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Reunited

Missing cat and owner reunited after months apart

After 83 days being lost, Darleen Novak and her 11 year old cat, "Alphie" were reunited at the Animal Protective Foundation on Maple Ave. in Glenville on Tuesday morning. APF Veterinary Technician, Heather McNamara at left, was instrumental in finding the cat on Craigs List and locating his owner.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
After 83 days being lost, Darleen Novak and her 11 year old cat, "Alphie" were reunited at the Animal Protective Foundation on Maple Ave. in Glenville on Tuesday morning. APF Veterinary Technician, Heather McNamara at left, was instrumental in finding the cat on Craigs List and locating his owner.
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Darleen Novak clutched her empty cat carrier, looking eager and worried at the same time. “She’s been gone for 83 days,” she said, standing at the counter of the Animal Protective Foundation shelter in Glenville. She was looking for Alphie, who had slipped out of her Guilderland house this summer and never returned. Novak plastered telephone poles with Alphie’s picture, went on every missing-pet website to describe her beloved cat and even took out an ...

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thoughtful
November 7, 2012
12:59 a.m.

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Love this! It is so nice when a lost pet story has a happy ending!

1963
November 8, 2012
8:28 a.m.

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Kudos to veterinary professional Heather McNamara for going the extra mile -- her initiative made ALL the difference!

carolynclayton
November 8, 2012
6:40 p.m.

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wonderful story with a very heart warming ending. Congrats to APF and super sleuth Heather McNamara. Everybody at APF are caring good people. I sent them a poster of our missing cat and received a lovely note in return telling me they will keep their eyes open for her. Minnie has been missing for a month from the Pattersonville, NY area. She is an 11 year old calico kitty, chipped and declawed. Here's hoping she finds her way to kind and caring people and home to us.

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