GEORGETOWN, DE (December 23, 2017) – The Brandywine Valley SPCA today reunited Raja, a six year old Bengal mix cat, with its family after the cat escaped from the family home in Florida three years ago.
Three-year old Raja escaped from the family residence in 2014 while the Tuttle family lived in Florida. After searching to no avail, the family assumed Raja, a Bengal mix, had been stolen.
On Tuesday, a gentleman living in Georgetown brought a stray cat to the BVSPCA Georgetown Campus. The team checked the cat for a chip and found one. After researching several angles, a staffer connected the pieces to the Tuttle family, who now live in Virginia. Sean, Stephanie and Emily Tuttle came to the Georgetown Campus today to finally bring Raja home.
“Our first priority with a found animal is exercising every possibility to find that pet’s family,” said Walt Fenstermacher, Director of Operations at the Georgetown Campus. “This is certainly one of the most amazing reunifications I’ve experienced – a Christmas miracle!”
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first open admission shelter in Pennsylvania to achieve No Kill status and serves as the only open admission shelter in both Chester and Delaware Counties. In 2015, the BVSPCA opened its first Animal Health Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania, making veterinary care more accessible to local residents. In 2016, the BVSPCA took on a five-year contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services, and expanded its reach further into the tri-state area by opening both a second shelter and a second Animal Health Center in New Castle County, Delaware. Shortly after, a PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center was opened in Dover, Delaware. Its mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and to advocate on their behalf. Each year, the BVSPCA cares for more than 12,000 stray, owner-surrendered, wayward owned, and abused and neglected animals. For more information, please visit www.bvspca.org.
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