Deaf, Blind 20-Year-Old Cat Waits Months On Florida Beach For Owner’s Return

An extended vacation in February turned into a much longer stay for an elderly female in Florida. Ordinarily such a story wouldn’t warrant much news, but in this case, the short-term Floridian was a very important cat.

Raymond McNamara, 50, had been traveling through Florida and was making a stop in Fort Lauderdale when his 20-year-old deaf and blind seal point siamese, Lily, ran off, People reports. McNamara spent the next two weeks looking for her, handing out pictures of her to locals, and worrying about his furry friend.

Assuming the worst, McNamara packed up and headed to California for the rest of the spring. Three months went by before he heard some exciting news.

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