A wayward feline has been safely reunited with his human family in Grand Forks five days after the animal was reported missing.
“The brat has just returned finally and the cat doors are locked,” Shannon Atchison posted in a Facebook update about her cheddar-coloured cat, Nacho, Sunday, Aug. 31.
Nacho was caught on Atchison’s security camera leaving their home near the intersection of Birch and Kenmore Wednesday evening, Aug. 26.
Atchison said she normally keeps track of Nacho using a collar that pings his whereabouts through an app. But the cat has been known to get his collar stuck in his mouth, and she said she took it off of him as a precaution when the family left for a camping trip on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
While she had been worried that Nacho would be taken by area coyotes, she said he barely touched his food when he decided to come back, leading Atchison to supsect her boy may have found himself a second home in the neighbourhood.
As luck would have it, the cat did come back — not the very next day, but five days later.