Bring Mellow Home

$1,400 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 18 months
We had just moved to the Bay Area in 2011 after being stationed there when shortly after we moved in, Mellow got out.  We spent months looking for him, posting ads, even after our short term lease in Hayward was up and we moved to San Leandro in January 2012, we kept looking, driving around the area in hopes we would just see him strolling around. Unfortunately we never saw him again.... we could notice a change in our other cat who was clearly depressed from losing her best friend... we've had them both since they were 8 weeks old. The only hope we had was with Mellow being microchipped, that someone will eventually  scan him. We never received "the call" so we were heartbroken... In July 2015 we were stationed in Georgia and had to move away. Then out of nowhere, 2 days ago, we reiceved a call late at night from a weird number, I was hesitant to answer as we've been having issues with a lot of sales calls and we stopped answering our phones from numbers we don't recognize. But that time, we answered, and the moment the person mentioned "found cat" we knew exactly what that meant! Someone found Mellow!! I ran frantically to write down the finders number to give her a call and when I got a hold of her, I told her what had happened and that it's been nearly 6(!!!) years since we've last seen our Mellow!!! We were both overwhelmed with joy and just cried, we stayed on the phone for a good amount of time just talking about Mellow. Words can't express how thankful I am that this wonderful person noticed a friendly cat in her neighborhood and decided to get him scanned for a microchip!
She has already taken Mellow to the vet to get a check up and got him a round of shots since it's been so long since his last set.
We are currently trying to make arrangements to get Mellow from CA to GA. I'm asking for your donation to make this possible for us to bring Mellow back home. Any leftover money will be donated to a local rescue and vets office.
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Thank you everyone who made this reunion possible!!! ❤️❤️
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A quick update - i just purchased the airline tickets for Petra to accompany Mellow + got her hotel stay overnight in ATL taken care of as well.
He's coming home THIS WEEKEND!!! We're so excited !!! We shot a little low on our goal, but that's ok ! We're just happy to have our baby back soon.
Thank you so much everyone for donating!
Should more donations come in, I stand by my word that everything in excess of Mellows Vet & Transportation cost will be donated to a local rescue. ❤️❤️❤️
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I just wanted to say, thank you all so so much !!! I didn't expect such a huge response but please believe that we are eternally grateful!!! Mellow was our first baby and we can't wait to get him back! We are currently making arrangements to fly Mellow home this week. The wonderful person that found him will be flying with him with in the cabin of the plane. Any airline suggestions are more than welcome, please PM me or leave a comment if you have any experience. Thanks again ❤️❤️❤️
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Angie Huffman
18 months ago
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I sent you an email but I hadn't seen that you already had the arrangements made. Congratulations to you all! If I can ever help you in the future please let me know.

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Caren Swart
18 months ago
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Please check out our group The Catz Meow on FB. We transport cats around the country.

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Peta Cooper
18 months ago
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Congratulations on reaching your goal!

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Peta Cooper
18 months ago

I would look into Jetblue, I've always seen people bring their cats on board when I used to go between Oakland & SFO to New York.

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$1,400 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 18 months
Created May 20, 2017
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Anonymous
18 months ago
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Chris Vargas
18 months ago
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Although goal has been exceeded, I would still love to help. Maybe fly Mellow in business class? She deserves it! ;-)

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Anonymous
18 months ago
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Sonny Abello
18 months ago
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I envy you, and hope that you and Mellow are reunited soon. :-)

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Gina Garibaldi
18 months ago
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I'm so happy that you are getting Mellow back and Petra was amazing to check to see if he had an owner.

AR
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Ann Rice
18 months ago
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So glad you found him!

AB
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Angie Black
18 months ago
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The story is amazing and the family soon will be reunited !

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Anonymous
18 months ago
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Angie Huffman
18 months ago
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I sent you an email but I hadn't seen that you already had the arrangements made. Congratulations to you all! If I can ever help you in the future please let me know.

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Caren Swart
18 months ago
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Please check out our group The Catz Meow on FB. We transport cats around the country.

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Peta Cooper
18 months ago
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Congratulations on reaching your goal!

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Peta Cooper
18 months ago

I would look into Jetblue, I've always seen people bring their cats on board when I used to go between Oakland & SFO to New York.

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