SC cat reunited with owners two years after he went missing - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

SC cat reunited with owners two years after he went missing

Bruno back at home with his family. (April 24, 2014/FOX Carolina) Bruno back at home with his family. (April 24, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Autenzio family in Spartanburg only had a glimmer of hope they would ever see their cat Bruno again after he went missing two years ago.

"We went to a family wedding in Philadelphia," said Ellen Autenzio, "and we boarded him for the first time. The day before [my daughter] was going to go pick him up, he escaped from the vets."

Tuesday, however, Autenzio's prayers were answered, when Greenville County Animal Care Services called.

"She said 'we have a cat here, 9 years old, neutered male, with a microchip,'" said Autenzio. "'Your name is on it, call us back.'"

She did, and then raced with her daughter to the shelter. Sure enough, it was Bruno.

"We felt like we were dreaming. It seemed like a dream," Autenzio said.

It was thanks to a microchip the Autenzio's had implanted under Bruno's skin when they got him in 2006. He was picked up in Spartanburg, and using a scanner wand, animal care identified him and his owners.

"If we had not microchipped Bruno, we would not have gotten him back. I don't believe we would have seen him again," said Autenzio."Microchip your pets if you love them."

You can get your pet a microchip at Greenville County Animal Care Services for just $10. For more information, click here.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man arrested for arson after setting clothing on fire

    Man arrested for arson after setting clothing on fire

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:22:59 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:30:59 GMT
    Sidney Harris (Source: Dunklin Co. Jail via Vinelink)Sidney Harris (Source: Dunklin Co. Jail via Vinelink)

    Police in Kennett arrested a man accused of setting clothes on fire which spread to a house.

    Police in Kennett arrested a man accused of setting clothes on fire which spread to a house.

  • Marion Berry Parkway to be resurfaced

    Marion Berry Parkway to be resurfaced

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:59:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:11:17 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Roadwork is expected to start this week on the Marion Berry Parkway.

    Roadwork is expected to start this week on the Marion Berry Parkway.

  • BREAKING

    JPD make arrest in April homicide

    JPD make arrest in April homicide

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:22:20 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:02:55 GMT

    According to online jail records, 25-year-old Khalid Karim Robertson was booked into the Craighead County Detention Center Monday afternoon on a first-degree murder charge.

    A Jonesboro man is in jail on a murder charge.

Powered by Frankly