Denise Bilowus aways hoped Smokey would come back.

Although her hope grew dimmer as time went on, she never gave it up completely. When she moved to another house she made sure her telephone number stayed the same so animal service could reach her if they ever would find Smokey.

Then she received a text message from her niece: animal services had found Smokey!

Thanks to a tattoo they were able to match Smokey to Denise.

“I want to let people know that it’s important to get your cat tattooed. And if a person does find a cat they (should) turn it in.

I don’t know where this cat has been for seven years.”
Denise Bilowus

Smokey has a microchip now as well and is slowly but surely getting reacquainted with his house.