at Reno-Tahoe International Airport and take him back to Montana.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada agreed to keep Bobby until he makes his trip.

Kyle Peterson’s daughter Erika helped look for Bobby and the SPCA of Northern Nevada quoted her as saying: “Bobby has a special diet so to keep him healthy, my dad Kyle would always buy him special cat food. Well, my dad never gave up on finding Bobby. He’s continued to this day to buy the special cat food and put it outside, hoping Bobby will come back on his own.”

Bobby the cat at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Photos courtesy SPCA