Willow (cat)

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Other name(s) Captain Meowzers/Lieutenant Meowzers
Species Felis catus
Breed Calico cat
Sex Female
Owner Squires family

Willow, also known as "Willow the cat",[1] is a calico cat who travelled 1,800 miles from Westminster, Colorado, to New York City. Willow was discovered in September 2011, 5 years after escaping during a renovation, when her implanted microchip was scanned at an animal shelter.[2] Anderson Cooper reunited Willow with her family, the Squireses, via satellite on 15 September 2011.[3] Willow was reunited in person with the Squireses on the night of 22 September 2011, and made an appearance on The Today Show with Matt Lauer on 23 September 2011.[4]

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  1. ^ Chung, Jen (16 September 2011), "EXCLUSIVE: The Mystery Of Willow The Cat Solved!", Gothamist, retrieved 23 September 2011 
  2. ^ [1] New York Times.
  3. ^ Colorado Cat Makes ‘Anderson’ Appearance
  4. ^ After 1,800-mile trek, cat visits Studio 1A!