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Missing Denver cat found 100 miles away nine months later

Harold the missing cat
Posted at 9:37 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-09 20:32:46-05

DENVER — Brian and Sara Falk searched for nine months for their cat, Harold, after he missing during a family camping trip in Palisade in June.

"It was the last day of school, and we had planned kind of an epic RV road trip," said Sara. "On the very first night, the cat actually jumped out of the RV."

The 10-day vacation quickly turned into a search for their cat. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months, but they could not find Harold, also known as Mr. Smooch.

"I think there were moments where we're like, 'What are we doing? Like the cat's not going to come back,' and moments where we were like, 'Well, let's just keep keep the faith,'" said Sara. "We just tried to stay positive and just wait and see what happens."

Then, nine months later and 100 miles from where Harold jumped out, he turned up in Ridgway.

"He's back home, and he's back to his regular routine and just super happy," said Brian. "It's something we'll definitely never forget."